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Coming Up in Downtown Marion
Snowball Drop at 6:00p and Holiday Open House(late night shopping until 8p)
Thursday, November 12thfrom 5:30p to 8:00p
Catch as many snowballs and see what specials you can take advantage of from our downtown businesses as you start (or finish) your holiday shopping list. Don’t forget, every purchase gives you a chance to Win the Window, a Santa-sack full of gifts supplied by our downtown businesses.
Plaid Friday, Nation-wide Shop Local Promotion
Friday, November 27th
HMRA and the Nation-Wide Promotion to Shop Locally with media blitz advertising. Let’s compete with the Big Box Stores and let celebrate our local businesses!!!
Win the Window Contest
Thursday, November 12 – Tuesday, December 15
This holiday season, shoppers can earn chances to win an estimated $based on items received in merchandise and gift certificates through “Win the Window”, a shop local campaign by HMRA. This promotion was created to encourage and remind people to shop local during the holiday season and to support our downtown businesses. Between Nov. 12 and Dec. 15, shoppers can enter to win by spending money at any of the numerous participating downtown Marion businesses. A full list will be published.
Participating businesses have provided merchandise and gift certificates to place under the Christmas tree in a Downtown Marion Storefront Window. The prizes will be publicized.
Here’s how Win the Window works:
Shoppers will get a ticket entry for every $5 they spend at a participating downtown business. For example, if you spend $100 at a business, you will receive 20 tickets to enter into the contest to win the window of prizes. There is no limit to how many times you can shop to enter. The more you spend downtown at participating businesses, the more chances you have to win the window full of prizes!
Participating businesses will have tickets available at the time of your purchases and a glass jar to collect all of the tickets for the drawing. The drawing for the winner will take place on Friday, December 18th at 3:30p. You are not required to be present to win.
Prelude to Christmas
Saturday. December 5th
Christmas gift giving ideas and shopping for the whole family. Spend the day in Downtown Marion and catch the Christmas Spirit! Our local Downtown Marion shops are open for your convenience and shopping needs. Specials and sales galore! Merchants are encouraged to pull out all the stops to make this day memorable with your own unique and creative flair as only our Downtown Marion businesses can do! The Marion Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade begins at 4:30p. There’s another opportunity to attract shoppers into Marion’s Downtown Businesses and Eateries
Enjoy Holiday Festivities at the Community Farmer’s Market which includes a wide variety of food vendors, bake sales, fresh produce, crafters, artists, entertainers and so much more. Santa will be stopping by too.
Our Vision for the Future...
The City of Marion's Historic Marion Revitalization Association works with the City of Marion and the Marion Chamber of Commerce to ensure that a master plan developed for the Historic Downtown is accomplished. We are committed to leading the revitalization of downtown Marion, making it a desirable place to live, work and play. Our future depends on building a community that provides a higher quality of life for its citizens, one that respects the past and looks forward to the future.