Thursday 12th December
The evening of Thursday December 12th from 5pm will be a city-wide celebration of community and extraordinary shopping with live music, in-store specials, prize giveaways, workshops, beautiful morsels to taste and exciting things to do and see across the City of Newcastle’s Maker X Trader community.
Free sparkling wine tastings thanks to Rob of Inner City Winemakers, handcrafted right here in Newcastle.
Sample delicious mineral rich sparkling Beloka Water from the Kosciuszko National Park.
Special on the spot SWELL Magazine giveaways with heartfelt purchases from our town’s small business community.
Christmas shopping has never looked this good, been this fun or felt this rewarding.
Meet our Sparkle City Ambassadors for special free guided tours from 5.30 pm at Timeless Textiles Gallery and High Tea with Mrs Woo. Or make up your own tour from the menu below.
Sparkle! Feel free to dress up! Let’s share a toast to our city’s retail gems and help them shine in 2020!
To best experience all there is to see allow 2-3 hours walking/light rail/bike.
A Taste of What’s On Where
Special in-store giveaways, 10%* off store wide, champagne and nibbles from 5pm – 7:30pm.
*excludes made to measure.
With Love Bree-Lacey
Special Hula hooping demonstrations, workshops with Tiahna of Teaki Hoops and 10% off when you spend over $100, plus free gift wrapping.
more shops, activities and venues tba
Darby / Central
Elderflower Spritzes, local Finnish Folk Group Salmiakki Pelimannit playing from 6pm – 7.30pm. 20% off all Christmas decorations and free Christmas wrapping.
Celebrating the new chapter and relaunch of Scout with a large scale collaborative window installation by High Swan Dive & Film and Foliage. Juicy giveaways, complimentary gift wrapping, 10% off store-wide, and more.
Live in-store performances, juicy giveaways, complimentary gift wrapping, 10% off store-wide (yes including vinyl & books!), and more.
High Tea with Mrs Woo
Join the Mrs Woo sisters in-store for drinks and dress-ups! Discover new styles from the Summer release and Mrs Woo Lifecycle Marketplace, get lucky with surprise specials and giveaways.
Baked goodies, giveaways and sparkly goodness galore instore
Neighbourhood jam at the Darby St headphones
Mystery prize giveaways
Cooks Hill Books
Spot book voucher giveaways
Steel & Anchor
Bubbles and more!
High Swan Dive
Live music and green goodies galore
Free kids craft and disco, live music, free Christmas cake and gift wrapping plus in-store specials.
Secret Book Stuff
Special book launch: “Son of a Jacobite” by TJ Lovatt along with a stunning grazing table and Christmas discounts.
Barbara Nanshe Studio
Gluten free cake, nibbles and crackers along with live music.
Fringe Dweller by Gina Ermer
Champagne and canapes from 5pm plus 10% off all clothing for one day only.
Live street music, in-store giveaways, complementary gift wrapping and a glass of bubbles to celebrate the Festive Season.
15% discount on everything in-store! Nibbles and cake and bubbles galore!!
Timeless Textiles Gallery
Nibbles, bubbles and a one night only skate park – details TBA
Champagne and gift wrapping on all purchases!
Christmas in the City
Check out the many terrific Makers X Traders special events and in-store offers in December to celebrate this festive season.
Responding in kind and love with terrific daily prizes this December, we thank you for supporting your Makers X Traders this Christmas.
Are you a Newcastle based Maker X Trader? We are accepting membership applications now
Who are the Makers X Traders?
We’re a group that began to meet over coffee to share our journeys, our aspirations and how we were faring in our rapidly evolving city.
Stories of community engagement, sustainable supply practices and the fostering of creative communities we found uplifting and fortifying in challenging times.
Ideas quickly began to emerge for projects that we could tackle as a group that were beyond us as individual businesses.