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Holidays a shopping success

03 Aug 2010

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Docklands appeared to be all the rage for the July school holidays with kids and their families flocking from all over Victoria and interstate to check out what was on offer.

Harbour Town’s marketing and tourism manager, Ellen Stowers, said initial reports indicated it was one of the best school holiday trading periods for Harbour Town.

One of the major hits with both kids and adults was the Mt Buller Rail Jam on July 5 which provided Docklands with all the thrills and spills of Mt Buller, with the ski resort’s top skiers and snowboarders competing for the best trick.

Following the wintery trend, the snow works program at Harbour Town catered to the younger snow fans and provided many parents and grandparents with some happy snaps.

“The snow works was so successful with up to 600 plus kids through each day during the school holidays,” Ms Stowers said.

Fans of fashion also gathered in Harbour Town for its Fashion Hunter competition, which ran from June 24 until July 18.

Fashionistas were drawn to Fashion Hunter with the chance to meet the designers, get free hair and skin consultations, free hand massages and mini hand manicures.

Fashion lovers were also able to win the chance to style an outfit that will appear in the Harbour Town spring newsletter by entering a styling competition.

Eighteen year-old Bethany, from Albury, won the competition with 1097 votes.

Bethany wore a cream trench coat from Valley Girl purchased for $30 and a $60 bag from Forever New with her own leggings and shoes.

The holiday events at Harbour Town were topped off with a free animal farm, which was open every day of the school holidays.

Kids, teens and adults relished the chance to get up close with the cute and cuddly farm animals.

Ms Stowers said Harbour Town and they will definitely consider running the activities again.

She also praised the City of Melbourne-sponsored July fireworks at Docklands and said that Friday night trading had improved.

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