Next weekend the food market Cresta del Gallo of Mazarrón hosts the first Christmas Fairorganized by the departments of Commerce and Local Development in collaboration with la Asociación de Comerciantes de Mazarrón y Comarca (ACOMA). Eight businesses join existing ones here and occupy the empty stalls to offer their products in a Christmas atmosphere.
Whilst in Mazarrón, shoppers can leave their children to participate in games including workshop mime, musical activities, storytelling and crafts. The schedule of the toy library will be Friday 19th between 6pm and 9pm, Saturday 20th between 12pm and 2pm and 6pm-8pm and Sunday 21 from 12pm-2pm.
Santa Claus will be collecting letters from young children and there will be a raffle for a set of garden furniture donated by Natura Garden. This will take place at 7.30pm on Sunday and tickets may be obtained with purchases in the participating shops.
The First Christmas fair in the Cresta del Gallo is an initiative to revitalize the mall. It has further scheduled other fairs and activities in the coming months for that purpose, as confirmed at a press conference with Councillor of Commerce, David Fernández. For her part, Councillor for Local Development, Matilde Blázquez, expressed her intention of the Department to maintain the children's playroom during weekends. An activity, said Blázquez, which seeks to stimulate trade in Mazarron.
The President of ACOMA, Francisca Madrid, expects the fair to boost the small traders and facilitate easy shopping in the town.
Participating merchants include: Dárome, Paqui Martínez, Topitos Boutique Infantil, Chapineta, Urban Style, Bonalea, Pedro Modas y Alzare que se unen a los ya existentes: Pescadería Antonio Raja, Panadería Coyfer, Deportes Méndez, Vinoteca El Colmado, Dietética La Purísima y Carnicería Casicas.