The holidays are just around the corner and the Caldwell Chamber of Commerce is making plans to celebrate the 2017 holiday season with several promotions and events.  As always, the Chamber encourages you to shop your hometown first for all your holiday wants and needs.  In recognition of “Small Business Saturday” the Chamber will kick off its annual holiday shopping season on Saturday, November 25th with the “SHOP CALDWELL FIRST” promo.  By shopping locally from Nov 25th thru Dec 16th, you’ll earn a chance to win Caldwell Christmas Bucks courtesy of the Caldwell Chamber of Commerce.  For every $10 you spend at a local participating business throughout those 3 weeks, you can enter your name into the drawing for the Christmas Bucks.   Look for the special “SHOP CALDWELL FIRST” containers in participating businesses.


 An additional holiday promotion is being sponsored by local merchants and businesses.  This exciting promotion, “Santa’s Toy Shop Drawings” will offer some really great toys and gifts just for kids, just for shopping locally!!   Participating businesses will display a special toy or gift they will be giving away to some lucky child or children.  Each business will have their own specific requirement for entering a child’s name into the drawing.   Some may require an in-store purchase while others may require a donation towards a good cause ( such as can goods for the food bank, school supplies, donation towards the Splash Pad fund, etc.)   Visit participating businesses throughout the holiday season to check out the “Santa’s Toy Shop” toys and gifts and find out how to enter.     


One of the most popular holiday events, the Lighted Christmas Parade will take place on Wednesday, December 6th at 7:00 p.m. in downtown Caldwell.  Many stores will be staying open late for extra holiday shopping; offering special sales and bargains while others will host Christmas Open Houses.   Santa will also be making an appearance in the parade and will then make his way to Nostalgia Nook following the parade to visit with the kids. 


Rounding out the Chamber’s holiday promotions will be a “Community Holiday Celebration” from 4:00 –6:00 p.m. on Sunday, Dec 17th at the Fair Building.   This wholesome family event will feature various activities for the kids, food, fun, caroling and a special visit from Santa Claus.   The evening will conclude with the drawings for the “Shop Caldwell First” promotion and the “Santa’s Toy Shop Drawings.”  The tram will also be available offering rides around town to look at Caldwell’s beautiful Christmas lights.


Mark your calendars now for these exciting holiday events brought to you by the Caldwell Chamber of Commerce.  Thank you for supporting your local businesses by SHOPPING YOUR HOMETOWN FIRST!   Remember,  Caldwell Bucks make great Christmas gifts while supporting  your hometown too!