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Support your local Camberwell shops this Christmas

Support your local Camberwell shops this Christmas

With more than 400 businesses in one open-air precinct, Camberwell has it all for your Christmas shopping needs.

There’s no need to battle traffic at any of the giant malls or risk the stress of late online orders – simply pop into Camberwell’s shopping precinct to get your Christmas sorted.

The festive season is also a great time of year to support family-run and independent retailers, helping your local shops to thrive.

Here are a few good reasons why you should shop in Camberwell this Christmas:

Local is convenient

There’s nothing quite as convenient as popping down to your local shopping precinct and being able to get in and out quickly, without all the fuss.

The familiarity of knowing where your favourite fashion store is or the best time to visit your go-to grocer means shopping will not only be faster but more enjoyable too.

Forget searching for a car park for hours and battling crowds of people at congested shopping malls – Camberwell offers shoppers the chance to pop in quickly and shop in an outdoor setting. Say goodbye to those stuffy, claustrophobic malls.

While you’re in the local area, why not make the most of other local services and entertainment? After your shopping, stop in at a cafe for a coffee, grab some dinner or stop in for a cheeky pre-Christmas tipple with a friend.

Don’t risk late online orders

Avoid late orders

While surfing the net and placing orders from the comfort of your couch sounds like a great way to conquer Christmas shopping, the stress of presents arriving late is hardly worth it.

Don’t risk the post being late – it’s the busiest period of the year and delays can mean you miss out on your special gift arriving in time.

Getting your gifts in person means you’ll be guaranteed to have them come Christmas Day.

Whether you need something from a popular chain store or you prefer buying unique one-off items from a boutique or independent retailer, you’ll find the perfect gifts in Camberwell.

Support your local retailers

Shop local

One of the best reasons to choose Camberwell for your Christmas shopping is so you can support local traders.

By shopping locally, and buying everything from your Christmas turkey to your party dress to your mum’s gift, your dollar is keeping the local community afloat.

The Christmas season can often make or break the future of an independent store, so help them to thrive for the rest of the year by spending your Christmas dollar locally.

When you support your local shops, they are able to support your community. Local businesses provide nearby residents with much-needed services, retailers give students the chance to work holiday jobs and many stores support local community groups, schools and charities.

Camberwell has it all for Christmas

Santa Clause in his sleighCamberwell’s annual Family Day on December 16 is put on by the traders to say thank you to shoppers and the wider community for their support throughout the year. It’s a fun event for the whole family and allows everyone to get into the festive spirit. There will be face painting, balloon modellers, roving jugglers, circus acts and live musicians. The antique firetruck will return to give visitors the chance to ride through the shopping precinct with Santa.

Everyone is encouraged to participate in our annual Where’s Rudolph? competition, which involves searching for all of Santa’s reindeer hidden in Camberwell shop windows. It’s a great way to keep the kids busy and distracted pre-Christmas.

And keep your eyes peeled for other great little pre-Christmas events run by your local retailers – there’s something for everyone in Camberwell this festive season.

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