Shop local and support local this Christmas
Article posted: November 18, 2021
It’s that time of the year when families start trimming trees with shiny new baubles and worn decorations, laden with sentimentality that can bring a tear to any eye.
Children pen letters to Santa highlighting their nice behaviour and glossing over the naughty; normally sensible adults share giggles with their kids as the elf themselves; and kitchens around Camberwell fill with the scent of festive cooking.
The spirit of Christmas can also be found all over Camberwell Junction precinct, from the gorgeous decorations that line the streets to the jingle of little bells and Christmas carols that greet you in stores, to the smiles on the faces of the children, counting down the days until Santa arrives.
This year, when you shop local at Camberwell Junction, you have the chance to share the joy well beyond your family and friends, extending love to the families of all the local traders in your community, and showing them all the true meaning of Christmas.
Enjoy open-air shopping
Forget the endless drive around bursting car parks, and packed shopping malls with their canned music and tired, angry shoppers, and bland food courts – Christmas shopping at Camberwell Junction is much more relaxed.
Wander the festive streets lined with decorations, popping in and out of shops, stopping for one of the city’s best coffees when your feet need a rest.
Shop local, soaking up the Christmas vibe and drinking up the spirit in a precinct that still remembers what Christmas is all about.
Don’t risk late online orders
You know when the nightly news starts running stories about cut-off dates for Christmas postage, that online ordering is not a punt you want you take.
Avoid the anxious waiting for the doorbell to ring as Christmas edges closer, and the possibility of having to explain failures of logistical supply chains to disappointed kids on Christmas morning.
Instead, shop local at Camberwell Junction and watch their faces light up at the sight of brightly wrapped presents sitting under the tree just waiting to be opened.
Shop local, support local
This year when you shop local at Camberwell Junction, you’re not just giving a gift to your loved ones, you’re giving a gift to all the mum and dad traders who’ve really done it tough these past two years.
You may know their names or the names of their children; you may only know them by the wave they give you as you pass their store, or the smile they give as you enter, but every time you buy from one of Camberwell Junction’s family run stores, you can be sure of the smiles on the faces of their children on Christmas morning. Now that’s the spirit of Christmas.
Find everything you need for Christmas at Camberwell Junction
It’s the huge variety of stores at Camberwell Junction precinct that makes it the perfect place to find a gift for everyone on your Christmas shopping list.
Not sure what to get that special somebody? Check out our Camberwell Junction Christmas gift guide, or simply meander through the festive streets of the precinct, looking in shop windows for inspiration and soaking up that festive vibe.
Kids will love our annual Where’s Rudolph? competition – the search for Santa’s favourite reindeer will keep them keen, and the wonder and amazement in their eyes will fill you with Christmas cheer. Be sure to enter the competition for your chance to win a $500 gift card to spend in the precinct.
Over three weekends in December, Camberwell Junction is filling the streets with Christmas festivities, with wandering entertainers, live music, and even a visit from Santa, making it a great time to get out of the house, support your local community, and rediscover the magic of Christmas. You can find dates and details here.
Camberwell Junction has everything you need to make it a Christmas to be remembered.