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FROM 10AM - 4PM THROUGHOUT DECEMBER

Christmas Trading 2017

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 from Tuesday 26 September. November market bookings will be as normal.  As a new initiative, all casual stallholders will be required to trade both Saturdays and Sundays, having both a strong weekend trade.

Regular stallholders

  • Regular stallholders will automatically be booked in for 2, 3, 9,10, 16, 17, 23 and 24 December December.
  • Please contact us before November 28 if you cannot attend any dates in December to help us with our market planning.
  • Marketing this year will reflect the strong schedule of what we did for the Celebration of Wool event, so will include printed media, radio, and social media. We would encourage you all to promote December trading through your own marketing channels as that had made a major effect on the success of the Celebration of Wool event.
  • On Saturday trading the fee will be $59 for the day, plus any additions you may need like corners, power, tables etc. Your regular stall fee will apply on the Sunday trading day.
  • A reminder that for regular stallholders, the first Saturday (2 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 2 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 payments via Visa or MasterCard (no charge for debit card). Online payments have no surcharge.
  • The markets will be closed on Sunday 31 December and Sunday 7 January, reopening on Sunday 14 January 2018.

Notes for 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 will be available from our website from Tuesday 26 September for December trading.
  • Bookings will be prioritized 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 what we did for the Celebration of Wool event, so will include printed media, radio, and social media. We would encourage you all to promote December trading through your own marketing channels as that had made a major effect in the success of the Celebration of Wool event.
  • To keep the markets interesting for visitors, there will be caped 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. 
  • All bookings for December markets must be paid by Thursday 16 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 payments via Visa or MasterCard (no charge for debit card). 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.

Cost for weekend bookings in December  

  Stall fee (including GST)
Attended more than 20 markets in 2017 $214 for Saturday & Sunday
Attended 20 markets or less in 2017 $234 for Saturday & Sunday
Trestle table hire $10 per day
Power (subject to availability) $20.10 per day
Corner (subject to availability) $34.20 per day
Daily public liability insurance $10.10 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 2 December and Sunday 3 December Multicultural Specialty Group
2nd Weekend Saturday 9 December and Sunday 10 December Super Sunday (Any stallholders, no restrictions)
3rd Weekend Saturday 16 December and Sunday 17 December Designer Specialty Group
4th Weekend Saturday 23 December and Sunday 24 December Collectables Specialty Group

The markets will be closed on Sunday 31 December and Sunday 7 January, re opening on Sunday 14 January 2018.

What's On

Sat 16
Sun 17

Themed Sunday: Designer Sunday

December 17 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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