Having a coffee and biscuits on a cold winter’s day meeting with Renate and Heimo from Stony River Hotel has sparked some ideas. Hasn’t it always been so nice having the Christmas markets on for 4 weeks and during the cold winter time in Europe? Somewhere were you can warm your belly with some hearty meals and your hands on a cup of mulled wine.
2 cups later we had a plan to open a small European inspired market at Stony River Hotel for one day and invite some local New Zealand craft along to exhibit. We would sell jewellery of course and Heimo thought about a menu including Kartoffelpuffer and Gluehwein…
Some weeks later we had a full 23 stall Christmas Market. The first one to visit Taranaki actually and the pressure to make it a fantastic one is on!
27th August 2017 (and many years to follow hopefully)
at Stony River Hotel in Okato, Taranaki
For our event facebook page click here.
Stony River Hotel is presenting our first traditional European Christkindl Christmas Market.
Together with over 20 exhibitors from our region we have created an authentic European Christmas market atmosphere for the whole family.
Austrian chef Heimo Staudinger has prepared a smorgasbord of traditional Christmas market foods.
Enjoy a warming mulled wine or children’s punch and wander through the lit-up stalls decorated traditionally.
This event is weather dependent, please check our event page for updates.
4:30pm Father Christmas will arrive with surprises.
4:30pm Christmas entertainment by the “Taranaki Harmony Chorus”
5:30pm Visit children’s book author Lesley Dowding in her tent for a Christmas story.
Raffle tickets for sale to win our big Christmas basket.
Children books and handcrafted toys and accessories, Furniture, Jewellery, Candles, Soaps, Clothes, Sweet and Savoury Foods and much more.
Click here to read the Taranaki Daily News article.