The ABC brings word that the big brains at the NCA are trying to get up a twilight winter market down by the lake.
NCA spokeswoman Majdie Hordern says it is a concept that is familiar in European cultures during the Northern Hemisphere’s winter months.
“They’re a real occasion for towns and cities to create a gathering centre or a focal point for residents and tourists alike,” she said.
“It’s … an opportunity for people to rug up and enjoy the outdoors on a crisp winter night and eat roasted chestnuts and drink mulled wine.”
I can see how this would work in a city based on foot traffic and public transport with a genuine focal point, three things which do not apply to Canberra.
But are we really going to get in our cars to be cold in the dark and buy the same old crap sold at all the other markets?
And why only do it when it’s cold?