Community Christmas Promotion

Community Christmas Promotion

Dear Members,

We are listening … Our new committee is looking at steering the Chamber in new directions, starting with a bigger broader ‘Community Christmas’ in 2023.

As a ‘return on investment’ for members only, we are offering you the opportunity to invoice the Chamber up to $50.00 and then provide a ‘gift’ (voucher or goods) to be given to lucky shoppers on our Christmas market day which will take place on Thursday 21/12/2023.  

To reward early shoppers, we are kicking off the promotion on November 1st 2023. 

All purchases from any store on the Granite belt (from Wallangarra to Dalveen) are eligible to enter.

Every Friday from November 4th to December 15th we will draw a lucky shopper “Why Leave Town Card”. On Christmas Eve we will draw one last lucky shopper a $300 Why Leave Town Card!

Draw Dates as follows

  • 4th November
  • 10th November
  • 17th November
  • 24th November
  • 1st December
  • 8th December
  • 15th December
  • 24th December

The culmination of our Christmas promotion will be on Thursday afternoon – night December 21st. We want to involve all the community, especially the kids, and have lots of activities planned. 

Our theme this year is “Magical Community Christmas”, we want to encourage everyone to have lots of fairy lights and to make it a magical wonderland.

  • We are having a decorated window competition with first and second prizes plus a third people’s choice prize where the public can vote.
  • To encourage people to wander from one end of the street to the other we are having a treasure hunt, with an item placed in storefront window displays and the kids have to match up to which of the stores the item is in.
  • We will also have some roving entertainment with the little theatre etc. having some characters in costumes (for example Shakespeare is on soon, so some members in Shakespeare costumes).
  • We are hoping to get some local busking and move around the town to encourage people to roam all ends of the street.
  • We have a laser show organized for everyone to enjoy. 
  • Santa will be making an appearance and will have treats for the kids.
  • This year we will also have Santa photos from the 14th to the 21st of December. Bookings can be made at Gracious Giving
  • We will be having a Wonderland market along the footpaths with stalls along all parts of the street. More information on the markets is available here.


  • Please give all your customers a receipt from November 1st onwards, ask them to put their name and number on the back then pop into an entry box. 
  • Each shop can collect the receipts from customers if you would like and bring all the week's receipts to Gracious Giving every Friday by 5pm.
  • We also need to know which shops would like to participate in the window competition, so we can organize the trinkets and treasure hunt. 

We have had 19 shops come on board so far with decorating their windows so make sure to get your business name in and help Stanthorpe create a fantastic Magical Community Christmas!

We look forward to celebrating this Christmas season with you!

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