Advent calendar competition back to boost local shopping

Horsham Rural City Council’s Roaming Advent Calendar is back in 2023 with customers rewarded daily for shopping locally this Christmas.

Starting Friday 1 December and ending on Christmas Eve, the Roaming Advent Calendar will see shoppers go into a daily draw to win a $200 voucher.

To enter people simply need to make a purchase at the nominated business for that day.

Advent Calendar winners will be drawn each day and notified by phone.

Mayor Robyn Gulline said that encouraging people to shop local this holiday season was a way to support local businesses.

“Now is a great time to do your Christmas shopping locally. We have fantastic retail stores, hospitality businesses and service providers that will have something perfect for your nearest and dearest this Christmas,” she said.

“Westvic Business have also come on board as a partner this year which means customers will have a double chance to win at Westvic Business member stores,” Cr Gulline said.

Horsham’s Roaming Advent Calendar is part of Horsham’s Christmas Extravaganza, which will include a Christmas Tree lighting ceremony and Christmas play performance from Horsham Little Theatre at the Riverfront Pop Up Cafe site (river end of Firebrace Street) on Friday December 8.

There will also be children’s activities, Horsham Youth Council-run activities, market stalls, food and drink and an appearance from Santa.

The Christmas Extravaganza returns a week later on Saturday 16 December with a food and drink, live music and market stalls at the riverfront during the afternoon from 2pm to 6pm.

The businesses participating in the Advent Calendar prize draw include:

  • December 1: Cheeky Fox
  • December 2: Bad Boy Burgers
  • December 3: Surf One
  • December 4: Wynne Locksmiths
  • December 5: Total Computer Technology
  • December 6: Horsham Disposals
  • December 7: Plant Haven
  • December 8: Grampians Olive Co
  • December 9: baa3400
  • December 10: Total Tools
  • December 11: Forty Winks
  • December 12: Horsham Family Footwear
  • December 13: Earles
  • December 14: Jacobs Well
  • December 15: Hip Pocket Workwear
  • December 16: Farmhouse Cafe
  • December 17: The Vic Hotel
  • December 18: Cooks
  • December 19: Wimmera Meat Market
  • December 20: Undercover Lingerie
  • December 21: Plant Passion
  • December 22: Intersport
  • December 23: BJ’s Furniture
  • December 24: Exchange Hotel.

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