Welcome to the 9th year of The Great Christmas Market!
Due to Covid, we've decided to ticket the event this year and stagger entry to manage crowds, hence so many different times on offer. 1hr is just a suggested time to do your shopping, you are more than welcome to stay longer. Children under 5 are free and $1 from every ticket sold will go to our 2 charities, KidsCan & Life Education Trust
We love this time of the year and we love sharing our festive market and all the gorgeous handmade gifts you and your loved ones will treasure.
Founders will yet again be gracing us with its beauty and charm hosting over 100 of the regions finest boutique makers. You'll find unique, handmade gifts for all of your loved ones this Christmas.
We've got stalls inside the Energy Centre, The Granary & outside as well. There will be plenty of top quality food options to intice the taste buds whilst shopping. If you fancy taking your time you could pack your own picnic or sit and relax at the infamous Founders Cafe and Brewery. We will have visiting buskers & choirs throughout the day to add to the atmosphere.
Founders has loads on offer for any non-shoppers in your group, Visit McCashin's Hop Garden for local award-winning craft beer and cider straight. For the kids there's the fantastic playground and the carefully curated historic buildings not to mention the kids zone.
We recommend you get your friends together, fill your wallet with cash (many of our stallholders wont have eftpos) & come with some great big market bags.
Buying handmade & NZ made has never been better.