Mumma’s Nest Christmas Markets prove popular

Mumma's Nest Christmas Market
Mumma's Nest Market organisers Lisa Marie Gallwey and Hannah Jacobs with Alys Drew.

The Mumma's Nest Christmas Markets in Bundaberg this weekend were a hit with up to 100 people lining up before doors opened on Friday evening.

More than 60 stalls featured at the event showcasing handmade creations from jewellery and pram liners to Christmas wreaths and cookies.

Organiser Lisa Marie Gallwey said while the Mumma’s Nest Christmas Markets had always been popular, even they had been surprised at the interest and the number of people coming through the doors.

“It was crazy,” Lisa laughed.

“[On Friday afternoon] we went to open the door and there was probably 50 to 100 people out there.

“I know a few stallholders sold out of things and had to quickly go home and remake.

“Everyone is leaving with bags so everyone is happy!”

The markets have a strong support local focus with all 63 stallholders from the Bundaberg Region except for a couple who travelled from Hervey Bay.

Mumma's Nest Christmas Markets
Boomerang Bags were on display at Mumma's Nest Markets with makers Vickie Mills and Pam Twyford manning the stall

The Mumma’s Nest Christmas Markets are their biggest event of the year and Lisa said they were so popular because everyone was looking for good quality gifts for Christmas or end-of-year teacher presents.

In addition to supporting local creators who Lisa said were “such lovely stallholders” the event was raising money for Angels Community Group.

“We’re hoping to be able to raise over $3000 for the Angels food hampers today.”

Mumma's Nest Christmas Markets offer good quality gifts

Mumma's Nest Christmas Markets
Cazz Boylan shared her card craft and boxes at her stall Crafting with Cazz

Cazz Boylan hosted her Crafting with Cazz stall, sharing her card craft and boxes ahead of the festive season.

“It’s been really, really busy,” Cazz said.

“We’ve had so many people pop in.”

She’s been to every Mumma’s Nest Christmas Markets and said there was a great range of stallholders at the event.

“Very lucky to be surrounded by so many creative people in Bundaberg.”

“It’s been wonderful.”

Cazz said there was strong interest from the community in having locally made products under the Christmas tree.

“Everyone loves a handmade gift.

“It’s a little bit more special.”