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Businesses getting into the Christmas spirit

Businesses in Boston are already getting behind this year's Christmas shop windows display competition and joining in a new advent calendar promotion.

There is still time for businesses to join in the festive fun.

To enter the best-decorated Christmas shop window competition contact Pauline Chapman on 01205 314211 or email confirming the name of your business, your contact details and the category you are entering - local/independent or multiple/chain store or charity. Deadline is November 22 and all displays need to be ready for judging by November 23.

There will be trophies and cash donations to the charities of the winners' choices.

So far Centrepoint, Blackfriars. Barnados, Hoppers, Models & Computers Plus, Empori, Nationwide Building Society, Oldrids, Sleep Shop and Arcadia have all entered.

In addition, this year businesses can sign up for a new scheme with each designated one day of the advent calendar (December 1 to December 24). On their "advent" day each business will have the opportunity to promote its business, including details of any in-store Christmas offers, changes to opening times during the festive season, etc. This information will go onto the borough council's social media platforms and will be publicised throughout the day.

To register your interest in the advent scheme please contact Pauline Chapman on 01205 314211 or email confirming the name of your business, contact details, and your preferred day of the advent calendar. 

Businesses who have registered so far are Models & Computers Plus, Rumblin Tums Café, Barnados Boston, Launchberrys, Age UK. Empori, Oldrids, the borough council and Boston United FC Club Shop.

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Judges inpecting a shop display last year.