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The Perth Makers Markets comes to QV1 for Christmas
December is full of Christmas joy at QV1 Plaza as the ever-popular Perth Makers Markets set up for a three-day shopping bonanza from Tuesday, 11 December to Thursday, 13 December.
The markets will feature over 140 artisan stalls selling high-quality handmade items, made locally in WA, making this the perfect place to pick up unique Christmas gifts for friends and family.
The stalls will be selling a wide range of products for all tastes and budgets, including jewellery, art, candles, textiles, candles, ceramics, homewares, pet goods and food and beverages. The markets will be open between 11am and 3pm on each day.
The iconic QV1 tower in the Perth CBD west end, along with the newly redeveloped plaza, will be bursting with festive fun, including lunchtime carollers on Tuesday, December 11 and Thursday, 20 December, plus gift giveaways with Harry the ATM, surprise visits from Christmas Elves and a Christmas Appeal for Uniting Care West.
QV1 has been lit up with a dazzling Christmas display, featuring a 14 metre high spectacular Christmas tree in the foyer and sparkling lights decorating the building and external QV1 Plaza.
The QV1 elves will be spreading the Christmas cheer and giving away complimentary Christmas cookies to tenants and visitors at QV1. There is also live music in QV1 Plaza every Wednesday and Thursday between 12pm and 2pm for everyone to enjoy while on their lunch break.
No one loves giving at this time of year more than Harry the ATM. QV1's treat dispensing ATM will be doing a special Christmas edition on Thursday, 13 December from 12pm to 1pm, giving out Christmas gifts. Simply spend $5 or more at Mary Street Bakery, Eat House, Zensaki Japanese Canteen or Tiny's at QV1 Plaza from Tuesday, 11 December to Thursday, 13 December to receive Harry the ATM's PIN code.
QV1 is also supporting Uniting Care West by running a Christmas Appeal to assist those in need this Christmas. Uniting Care West are seeking toiletries, food, socks, underwear, clothes as well as toys, games and books suitable for children aged 10 and above.
Unwrapped gifts can be placed in the QV1 Christmas Appeal Box Gift Box at the Concierge Desk before Friday, 14 December. Last year, Uniting Care distributed more than 1,400 food hampers and 1,300 gifts to people in our community thanks to the generous donations of the community and support from QV1 tenants.