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Over 250 stalls provide a great Xmas shopping experience, with stallholders coming from as far afield as Canterbury and Northland.

Some of Wellington's best food and coffee vendors keep everyone well fuelled. Thorndon has a great shopping area, and many of our local businesses open for the day, including setting up a stall outside their shop.

Tinakori Rd and Hill St are closed to traffic for the day, providing a unique chance to stroll the streets, browse the stalls and bump into old friends. With Thorndon being well served by public transport, it’s easy to leave the car at home too.

The Fair is run entirely by Thorndon School, with the whole school community helping out. More than 100 volunteers ensuring the day comes off without a hitch. 

This is the 42nd year of the iconic fair.

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