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Christmas Trading 2018

The Old Bus Depot Markets will be open every Saturday and Sunday in December before Christmas! Find out more about the booking process, with bookings taken via our website. November market bookings will be as normal. All stallholders will be required to trade both Saturdays and Sundays to maintain a fun and engaging weekend trade. Please read all the relevant information before proceeding to the Christmas Application.

 

Christmas Application

 

Casual stallholders only

“Casual stallholders” are defined as stallholders who have not been assigned a permanent stall in the market every Sunday.

  • For casual Stallholders, our Christmas Markets Booking Form is available on our website.
  • Bookings will be prioritised based on general attendance of the markets, requested location of stall (i.e. outside would get a higher priority), quality and uniqueness of your product.   
  • Marketing this year will reflect the strong schedule of was applied to promote the Canberra Wool Expo, so will include printed media, radio, and social media. We encourage you all to promote December trading through your own marketing channels as that made a major effect on the success of the Canberra Wool Expo.
  • To keep the markets interesting for visitors, there will be capped limits on some categories of products. We will try to accommodate everyone, offering refunds for overbooked categories if necessary.
  • This year a security fee is included in the rates, so stalls can be set up on Saturday morning and left overnight. It is advised to take home your valuables and cover your stall with a sheet (or similar). Security staff will be on site from 4 pm Saturday until 8 am Sunday morning. In the unlikely occurrence, your stall needs to be moved on Sunday, a discount will be offered and we will contact you before the weekend to discuss details. 
  • Please allow us on or by 1 November for us to confirm your stall space.
  • All bookings for December markets must be paid by Thursday 15 November. Failure to make timely payment will result in the cancellation of your bookings and your stall will be allocated to someone on the waiting list. There are no exceptions to this policy.
  • During the Christmas period, cancellations must be made five days prior to the market you would like to cancel.  If you cancel by the Tuesday before your market date, we will offer you a credit for another market. Please note we do not refund fees.
  • Please note a 1% surcharge will apply for all card payments over the phone. Online payments have no surcharge.
  • All bookings are subject to a final review. There may be situations beyond our control where bookings may have to be canceled. Your stall may not be in the location you have preference but we will call you to keep you updated if this is the case ie. Upper level, lower level, Kingston foreshore space, fitters workshop and outside.

 

Regular stallholders only

  • Regular stallholders will automatically be booked in for 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 and 23 December. Please fulfil the stall fee payment either via the online booking form or over the phone.
  • Please contact us before November 29 if you cannot attend any dates in December to help us with our market planning.
  • Marketing this year will reflect the strong schedule of was applied to promote the Canberra Wool Expo, so will include printed media, radio, and social media. We encourage you all to promote December trading through your own marketing channels as that had made a major effect on the success of the Canberra Wool Expo.
  • You are expected to participate on both Saturday and Sunday for the price of $134.50 per weekend.
  • A reminder that for regular stallholders, the first Saturday (1 December) is compulsory. There are no exceptions to the first Saturday commitment for regular stallholders, so if you need to find staff to run your stall for Saturday 1 December, please make arrangements soon.
  • During the Christmas period, cancellations must be made five days prior to the market you would like to cancel.  If you cancel by the Tuesday before your market date, we will offer you a credit for another market. Please note we do not refund fees.
  • Please note a 1% surcharge will apply for all card payments over the phone. Online payments have no surcharge.

 

Cost for weekend bookings in December  

  Stall fee (including GST)
Attended more than 20 markets in 2018 $230 for Saturday & Sunday
Attended 20 markets or less in 2018 $250 for Saturday & Sunday
Trestle table hire $10 per day
Power (subject to availability) $20.20 per day
Corner (subject to availability) $34.30 per day
Daily public liability insurance $10.20 per day

20 markets include any markets trading in October and November

 

If you currently only attend particular themed markets, these conditions still apply:

1st Weekend Saturday 1 December and Sunday 2 December

Christmas Kids & Multicultural Specialty Group

2nd Weekend Saturday 8 December and Sunday 9 December

Super Christmas Weekend (all stall categories)

3rd Weekend Saturday 15 December and Sunday 16 December

Designer Specialty Group

4th Weekend Saturday 22 December and Sunday 23 December Collectables Specialty Group

 

What's On

Sun 23

Themed Sunday: Collectable Sunday

September 23 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sun 30

Sunday Markets at the Old Bus Depot

September 30 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Market news

  • Market Entertainment: October 2018
    This October we celebrate the best of the swingin' 50's with a free taster class run by the award-winning Canberra Swing Katz on 11am for Retro Depot. Also on for the month are two performers strongly influenced by the late great Johnny Cash. It's the return of The Guitar Cases and the first performance at the Markets by Andy Nelson.
  • Canberra Swing Katz
    To celebrate the best of the swingin' 50's Swing Katz will hold a free taster class for Retro Depot this 14 October. Swing Katz is a passionate group of dancers that invites people to try swing dancing in a friendly, no-pressure environment.
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