A VERY VINTAGE CHRISTMAS
A new vintage and retro market will start on December 14 in Hillcrest.
The Market Place will feature more than two dozen stallholders selling nostalgia collectables, children's clothing and locally made crafts.
Market Place is at Hillcrest Chapel, Masters Ave, Saturday, December 14, 8am-midday. Free entry. See their Facebook page for details.
SANTA'S MALL WARS
Has the traditional photo with Santa become the latest battleground in Hamilton's mega mall wars?
Centre Place is offering a free photo with Santa in his new-look Santa's Grotto, with parents also allowed to take photos with their own camera or smart phone. For $6 you can buy a USB stick with a digital copy of the professionally-shot photo.
Over at Te Awa a photo with Santa will set you back $13 for a basic 6 x 4 print and for $30 you get the print, plus three digital images on a memory stick.
Santa's already at Te Awa and he will be at Centre Place from Monday, December 2.
NO ICE RINK
Sad news for fans of the yearly Garden Place ice skating rink with confirmation it won't be back for this Christmas.
There's been no reason given for why we won't be seeing it, but given its popularity over past festive seasons it's difficult to understand why it won't be here.
NEW HAM EAST GROCER?
The Hamilton East Green Grocer on Grey St has temporarily shut with signs in the windows telling shoppers it will be re-open mid-December.
Talk of the Tron understands it will remain some form of green grocer and general store.
The exterior has been painted a bright yellow and lots of extra shelving is being installed.
WE LOVE #LOVETHETRON
A very Trontastic happy first birthday to the good folk at @lovethetron, who ever they may be.
Since bursting onto our twitter feeds last year with an infectious enthusiasm for all that is good and great about the City of the Future @lovethetron has gathered a loyal following of fellow Tron lovers and has done more for then city than any slick marketing campaign could ever hope to achieve.
And no, we don't know who they are. And no, it's not us. We wish we were that clever and likeable!