Count the trees in the Nowra CBD and you could save on your Christmas shopping

THAT'S THE SPIRIT: Ninetyone Junction co-owner Fiona Seale and Lynette Kearney with one of the many Christmas trees to have gone up in the Nowra CBD.
THAT'S THE SPIRIT: Ninetyone Junction co-owner Fiona Seale and Lynette Kearney with one of the many Christmas trees to have gone up in the Nowra CBD.

Just a few days into December and it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

In the Nowra CBD, businesses big and small have put up Christmas trees in their windows. 

And, with the Nowra CBD Revitalisation Committee, they’ve out a challenge to Nowra’s children aged between four and 13.

All they have to do is pick up an entry form from Aquatique, take a walk around the CBD with their parents and count the number of trees in the windows, fill out the form and drop it back in the boxes at Aquatique. 

The winning entries will go in the draw to win one $250 Priceline gift voucher, one $250 Aquatique gift voucher or one of 80 $50 gift vouchers at any of the participating stores.

Christmas tree competition coordinator Lynette Kearney said 99 per cent of CBD businesses had taken part in the promotion, designed to get shoppers supporting local businesses. 

“We felt we needed to say thank you to the small businesses and this was a great way to do it,” Mrs Kearney said.

“A lot of businesses don’t have much spare cash, so we offered them a Christmas tree to put in their window to make it easier for them.”

Mrs Kearney said the idea was to encourage shoppers to spend time – and, hopefully money –  in the CBD by taking a walk around and seeing what was on offer. 

The clock, however, is ticking down, with the competition closing at 5pm on December 13 and the prizes being drawn on December 14 in Jelly Bean Park.