#KeepItInKillie Festive Shopping Spree

Celebrate Kilmarnock's office was buzzing on Saturday 30 November 2019 with lots of merry Christmas shoppers taking part in our very first Festive Shopping Spree! 🎅🎄

The aim of the event was to celebrate our local shops and support the local economy by encouraging folks to #Keep It In Killie. Celebrate Kilmarnock's board member, Elaine Cowan said: "We hope everyone enjoyed their day with us. Where you shop matters and here at Celebrate Kilmarnock we believe that Kilmarnock matters!".

The theme for the Shopping Spree was ‘The Twelve Shops of Killie’ and we selected some of the leading shops in the town. Shoppers were introduced to a wide variety of festive goodies including unique homewares and jewellery, shoes, accessories and clothing, art, floral decorations including wreaths and garlands, and much more!

A huge thanks to The Personal Touch, Serendipity, Flutterby Newborn Photography, Mamita’s Coffee House, Rule 42, I Love...Gifts, Forever Young, Flowers By Karen, The Works, Kev’s Kards, Sinforiani Bros. and Gallery 2 for being part of our ‘Twelve Shops of Christmas’, to Karen Grant for her gift-wrapping expertise and to Brownings for providing a delicious buffet of sandwiches, mince pies and other festive treats.’ - We hope they all gained some new customers.

A special thank you all the shoppers who came along to our Festive Shopping Spree - the day was a huge success! On arrival at our King Street unit, each participant received their very own Shopping Passport, with instructions to collect a sticker from each of our chosen twelve Kilmarnock businesses. Our volunteers then took turns to accompany groups of shoppers on a trail around Bank Street.

We are passionate about promoting all that is good in Kilmarnock, and our Festive Shopping Spree certainly did that! Throughout the day we introduced participants to the fantastic independent businesses right on their doorstep and encouraged people to shop local and support them. We also had professional gift-wrapper Karen Grant on hand to make every shopper’s purchase look even more special!

It was a wonderfully worthwhile and enjoyable day for everyone involved.

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