christmas in the heart

There will be lots of Christmas activities to entice shoppers into the city centre this year with opportunities for businesses to participate and also WIN! Here’s a little snapshot of activities starting December 1.

santa's wonderland

Opening at 100 Molesworth Street:

  • ‘Letters to Santa’ station
  • Photos with Santa from 10-2pm
  • Gift wrapping centre
  • Rest area for tired grown ups

big daily giveaways

WIN a Loving Lismore $100 gift voucher + a prize from the Advent Calendar.

  • Spend $30 or more at a participating retailer to be eligible to enter
  • All entries must be dropped in the entry box at Santa’s Wonderland at 100 Molesworth Street
  • Prize draw every day from December 1 to 24
  • Daily giveaways with a total value of over $15,000

window display competition

  • Retailers create a special Christmas window display
  • Windows must be lit up until 10pm each evening
  • Best Christmas display wins a MAJOR Prize (tba)

kid's window treasure hunt

Children (accompanied by an adult) wander the block and explore the Christmas window displays to find ‘hidden treasures’ to be marked off their activity sheet with each completed entry winning a prize.

how to be involved

  1. Plan your prize winning display. Register your window on the participation form below.
  2. Offer a prize for the BIG Daily Giveaways from the Advent Calendar. Participating retailers will be promoted online and through our social media channels.
  3. Promote the BIG Daily Giveaways to your customers. We will provide flyers and posters
  4. Promote Santa’s Wonderland. Share Lismore’s Tourism + Events and Come to the Heart Facebook and Instagram posts on your own accounts.
  5. Make sure you’re business is listed on
    • Select ‘business directory’ from the top menu and add your business to the search directory.
    • If your business is listed, check details are correct and make changes using the ‘member login’.
    • If your business is not listed, go to the footer of the site and select ‘add or edit business’ to create a listing

  6. Subscribe to our newsletter. As a business listed on, the email address thatyou registered your business listing with will receive newsletters on upcoming opportunities. If you would like to register more thanone email address to receive marketing notifications simply ‘subscribe’ to our businessnewsletter in the footer of the website.
  7. Tell us what you’re doing this festive season. We can include your content on our social media channels (Facebook,Instagram) and newsletter. If you have products, events or services that are unique including:
    • Special Christmas events
    • Bespoke, locally-made gifts
    • Unique children’s gifts
    • Foodie gifts, cooking classes, dining
    • Sustainable, ethical gifts
    • Workshops and classes
    • Unusual gifts under $50
    • Relaxation or experiential services

    Email or use #lovinglismore on your posts for us to find.

  8. Trading Hours. Santa’s Wonderland will be open 7 days per week from December 1. Join us for Sunday trading and we’ll promote extended trading hours through television, radio, print and social media.Please complete and return the participation form to let us know if you will be opening Sundays.

For more information contact City Centre Manager Andrew Walker on 02 6626 0104. To participate download the participation form below. Complete details and save form. Then send the completed form as a pdf to

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