Shop until you drop and get your ugly Christmas sweater ready in preparation for this year’s Christmas Fest Drawing and Ugly Sweater Contest on Thursday, December 21 at 6 p.m. at the Marion City Stage, located at 45 North Main Street in Marion.
Between now through Saturday, December 16, individuals who shop in downtown Marion will have a chance to win one of several fabulous gift card prize packages, some valued at more than $250.
For every $10 spent, individuals will receive a ticket at participating businesses that will be entered into the drawing. Winners must present with their ticket at the drawing on December 21 to claim their prize.
Before this year’s Christmas Fest Drawing, members of the public are encouraged to wear their tackiest Christmas sweater and participate in downtown’s Ugly Sweater Contest.
Contestants will show off their tacky garb in front of spectators attending Christmas Fest. The winner will be determined by the person who gets the most cheers from the audience for their ugly Christmas sweater.
The person with the most votes will receive an ugly Christmas sweater trophy and $50 in cash.
These events are organized by the Marion Business Association, the City of Marion and downtown businesses as a way to spread holiday cheer and encourage individuals to shop local during the Christmas season.
The following businesses are participating in Christmas Fest Gift Card Drawing:
All Things Geeky by 2 Nerds
Artesana Ice Cream
Bill Griffith Jewelers
Bruce's Fabulous Foods
Chance of Sprinkles Bakeshop
Coley's Graphics and More
Flavors on Main
The OG Shoppe
Lucky Crow Hat Company
Marion Hot Wheelz
Mica Town Brewing
McDowell County Arts Council
Southern Sparkle Boutique
The Pickle Barrel