The General Collective Christmas series kicks off with our popular Ponsonby Central Christmas Market on Sunday 17 November.
Claire O’Shanessey, Event Manager at Ponsonby Central, says when Ponsonby Central first started the aim was to create an atmosphere similar to a market you would find in London or Melbourne – a lively space filled with little stalls and people selling their wares – one that was focussed on the people.
“We love having General Collective here because they attract the same kind of people that we have at Ponsonby Central – our restaurateurs and retail operators are passionate about what they do and work hard to create an environment that is special – it’s just translating it into other areas and bringing like-minded people into our venue – it’s always a good vibe, everyone’s happy and we love it,” she says.
“Christmas shopping doesn’t have to be a chore, it can be a fun and enjoyable experience. Not everyone wants to buy from chain shopping outlets – they want something unique and different. General Collective is not just about the products and food, it’s the overall experience which makes it exceptional.”
General Collective has carefully curated an incredible selection of beautiful gift ideas from some regular market favourites including: boutique, handmade ceramic homewares from Claybird Ceramics; whimsical prints and apparel by Auckland artist Emily Bailey of Baileys Alchemy; and gorgeous kokedama planters by Coastal Flair to add a touch of elegant greenery to your home.
They’re also showcasing some exciting new brands to the General Collective line-up such as: Sharper Thinker with their range of quality, New Zealand-made educational projects that your kids and teens will actually want to make and keep; Natures Fleece who create the softest woollen products for newborns and toddlers from pristine New Zealand fibre; and Duval Creative, with more seriously cool stories and creative art from Hibiscus Coast artist and storyteller Stu Duval.
If you’re looking for something special and want an out of the box shopping experience, kick your Christmas shopping off at Ponsonby Central Christmas Market.
Ponsonby Central Christmas Market
Sunday 17 November, 10am – 3pm
The Sapphire Room at Ponsonby Central, 7 Richmond Road, Grey Lynn
For further information contact: Rose Barbarich on 022 061 1277
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