Showplace and Market Hall participating in this year’s Holiday Shopping Passport program

Program rewarding downtown Peterborough shoppers features 144 local businesses and organizations

Joel Wiebe and Terry Gueil of the Peterborough Downtown Business Improvement Area (DBIA) with Theresa Foley of Showplace Performance Centre, Jonathan Moreno of Wild Rock Outfitters, and James and Lena Wallwork of Lift Lock Escape, at the launch of the 2018 Holiday Shopping Passport Program at Wild Rock Outfitters on November 12, 2018. Showplace and Lift Lock Escape are two of the new organizations and businesses participating in this year's program. (Supplied photo)
Joel Wiebe and Terry Gueil of the Peterborough Downtown Business Improvement Area (DBIA) with Theresa Foley of Showplace Performance Centre, Jonathan Moreno of Wild Rock Outfitters, and James and Lena Wallwork of Lift Lock Escape, at the launch of the 2018 Holiday Shopping Passport Program at Wild Rock Outfitters on November 12, 2018. Showplace and Lift Lock Escape are two of the new organizations and businesses participating in this year's program. (Supplied photo)

Earlier today (November 12) at Wild Rock Outfitters in downtown Peterborough, the Peterborough Downtown Business Improvement Area (DBIA) launched its bigger and better Holiday Shopping Passport program.

The program rewards people for supporting local businesses by shopping, dining, and more in downtown Peterborough. More than 140 businesses and organizations are participating this year — including, for the first time, Showplace Performance Centre and the Market Hall.

Every time you spend $10 at a participating business or organization, a box on your passport will be stamped. When your passport is filled (20 stamps or $200 worth in spending), you complete the form and drop it off at a ballot box at one of the participating locations.

Each completed passport is a ballot for a draw to win “downtown money” (gift certificates that can be redeemed at participating businesses and organizations). Three early bird prizes of $500 in downtown money will be drawn on the first three Wednesdays of December (5, 12, and 19) with a grand prize of $1,500 in downtown money to be drawn on Wednesday, January 9th.

VIDEO: 2018 Downtown Peterborough Holiday Shopping Passport Program

For the first time, this year you can have your passport stamped when you purchase tickets at the box offices of Market Hall Performing Arts Centre (140 Charlotte St., Peterborough) and Showplace Performance Centre (290 George St N, Peterborough).

Another new participant this year is Lift Lock Escape (351A George St. N., Peterborough). The entertainment business, which opened this past August, features an escape room, virtual reality gaming, and a board game cafe all in one location.

See a list of all 144 Holiday Passport locations below.

Also new this year is a complimentary stamp at the Peterborough Public Library (345 Aylmer St. N., Peterborough). Sign out a book during passport season and receive a free stamp for using library services.

Once again in 2018, you can get a complimentary stamp (limit one per person) when you drop by the Peterborough & the Kawarthas Tourism office (270 George St. N., Peterborough).

The Holiday Shopping Passport program, which Peterborough DBIA has been running annually for several years, has proven to be popular with shoppers and a boon for downtown businesses. When the program first launched, shoppers stamped $500,000 worth of passports. Last year, the amount grew to $1.9 million.

“It’s easy to understand why people love the Holiday Shopping Passports,” DBIA executive director Terry Guiel says. “Spend your money locally in downtown Peterborough for a chance to win more money to spend at your favourite shops and restaurants. This program just keeps getting bigger and better.”

You can also use the Holiday Shopping Passport on Black Friday (November 23), when more than 100 participating downtown Peterborough businesses are hosting some of their biggest sales of the year. And, beginning on Black Friday and until the end of December, you can park for free for two hours courtesy of the City of Peterborough Parking Division.

For more information, visit downtownptbo.ca.

 

Holiday Passport Locations

  • 24 Seven Family Gym
  • Absolute Hair
  • Amuse Coffee Co.
  • Antoinette Bridal
  • Argania Natural Health Clinic
  • Arken Beauty Supply
  • B!KE
  • BioPed Footcare
  • Black Honey Bakery
  • Black Honey Dessert and Coffeehouse
  • Bluestreak Records
  • Boardwalk Board Game Lounge
  • Boater’s World
  • Brant Basics
  • Brick House Craft Burger Grill
  • Buck or Two Plus!
  • Burgundy’s Hair Salon
  • By The Bridge
  • Caffeina Espresso Bar
  • Cahill’s Outerwear
  • Carlson Wagonlit Stewart Travel
  • Charlotte Jewellers
  • Charlotte Paint & Wallpaper
  • Charlotte Street Comics and Collectibles
  • Charlotte’s Web
  • Chumleighs
  • Cork and Bean
  • Cottage Toys
  • Curry Mantra
  • Curry Village
  • Cute as a Button
  • Dodrio
  • Dreams of Beans
  • Dueling Grounds
  • Earth Food Store
  • Elderberry Clinic
  • Electric City Bread Company
  • Euphoria Wellness Spa
  • Faces by 2
  • First Stop Swap Shop
  • Flavour
  • Fontaine’s Source for Sports
  • Frame It For U
  • Fresh Dreams
  • Fresh Urban Plate
  • Freshii
  • Full Tilt Cycle
  • Future Phone & Tech
  • Gentry Apparel
  • Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce
  • Green Street
  • GreenUp Store
  • Grey Guardian
  • Hello Baby!
  • Hi Ho Silver
  • Hobies Sports Ltd.
  • Hunter Street Books
  • Iceman Video Games
  • Insight Optical
  • Island Cream Caribbean Cuisine
  • Jack’s Hot Spot
  • John Roberts Clothiers
  • Just Like New
  • K & C Costumes
  • Kettle Drums
  • Kingan Home Hardware
  • Knock on Wood
  • La Hacienda
  • La Mesita
  • Larry Electric & Motor Service
  • Laurie Jones & Co Hair Designers
  • Lift Lock Escape
  • LiLi’s Convenience
  • Marie Cluthé Antiques and Collectibles
  • Market Hall
  • Mercado La Hacienda
  • Meta 4
  • Mike’s Tattoo
  • Minh’s Chinese Grocery
  • Miranda Studios
  • Mr. Sub on George Street
  • My Left Breast
  • My Own Clouds
  • Naked Chocolate
  • Needles in the Hay
  • Needleworks
  • Next Level Mobile
  • Nielsen’s Watches and Jewellery
  • No Comply
  • O’Haira Hair Studio
  • Pammett’s Flowers
  • Pappas Billiards
  • Pensieri Shoes
  • Peterborough & the Kawarthas Tourism
  • Peterborough Inn & Suites
  • Peterborough Photo Service
  • Peterborough Public Library
  • Peterborough Travel
  • Pettigrew Spa & Salon
  • Pipe Dreamz
  • Pita Pit on George St.
  • Providence
  • Rare Grill House
  • ReBoot
  • Red Stone Nail Salon
  • Renew MediSpa
  • Ritual Apothecary
  • Runner’s Life
  • S.O.S.
  • Sam’s Place
  • Sandy’s Cigar & Variety
  • Showplace Performance Centre
  • Silk Roots
  • Simply Delicious
  • Sugar Me Right
  • SUP
  • T-Elle Boutique
  • The Art School of Peterborough
  • The Avant-Garden Shop
  • The Cell Shop
  • The Cheese Shop
  • The Edison
  • The Hock Shop
  • The Only Cafe
  • The Pasta Shop
  • The Patch
  • The Publican House Brewery
  • The Publican House Restaurant and Taphouse
  • The Running Room
  • The Toy Shop
  • Things from Mom’s Basement
  • Tiny Greens
  • Tonic Hair Salon
  • Tribal Voices
  • Turnbull Café
  • Under One Sun
  • Villa Auto Wash
  • Village of Thai
  • Watson & Lou
  • Whistle Stop Café
  • Wild Rock Outfitters
  • Yo Yo’s Yogurt Café
  • You’re Welcome
  • Zap Records

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