Algonquin students looking to launch outdoor European Christmas market in 2018

August 30, 2018

A group of architecture students from Algonquin College is looking to bring the wonder and excitement of a European outdoor Christmas market to Ottawa this winter. CBC reports that for the past few months, the students have been creating a prototype for a market stall they would like to see installed in the city’s ByWard Market area for four weeks leading up to Christmas. Entrepreneur Carine Basiala with Maka Events said she came up with the idea when she was living in Manchester, England. “We want to foster that kind of enthusiasm and that magical spirit,” explained Basiala. “I think it's just another event [to get] families outside and have kids away from iPads, and just kind of really connect with each other and spent time.” CBC