In the online revolution of convenience over experience, it’s a challenge for the small business owner to dream up new ways to make shopping more interactive and personable! What if shopping in a community was about a collective experience? What if small businesses collaborated on an experiential shopping activity? What if the Downtown came together to make shopping fun for the entire family?
One of the things that I love about the Christmas season is the experience. No amount of Amazon shopping can fulfill the need for that tangible experience of holding potential gifts, smelling good food and delightfully scented candles and listening to the festive holiday music. AND, people watching. I LOVE PEOPLE WATCHING AT CHRISTMAS!
This year, we dreamed up a way for the entire Glendora Village to come together and embrace the fun of the holidays with our local customers, dog walkers, stroller pushers, exercisers, families…and more!
We’ve been spending the last three months finding, painting and gilding plastic animals and dinosaurs in preparation for a Downtown-wide BINGO Game Extravaganza. Here’s how it works:
Golden animals are hidden in and among the festive displays at nearly 25 of the Downtown businesses. You and the kiddos can pick up BINGO cards at knot too shabby and let the hunt commence. Some animals are precariously perched in the window displays, others are strategically hidden among the Christmas decorations. Either way, if you find five in a row, bring your BINGO card back to knot too shabby to claim your prize!
If you want hints as to where the animals are hidden, follow us on Instagram and Facebook, because every day we’ll be posting a different featured animal with just a peek of the fun business in which you can find it!
A few rules of the game:
- Participants of all ages are encouraged to participate, but children must be accompanied by an adult.
- Only one prize per participant with completed BINGO card will be awarded (prizes issued as supplies last)
- You must include the name of the business with the corresponding animal; no creative cheaters allowed! 😉
- Golden animals located in knot too shabby may not be included in a winning BINGO.
- The BINGO game will take place from November 18th through December 31st, 2017. If you can’t find all of the animals in one go around, hang on to your card and make another pass on a different day.
- Say a special thanks to all of the participating businesses!
Golden Animals can be found at the following locations:
Glendora Chamber of Commerce
Sew ‘n Sew
The Wishing Well
Her Bestfriend’s Closet
Top Billing Entertainment
Drink Ur Greens
Village Pet Shop
On the Avenue
Sit Means Sit (on Foothill Blvd.)
Honey by J. Bee
Crust and Crumble Bakery