Moree’s Main Street was a hive of activity on Wednesday afternoon as keen Christmas shoppers took advantage of a late night shopping event.
Led by Moree and District Chamber of Commerce, businesses within the CBD were encouraged to extend their trading hours on November 29 to promote shopping locally this festive season. Not only were retailers open for longer, they had special deals, nibbles and champagne, the cafes put on special menus and there was plenty of live music from the town band, choir and Jac Lillyman.
Earlier on Wednesday, Moree Plains Shire Council, Tourism Moree and the chamber launched a Christmas shopping guide to the public.
The guide included special deals and services from more than 120 businesses within Moree, for the sole purpose of local residents taking advantage of the great products available in town.
Tourism Moree staff were handing out the guides on each side of the street so residents could use the deals during late night shopping.
Moree and District Chamber of Commerce treasurer Dibs Cush was proud to be apart of the atmosphere created by shoppers on Wednesday evening.
“It was a spectacular evening. Shoppers enjoyed the live music and the ability to dine out on the street.”
After speaking with participating retailers, Mrs Cush said the event benefited the local economy.
For those who may have missed out on Wednesday evening, this weekend will provide you the opportunity to tick off those last items on the Christmas gift lift.
Businesses within the CBD will extend their trading hours from Saturday morning to afternoon as well as opening on Sunday morning.
“Moree will be open for business with extended trading hours. There will be street entertainment and buskers throughout the Main Street. There will be free face painting and a visit from Santa,” Mrs Cush said.
The shopping extravaganza ensures visitors will be able to make a weekend of it whilst in Moree.
The Chamber is encouraging visitors to head to the Moree Artesian Aquatic Centre on Saturday, stay the night, enjoy breakfast at the local cafes on Sunday and end the weekend with some shopping before heading home. For more information like the ‘Moree & District Chamber of Commerce’ on Facebook.