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Tis the Season to Gather With Family And to Shop Local!

Christmas really is the most wonderful time of year and by far my favorite holiday. My children still come home to the Crossroads every year and for that, I am especially blessed.

Photo Credit/ Christmas Wonderland
Photo Credit/ Christmas Wonderland

In our home, we focus on the reason for the season and count our blessings as we count down until Christmas morning. As a family, we try to shop locally and support small businesses along with making handmade gifts to exchange.

Two pairs of Christmas socks against to fireplace.
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One of my favorite programs in the Crossroads during the holidays is the " Yule Love Shopping, Victoria and if you've never heard of it, I'm proud to offer the civic alert here for you!

‘Yule Love Shopping Victoria!’ returns with new businesses and new prizes too!

The City of Victoria Convention & Visitors Bureau will launch its annual “Yule Love Shopping Victoria!” mobile promotion on Nov. 16 at, offering each of us a chance to win prizes while exploring local shopping opportunities in Victoria!


Check this out, it's a passport of sorts right on your mobile phone, where you'll get a credit for every shop you explore.

With 50 local businesses included, it showcases a variety of local options.

The wonderful thing about this promotion is that anyone can participate and our businesses will see increased foot traffic and exposure to new customers,” said CVB Assistant Director Liz Tise. “We have several new businesses participating in this year’s promotion, so residents can look forward to discovering new places to shop.”

Christmas Presents

How it works

Participants who sign up for the “Yule Love Shopping Victoria!” mobile pass can check in at participating businesses to be entered into a drawing for one of five gift bags filled with gift cards from local retailers and restaurants.

Each check-in counts as an entry, so residents can visit all participating retailers for the best chance to win.

Any resident with five check-ins will win a limited edition “Yule Love Shopping Victoria!” T-shirt.

2016 Holiday Gift Guide
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The last day to check in is Dec. 20.

The drawing for the gift bags will take place on Dec. 22nd and you'll be notified by phone if you win!

More ways to explore Victoria

“Yule Love Shopping Victoria!” is one of multiple passports that the CVB offers through Bandwango, a platform that offers destination-based experiences for residents and visitors alike.

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To learn more about the CVB’s mobile passports, visit

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