One of the most diverse markets in the Top of the South returns to Queen Street on 30 December. The Richmond Market Day will showcase over 120 sellers from all over the country and offer everything from street food, arts and crafts, furniture, candles, skincare, plants, food gifts, clothing and jewellery.

The event runs from 9 am to 3 pm when the street will be transformed into a pedestrian paradise, leaving you free to wander and browse at your leisure. Local businesses will also join in with stalls outside their shops.

Event coordinator Charlotte Bidlake says, “It’s a great day out for the whole family, and a market-goer’s heaven! We’ll have high-quality products from lots of local vendors, as well as those who come from the North Island and further down south as far as Dunedin.”

Families will love the hand-picked buskers, magicians and stilt walkers. And to top it all off, there will be a bouncy castle, outdoor games and giant colouring for the kids.

Charlotte says, “We’ve got quite a lot of first-time stallholders this year too, which is exciting to see.”

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