Santa comes to the Cotton Tree Markets

The Cotton Tree Markets is spreading the Christmas spirit this year with entertainment and visits from Santa during the month of December.

The markets, now managed by Bloomhill Cancer Help, are held every Sunday at King Street, Cotton Tree and for the month of December will have live music, carols, raffles with the chance to win Christmas hams and special visits from Santa between 9am to 11am.

Bloomhill Cancer Help, General Manager, Mervat Thompson said it was a great opportunity for kids to meet Santa and tell him their Christmas wishes.

“You can even bring your camera and have photos taken,” Mervat said.

“Santa’s helper will also be on-hand and for those who miss out on seeing Santa, there will be a magic letterbox available for kids to post letters to the North Pole,” Mervat said.

The Cotton Tree Markets operate every Sunday from 7am to 12pm and feature a range of local fashion, homewares, toys, sculptures, skin care, jewellery, art and crafts plus plenty more.

“The markets are a great place to pick up unique Christmas gifts made from local artisans,” Mervat said.

“Our stallholders are transforming their stalls with Christmas decorations, making it a festive street and fun outing for the family,” she said.

Bloomhill Cancer Help is a Sunshine Coast based charity and provides support and assistance to those affected by cancer. Operated by a team of dedicated staff and hundreds of volunteers, Bloomhill offers counselling, transport to appointments, respite care and a range of complementary therapies and other practical help.

Revenue from stallholder site fees is placed back into the community through Bloomhill’s services and programs, enabling Bloomhill to provide support to a greater number of people during their time of need.

“By shopping at the Cotton Tree Markets you are helping to support those with cancer on the Coast,” Mervat said.

“We invite everyone to come down and join in the festivities, enjoy the markets and the wonderful shopping and cafes in the Cotton Tree precinct,” Mervat said.

“We are always on the lookout for new and unique stallholders, so please contact us if you would like to register your interest,” Mervat said.

For more information or to register your interest in becoming a part of the Cotton Tree Markets, please visit or email

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