Bay to enter festive spirit

2017-11-08 06:00
Some of the items that were on display at last year's Christmas in the Home. Photo:SUPPLIED

Some of the items that were on display at last year's Christmas in the Home. Photo:SUPPLIED

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PEOPLE with a passion for Christmas will be able to put their festive spirit and creativity on display when the annual Christmas in the Home market returns to the Nelson Mandela Bay next month.

While more than 130 stallholders will once again exhibit their seasonal handicrafts and gift ideas, members of the public are also invited to enter a new competition for the most creative Christmas tree.

In keeping with the handcrafted emphasis of the market, organiser Elsje Smuts said entrants would need to ensure that some elements of their trees were handmade.

“The essence of Christmas in the Home is about unique, handcrafted items that you won’t find in any store. So, to be eligible, there must be a handmade element to the Christmas tree entries – either the tree itself or the decorations or both,” said Smuts.

She said all entries will be put on display for the duration of the market, which will be held in the Walmer Park Shopping Centre basement parking garage from December 1 to December 3.

“Visitors will have the chance to vote for their favourite tree and the best entry will win R750 in cash.”

Regular visitors can look forward to a new, more accessible venue and a number of previously unseen stalls, said Smuts.

“This year we’ve worked hard to bring some fresh ideas and out-of-town stallholders to the PE public. Our aim is to create a wonderland experience as soon as you step through the doors and rekindle the childhood magic of Christmas.”

Entry into the Christmas tree competition is free of charge.

For entry details, email elsje@truebluecommunication.co.za or call 082 873 7663.

Entries close on November 20 and trees must be delivered to the venue on November 29 and collected again on December 4.

For more info visit the Christmas in the Home Facebook page.

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