ONE of special features of a German festive season is the Christmas markets – and they will be recreated in Nundle on Saturday.
The village will have stalls, music, games, crafts, German-inspired food and late-night shopping, organiser Susan Rieger said.
“It’s a little early, but if you want to get in the Christmas mood, this will be a good start,” she said.
“If people want to do their Christmas shopping for quality handmade products, this will be the right place to go.”
Ms Rieger said she and co-organiser Raegan Sutherland were “very excited” about the first-time Nundle Lions Twilight Christmas Market, which will be held in the gardens of the woollen mill.
“I’m German – I moved to Australia almost 11 years ago – and I love Christmas and really miss our Christmas markets in Germany,” she said.
“So I’m trying to recreate [them].
“It’s the whole atmosphere: you hear Christmas music, have all these Christmas lights … we have a really big Christmas tree, decorations, really good food and the products you buy there are all handmade.”
Ms Rieger said Santa and his little helpers would be in attendance, there would be lantern-making and games of skill for the kids, and the food would include bratwurst and Reuben sandwiches.
She said it would also be a local fundraiser, with all funds going to Nundle CWA Preschool.
“It is our desire to establish Nundle Christmas Market as an annual event showcasing unique, quality, handcrafted products in the cool, green gardens of the Nundle Woollen Mill,” Mrs Rieger said.
- The Christmas market will be held in the grounds of Nundle Woollen Mill on Saturday, November, 10 from 5pm to 9pm.