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    ACE Radio account managers Danica Turvey, Mark Sulic, James Davidson, Heidi Higginson, Michelle Reid, Tristan Cameron and Lee Meadows hit the streets to shop locally for Christmas. The Weekly Advertiser’s Big Christmas Catalogue features all the best-buys across the Wimmera. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

Shop locally this Christmas

Santa’s writing a list; he’s checking it twice — who’s been naughty, and who’s been nice?

Who’s on your Christmas list this year?

The decorations, trees and lights are up, social calendar is booked and Christmas Day menus underway.

If you haven’t yet turned your attention to gift-buying, there’s still plenty of time and opportunity to find that perfect something.

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The Weekly Advertiser proudly presents our BIG Christmas Catalogue to valued readers.

It’s packed with gift ideas for all ages and stages of life and all budgets.

The BIG Christmas Catalogue is in its sixth year and our 2022 edition is about promoting the breadth of products and services available in the Wimmera and Grampians.

The ‘shop local’ message has never been more important.

What we came to understand during the COVID-19 pandemic is the vast majority of people across the region not only want to shop in their towns and localities; but to also indulge in shopping experiences. To gather, to connect, to enjoy each other’s company.

There is also something encouraging about seeing people in the streets.

It is foot traffic on the shopping strips of Horsham, Ararat and Stawell and the constant coming and going of business activity in places such as Nhill, Warracknabeal, Murtoa, Kaniva and Edenhope, that gets our towns buzzing. This is particularly obvious in the lead-up to Christmas.

Our Christmas catalogue features many businesses, which again collectively represents a potential shopping bonanza.

Christmas shopping, in particular, is where people living in the Wimmera and Grampians and also visitors, can benefit.

While mystery online sites can sometimes provide products at cheaper prices, to say it occurs across the board is a misconception. Sometimes the process can be more expensive and depending on the product, fraught with uncertainty.

Prices in our shops are usually more than often competitive and of course come with the confidence generated with better follow-up services than are available online.

Happy shopping — and Merry Christmas!


The entire December 7, 2022 edition of The Weekly Advertiser is available online. READ IT HERE!