Winter Festival Opportunities
We're really getting into full swing now organising the Penrith Winter Festival. Events are being planned, website is being updated, marketing is starting, so we thought it a good time to let you know how you can get involved. We are also delighted to announce our main sponsors are Cumbrian Homes Ltd, Penrith BID, Discover Penrith and the Pride in Penrith Lottery.
20,000 programmes will be distributed in 2014, to businesses and homes around Eden. It is a great way to advertise your business and be seen by lots of potential customers.
Main sponsor/advertiser - £500 for your business name to appear on promotional literature, in press releases, on the Festival website, on e-newsletters etc. Half page advert in the programme
Advert - £150 for Quarter page advert in the programme
Cut out offers/voucher - £15 for Chamber members and £25 for non members.
Event listing - FREE - advertise your event, workshop, open evening, performance here for free!
Deadline to get adverts/information to us for the programme is 17th October 2014. Listings can be added to the Winter Festival website at any time, just click here.
There are four main weekends of events taking place over the Winter Festival. If there is something you would like to do, are hosting an event or activity please let us know and we can include this in the programme of events. We urge you to think about how you can promote your business over Christmas and get involved (storytelling, wine tasting, open evenings, performances, sales etc)
Saturday 29th November – Elfin’ about with Razzamatazz
Saturday 6th December – Totally Locally Fiver Fest & Small Business Saturday
Saturday 13th December – Gifted, Arts, Crafts and Gifts Market & Brunswick Yard Christmas Fayre (on Sunday 14th as well)
Saturday 20th December – Festive Family Fun with Churches Together
(Please note the Winter Droving is taking place on 15th November in 2014)
Window Dressing Competition
The theme will be ‘A Traditional Christmas’ in 2014. Windows will be displayed from 29th November throughout the Festival. Windows will be judged in 3 categories: Independent retailer, charity or community group and service provider. You must register to be entered into the competition.
Santa’s little helpers
We are looking for 26 businesses to be part of our social media campaign. In advance of the Winter Festival we want to take photos of staff in a variety of shops/businesses throughout the town wearing Elves hats. Over the 26 days of the festival we will post the photos online and people have to guess where ‘Santa’s little Helpers’ are each day. As a business you may have a special offer to promote over Christmas or for that one day, which we can promote online, and encourage people to visit your shop/business.
We have some other ideas in the pipeline so be sure to keep checking the website for updates!