Millthorpe Markets draws thousands for annual Christmas event

FUN DAY: Becy Carr, Suze Carr, Rachel Short, Ashlyn Short and Emilie Short from Canberra at the Millthorpe Markets. Photo: MARK LOGAN

FUN DAY: Becy Carr, Suze Carr, Rachel Short, Ashlyn Short and Emilie Short from Canberra at the Millthorpe Markets. Photo: MARK LOGAN

Crowds flocked to the Millthorpe's Christmas markets on Sunday and enjoyed fine weather.

Stalls co-ordinator Ellie McNamara said about 10,000 people attended in the first few hours.

"It's pretty epic. The weather is just so beautiful" she said.

Why change a winning formula?

Ellie McNamara, Millthorpe Markets stalls co-ordinator

Additions this year included mini-trains and a gelato van which had proved popular.

"Why change a winning formula?" she said.

"We evolve a little bit each year.

BIG DAY: Lucy Opie, Lucy Rackham, Madi Schmidt, Nathan Gatt at the Oil and Herbs Grocer and Co Organic stall at the markets. Photo: MARK LOGAN

BIG DAY: Lucy Opie, Lucy Rackham, Madi Schmidt, Nathan Gatt at the Oil and Herbs Grocer and Co Organic stall at the markets. Photo: MARK LOGAN

"We have more shade and seating and places to chill out, it is a busy market."

She said about 500 volunteers manned the markets.

They are mainly teachers, parents and children from Millthorpe Public School which gains money raised on the day to provide extra equipment and facilities for the school.

The school is attended by just under 300 students.

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