Christmas Extravaganza

2019 Victorian Festival of Christmas Participation

November 30th through December 24th

The goal of the Victorian Festival of Christmas is to encourage local downtown spending at small businesses during the holiday season and promote old-fashioned Christmas Cheer and spirit throughout all of Hannibal radiating from our charming, historic downtown. Each of the Historic Hannibal Marketing Council events is organized by merchants with the mission of promoting the economic prosperity of the members, the merchants.

  • Committee Information:

    • Chair: Katy Welch - javajivehannibal@gmail.com

    • Marketing Coordinator: Kenna Bogue - info@historichannibalmo.com - 636-385-0643

    • The committee is still seeking volunteers! If you love Christmas, have loads of ideas, and are willing to make them happen please contact the committee chair above. We look forward to having you on board!

  • 11/30: Christmas Extravaganza, Small Business Saturday, and Window Display Contest

    • Other Events: Christmas Tree and Downtown Lighting Ceremony

    • Christmas Extravaganza Details:

      • Christmas Extravaganza is using a festival model that we have a lot of practice with, Chocolate Extravaganza. This will be the first year for this event, but we anticipate our Chocolate Extravaganza enthusiasts to be excited about this event and to be a boost for Small Business Saturday. The only difference will be in the type of items offered which should be less limiting than Chocolate. Please read below for more details.

      • Passport Price: $25 per 5-ticket passport.

      • Each Christmas Extravaganza participant will receive their passport, tickets, and shop small swag.

      • Merchant’s reimbursement is $4 per ticket.

    • Passport Items

      • Passport items must be $6.00 retail value (including sales tax). Passport tickets are reimbursed for $4.00.

      • This is the kick off to the Christmas Shopping Season and Small Business Saturday! Unlike Chocolate Extravaganza, this allows you more freedom in the type of items you can sell. Christmas Items will be great, but other small gifts that are popular items in your store would be fitting. The sky is the limit!

    • Backup Items

      • Think of a back-up item that you can offer if your primary item runs out. Please do not turn away potential customers who have taken the time to come into your business.

    • Tickets

      • Each passport contains 5 tickets. These tickets are redeemed for your passport item. The passport ticket reimbursement value to the merchant is $4.00. Your item’s retail value must be $6.00 including tax. Example tickets will be provided to the merchant prior to the event.

    • Small Business Saturday Coupons

      • Will be included on a separate page with the book. Limit of one coupon per merchant.

    • 11/30 Events

      • Events will be listed in the Passport. Please consider hosting an event in your store for Christmas or Small Business lovers.

  • 12/7: Christmas Parade at 6pm

    • Please consider being open during the parade! This is a great night for business and for local people who otherwise don’t come downtown to see your business. If they see that your business is closed they won’t have a reason to come in and check it out. Stores that are open this evening have traditionally experienced good sales.

  • 12/14: Living Windows from 5-8pm

    • Watch the downtown windows come alive with Christmas and other great characters at the Annual Living Windows. Stroll downtown and interact with the live Christmas scenes that make historic downtown Hannibal the place to be for the holiday season! Every year each scene is a surprise revealed on living windows night displaying the individuality and creativity of each business.

    • Santa House will be open in the evening as well from 5-8pm.

  • 12/21: Polar Express

    • More details on Polar Express to come soon.

    • Santa House will be open in the evening as well from 5-8pm.

  • Every Day:

    • Charming Historic Downtown with old-fashioned and beautiful Christmas Storefront Displays.

    • Warm, friendly Christmas spirit!

    • Christmas Gift Shopping at local, small business 7 days a week.

    • Gift card promotion: The Deal: Buy $100 combined total in gift cards from downtown merchants, get a $10 gift card to a random downtown business and a collectible ornament (general mills ornament). Proof of purchase must be taken to the Chamber office during business hours to collect prize. Offer valid while supplies last. We only need one or two $10 gift cards donated to help encourage gift card spending in downtown Hannibal!

    • Festival of Lights Window Displays: Downtown guests love the creative window displays each store comes up with! We will be starting a window display contest starting on the first weekend of Victorian Festival of Christmas. The theme is Festival of Lights. More details will be sent out to those interested in entering their window! Must be decorated by 11/30/19 to participate in contest.

  • Every Weekend:

    • Santa House

    • Horse and Wagon Rides

    • Candy Cane Hunt: Each weekend 4-5 businesses will be part of a kid friendly scavenger hunt for candy canes. We will print cards to have at store counters and post the clues on Facebook with riddles taking them to 4-5 different businesses each weekend to collect a candy cane. HHMC will provide the baskets of candy canes, merchants are welcome to attach coupons or promotional materials to the candy canes. Merchants may also offer samples or treats as well. Each merchant will only be on the scavenger hunt once during the month. The hunt will be from 11-4 each Saturday. Stores must be open during this time.

Christmas Business Participation Form
Business Information
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Phone *
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11/30 Christmas Extravaganza & Small Business Saturday
Christmas Extravaganza is using a festival model that we have a lot of practice with, Chocolate Extravaganza. This will be the first year for this event, but we anticipate our Chocolate Extravaganza enthusiasts to be excited about this event and to be a boost for Small Business Saturday. The only difference will be in the type of items offered which should be less limiting than Chocolate. Small Business Saturday deals will be listed in the Passport.
Does your business want to participate in Small Business Saturday's Christmas Extravaganza? *
This is the primary purpose of Christmas Extravaganza. Participants are here to buy the passports and use the tickets inside them. Each passport item must retail for at least $6.00. Each business will be reimbursed $4.00.
Must be at lease $6 retail value.
A backup option is required and will be listed in the passport.
Please describe any events your business may be holding.
Here you can list the coupon you will offer during the event. Coupons are a great extra incentive for participants to come into your shop. Please list your coupon exactly as you would like it printed.
Would you be interested in an ad in the Christmas Extravaganza Passport?
Design preference:
Festival of Lights: Window Display Contest
Downtown guests love the creative window displays each store comes up with! We will be starting a window display contest starting on the first weekend of Victorian Festival of Christmas. The theme is Festival of Lights. More details will be sent out to those interested in entering their window! Must be decorated by 11/30/19.
Will you have a window display by 11/30? *
Will your business be otherwise decorated for Christmas by 11/30? *
Does your business need assistance hanging Christmas Lights? *
Gift Card Promotion
Buy $100 combined total in gift cards from downtown merchants, get a $10 gift card to a random downtown business and a collectible ornament (General Mills Ornament). Proof of purchase must be taken to the Chamber office during business hours to collect prize. Offer valid while supplies last.
Will you donate one or two $10 gift cards? *
Candy Cane Hunt
Candy Cane Hunt: each weekend 4-5 businesses will be part of a kid friendly scavenger hunt for candy canes. We will print cards to have at store counters and post the clues on Facebook with riddles taking them to 4-5 different businesses each weekend to collect a candy cane. HHMC will provide the baskets of candy canes, merchants are welcome to attach coupons or promotional materials to the candy canes. Merchants may also offer samples or treats as well. Each merchant will only be on the scavenger hunt once during the month. The hunt will be from 11-4 each Saturday. Stores must be open during this time.
Do you want to participate in the kid friendly candy cane hunt? Must be open from 11-4 on Saturday. *
Living Windows: 12/14 from 5-8pm
Will your business live in your window on 12/14 from 5-8pm? *
Do you want to set up a booth outside your shop? *
Christmas Parade: 12/7 evening around 6
Will your business be open during the Christmas Parade on 12/7? *
General Shopping Information
One of our goals is to promote Christmas Shopping every day of the week this year, not just on the weekend. We hope to do this by featuring items that your business sells.
Gift Categories found in your store: *
Please select some categories to help us guide the right kind of shoppers to your store.
Other Events
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