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HOB Releases Holiday Schedule – Brevard, NC

 

Last updated 11/23/2020 at 3:26pm

Heart of Brevard businesses are invited to decorate their storefronts to compete in the Inaugural Downtown Holiday Windows Competition.

Heart of Brevard has announced plans for a full schedule of holiday events including a Holiday Windows Competition and Walking Tour and a Virtual Brevard Variety Show to showcase local businesses and promote holiday shopping in the district.

"As we enter the holiday season, we do so with the knowledge that this year events will be a little different but no less celebratory," said Nicole Bentley, the Heart of Brevard's executive director. "We have planned creative alterations to our events to provide safe, festive community celebrations for the upcoming holiday season."

Heart of Brevard businesses are invited to decorate their storefronts to compete in the Inaugural Downtown Holiday Windows Competition.

Windows must be completed by Nov. 27 (Black Friday) to officially kickoff the holiday season, creating a vibrant and inviting experience for everyone who visits downtown.

Judging will be Saturday, Dec. 5, and winners will be announced on Monday, Dec. 7.

Shoppers can find a list of participating businesses and walking tour online, in downtown businesses and The Transylvania Times.

Walking Tours will continue through the end of the year.

Rules and additional information are available at http://www.brevardnc.org/holidays.

A panel of local "celebrity" judges will score the window displays based on creativity, originality and use of merchandise.

Some award categories highlight good retail design – use of store products and merchandise, display of a business' services or types of design, like best theme or best use of recycled materials.

There will also be a "People's Choice" award.

Downtown shoppers can vote for their favorite business window by taking a selfie or group photo at the participating business.

Then, post that photo to Facebook or Instagram,with the hashtag #HOBHoliday Windows, for a chance to win a $150 gift card to one of the participating businesses.

Judging for the People's Choice category runs through Dec. 27. Winners will be announced the week after Christmas.

"Our Downtown is packed with diverse and creative businesses, said Bentley. "I can't wait to see how our businesses transform their windows and enliven our Downtown streets!"

This year's holiday celebrations will feature a virtual Brevard Variety Show.

The Brevard Variety Show will premiere as an online collection of videos, offering a combination of entertainment, tutorials and downtown Brevard business promotions.

Gift guides, holiday recipes, children's crafts, musical acts and the traditional reading of "The Night Before Christmas" are all part of the line up.

More information about the Holiday Windows Competition and The Brevard Variety Show will be available later this month.

For updates and information, follow Heart of Brevard on Facebook and Instagram.

 
 

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