Friday Five: 5 Reasons to Shop Downtown this Christmas

Lakeshore Road is open, parking is free on weekends, and the holidays have arrived in full force in Downtown Oakville. If that’s not enough incentive, here are five good reasons to tackle your holiday shopping list in Downtown Oakville this December:

Shop and win
Christmas is coming early to Downtown Oakville! From December 5 to 16 the Downtown Oakville BIA will be surprising randomly selected shoppers by covering the cost of your entire purchase. During our 12 Days of Giveaways, we’ll be giving away a total of $10,000, plus additional giveaways of items from our Holiday Gift Guide.

Come armed with your Christmas list and keep an eye out for Santa’s elves, as we’ll be roaming throughout the Downtown waiting to surprise you – our way of saying thank you to this amazing community for supporting the businesses of #DTOakville throughout the Lakeshore Road Revitalization Project.

Sales, sales and more sales
Many of our retailers are offering incredible deals today and throughout the month of December. Click here to view just some of the special offers you can take advantage of in Downtown Oakville this holiday season.

Christmas cheer
Starting this Saturday, you can enjoy carolers, wagon rides with Santa, and free taffy* every weekend, adding a touch of festive, old-world charm to your shopping trip. Plus, our beautifully decorated Christmas tree and 3D illuminated ornament in Centennial Square, illuminated arch (coming soon) and holiday #DTOakville sign in Towne Square, and comfort stations throughout Lakeshore create a festive backdrop for your shopping (not to mention killer photo ops for Instagram)

*Saturdays only

Something for everyone on your list
Downtown Oakville boasts the largest concentration of retail shops in Oakville, meaning you can find a gift for everyone from the fashionista to the fitness junkie on your list. Get inspiration from our Holiday Gift Guide or click here for a full directory of stores.

Award-winning restaurants
Turn your holiday shopping into a fun, full-day outing by taking a lunch break at one of the many award-winning restaurants in Downtown Oakville. Grab your shopping bags and cozy up in a warm, inviting atmosphere where you can enjoy some of the best food Oakville has to offer. Click here for a list of restaurants and cafes.

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