There’s a lot to do in the Waipapa Papanui-Innes-Central Community Board area this coming weekend. Here’s what’s in my diary:
Friday 2 December
The Avebury Xmas Night Market runs from 3:30pm to 7:30pm at Avebury House, 9 Eveleyn Couzins Avenue, Richmond. “…over 40 amazing stallholders bringing a huge variety of locally-crafted, homemade arts and wares; great food; live music; and the star on the tree – Santa! Free Santa selfies for kids of all ages – in the house! We’d love to see you!“
Carols at the Pa takes place at Rehua Marae, 79 Springfield Road, St Albans, from 5:30pm to 7:30pm, with kapa haka, carols, and kia & craft stalls.
I’ll be heading to Global + Local Climate Action: Where to from here? at the Aldersgate Centre, 309 Durham St North, at 6pm. A chance to hear from Green Party Co-leader James Shaw and Christchurch City Councillor Sara Templeton for a kōrero about action on climate change both globally and at a local level. This event is free, but RSVPs are mandatory.
Saturday 3 December
The Christchurch Northern Community Market is now on weekly through the summer months, from 9am to 2pm at the Redwood Hotel, 340 Main North Road.
This Saturday there’s also the Edgeware Village Christmas Market from 10am to 2pm at the St Albans Community Centre, 1049 Colombo Street. “30 stalls of creative products from local crafty people and a large plant sale. Enjoy the entertainment and food on site and find that perfect gift.“
Sunday 4 December
Sunday brings the Christmas Family Festival in Victoria Square, running from 11:30am to 5pm. “…live music, family entertainment, bouncy castles and food vendors. Local performers and music acts like the All Girl Big Band and Music with Michal will also be there. Word on the street is that Santa is also going to make an appearance.”
What are your plans for the weekend?