‘Kiwiana’ Christmas market

Photo: Sharon Reece
Photo: Sharon Reece
A very Kiwi Santa spread some Christmas cheer to Invercargill residents  on Saturday, including 21-month-old Eliza Coote.

The  city centre Christmas market and festival focused on all things "kiwiana" to better represent the New Zealand way of celebrating the holiday period, Invercargill City Council community development officer Gemma Crawford said.

About 1000 people attended the market, which had 45 stalls from local businesses, she said.

Through a council survey earlier in the year, Invercargill residents made it clear the Christmas festival was an important event for the city, she said.


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