The first Stanford Street Market drew the crowds on a perfect sunny. windless day, Sunday 14 Dec. Queen Victoria Street was closed off, the Christmas lights were up, colourful stalls full of exciting gifts and goodies were erected and families and friends strolled the street enjoying live entertainment, delectable edibles or a sociable interlude at a streetside cafe, watching the passing parade.

A festive spirit prevailed at the Stanford Street Market.Photo: Viv of Scenic South

A festive spirit prevailed at the Stanford Street Market.Photo: Viv of Scenic South

Fun for the whole family in Stanford, the ever-popular Graze Restaurant in the background. Photo: Viv of Scenic South

Fun for the whole family in Stanford, the ever-popular Graze Restaurant in the background. Photo: Viv of Scenic South

In front of Don Gelatos, an ice-cream lover's heaven. Photo: VIv of Scenic South

In front of Don Gelatos, an ice-cream lover’s heaven. Photo: VIv of Scenic South

One of the colourful street stalls at the Stanford Street Market. Photo: Viv of Scenic South

One of the colourful street stalls at the Stanford Street Market. Photo: Viv of Scenic South

Street acrobats awed the crowds. Photo: Viv of Scenic South

Street acrobats awed the crowds. Photo: Viv of Scenic South

An artful feast for the eyes. Photo: Viv of Scenic South

An artful feast for the eyes. Photo: Viv of Scenic South

Stanford Street Market in Queen Victoria Street, overlooked by the Klein River Mountains. Photo: Viv of Scenic South

Stanford Street Market in Queen Victoria Street, overlooked by the Klein River Mountains. Photo: Viv of Scenic South

Adding to the colour were Blinkies - takkies decorated with buttons - created in Hermanus as part of a work-creation project .

Adding to the colour were Blinkies – takkies decorated with buttons – created in Hermanus as part of a work-creation project .

Quaint decorations from recycled metal added to the mix. Photo: Viv of Scenic South

Quaint decorations from recycled metal added to the mix. Photo: Viv of Scenic South