HOOLA hoops twirled and bubbles floated among dancing fairies as people flocked to Invercargill’s city centre for a Christmas celebration.
Run by Great South in collaboration with the Invercargill City Council, more than 3000 people visited the annual Esk St Christmas Market Day on Saturday.
Great South conference and events manager Karen Witham said despite the temperamental weather and the challenge of the rain, there was a great turnout from the community.
“It’s really magical to see all our hard work behind the scenes come to life and for the community to be able to enjoy it.”
From food trucks to spinning wheels, games, Southland art, face painting and more, the street was lined with about 50 stalls and a consistent flow of people visited throughout the day.
“It’s been so fantastic, the morning was definitely alive with bubbles and chalk and children.”