MEDIA RELEASE – 24 November 2010

Don’t miss your chance to take advantage of exclusive specials and discounts at the Old Bus Depot Markets first ever ‘Real Christmas One Day Only Sale’, on Saturday 4 December 2010. This is the first time EVER that the markets have held a sale, and the one day of the year visitors can bag an extra special bargain.

“This is our first ‘sale’ at the markets and the involvement from our stallholders has been overwhelming.  Getting Canberrans into visiting the markets on a Saturday is always challenging after they have spent a year of shopping with us every Sunday.  This Sale will help in kick starting the Christmas trade and be a reward for everyone in the good habit of getting their Christmas shopping done early,” said Old Bus Depot Markets co-owner, Morna Whiting.

“Find special gifts for your loved ones, stocking fillers for the kids or that distinctive hand made something that you can’t find in the major stores. It’s the best place to tick off your Christmas gift list,” she said.

The Real Christmas One Day Sale will include many and varied offers from the participating stallholders. Offers include two for ones, up to 30% off, free gifts with purchase and huge value-add promotions.

“Saturday 4 December is also the chance for visitors to get into the Christmas spirit and join us for our special Christmas demonstrations. Discover the secrets to making perfect shortbread from Canberra’s famous shortbread queen, Margaret Hansen, find out how to make your own Christmas wreaths and learn some timesaving tips on tracing your family tree,” Ms Whiting continued.

And don’t forget, Canberra’s popular Sunday markets will be open every Saturday and Sunday in the lead up to Christmas, promising original, handmade gifts for your loved ones, and all within a vibrant market buzzing with the Christmas spirit.

At the Christmas Markets visitors can browse and buy beautifully handcrafted, personalised homewares and gifts, scrumptious Christmas fare such as gingerbread houses, cakes and cherries, gifts for the table and the tree, personalised baubles, exquisite hand carved decorations, live Christmas trees, art, soaps and plenty of stocking stuffers. For more information on the Real Christmas One Day Sale and Christmas markets go to www.obdm.com.au