Kempsey Christmas Twilight Market set to be merry and bright

BANG: A shot of the fireworks at the 2014 Christmas Twilight Markets.
BANG: A shot of the fireworks at the 2014 Christmas Twilight Markets.

The Kempsey Twilight Market will celebrate the beginning of the countdown to Christmas day

With a record number of 165 stalls setting up shop at the Kempsey Riverside Park this Saturday at 4pm, the night is set to be spectacular. Locals are invited to bring a blanket and picnic chair, check out the stalls, chow down on the street food, take a photo with Santa in his sleigh and pat his trusty white husky dogs! Meanwhile there will be live entertainment all through the night.

Fireworks will light up the sky at 8.30pm.

“We are so excited this year, not only do we have record stall bookings - over 165! .. all of your favorite things - hand made, home grown, vintage and quality - we have loads of delicious street food; pizza, BBQ, German sausage, Asian, pan cakes, you name it we've got it,” markets coordinator Belinda Fowler told the Argus.

“There are activities for the kids like a jumping castle, Sand Wizzard.. we've even got a special kids band lined up - The Sillies!  Santa will be arriving at 4.30 and making his way up to the top of the market - because you can have your family Christmas photos taken professionally there too - the Kempsey Macleay Kennel Club will be hosting a photo fundraiser  - Have your photos taken with Santa in a real sleigh - headed up by the cutest fluffy white husky dogs you have ever seen!  

“The entertainment on the night is set to be spectacular, starting at 4pm the program is full - Nathan Douglas, James Leigh, Delma & Pete, Liam Moylan and Duo Connecting Souls with be keeping you happy - at 8pm we have the Kempsey District Silver band playing Christmas carols by candlelight followed with a bang at 8.30 by Fireworks ON THE RIVER!  Bring a chair or a picnic blanked and settle in on the river bank to watch the most amazing display you have ever seen on the Macleay!  We will be kicking on the market and entertainment after the fireworks until 10pm, so stay and enjoy,” Ms Fowler said.