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Super Holiday Shopping Giveaway!

Nov 23, 2010 by Hamilton County CVB

Remember the fun prize packages we gave away this fall to our great, loyal friends and readers, residents and visitors? Well, we had such a good time that we decided to offer a special holiday shopping getaway too! [caption id="attachment_2908" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="One of many holiday gifts in Hamilton County - photo from A Corner Cottage"][/caption] This giveaway is just in time for holiday shopping, especially for the people on your list that love to receive a one-of-a-kind gift.  But we’ve also added a little gift for you – an overnight stay in a comfy hotel bed and tickets to the Gingerbread Village at Conner Prairie Interactive History Park.   The prize package includes:

To win: In the comments section below, tell us your favorite thing about the holidays! Please enter only once.  The contest closes on Wednesday, December 1 at 9 a.m. If you don’t win – no worries, we will have other giveaways and prizes here on the blog and on Twitter and Facebook. Questions? See our Blog Policy for both the comment and contest policies or visit us online for more information on Hamilton County, Indiana. All gift cards and items are valid during December 2010 only and must be used by December 31. Blackout dates apply for hotel reservations.

Comments:

Dec 01, 2010 by: Hamilton County CVB

THANK YOU all for sharing your favorite holiday traditions and memories. Your comments made all of us on the staff of the Hamilton County Convention and Visitors Bureau remenber a lot of our favorites too! Unfortunately there can only be one winner of the Super Shopping Giveaway. And that winner is...Michelle Morris! Congratulations Michelle!

 

Dec 01, 2010 by: Sarah German

I like seeing my kids faces when they see the video I made for them from Santa telling them to be good!

 

Dec 01, 2010 by: Corey W

As a kid, my parents took me along to deliver food baskets to folks in need. It felt good to give, but what we received from one family made me realize gifts didn't have to come in boxes. The grandfather, who lived with his extended fam in govt housing, sang us the most beautiful rendition of Amazing Grace I'll probably ever hear.

 

Nov 30, 2010 by: colleen

Taking our kids to Christmas at the Zoo! They do such a great job of decking out the zoo in lights and decorations. The kids get such a kick out of going at night and seeing everything all lit up!

 

Nov 30, 2010 by: Libby

I have so many favorites from the holidays...but I have two that rank high up there.
One is taking my son (and now both of my sons) to the Christmas at the Zoo - where they can visit Santa and take a train ride, and get hot chocolate and Christmas popcorn.
My other favorite holiday tradition is buying presents for families who need assistance. We've taken children from the giving tree at church, and this year we did something new: we are sponsoring a whole family - and throwing a holiday party where all of our friends and family bring presents for the family!

 

Nov 29, 2010 by: Hamilton County CVB

Thanks for sharing these holiday favorites and memories. We will pick a winner at random on Wednesday!

 

Nov 29, 2010 by: sara

We have a 16-month old, so my favorite thing about the upcoming holiday season is to experience it through his eyes and to start some new traditions with our little family.

 

Nov 28, 2010 by: Michelle Morris

My family has a tradition that dates back before I was even born, but we continue it to this day: STINKY CHEESE DAY!! It is held the Saturday before Christmas, and is a day where we can gather without worrying about getting dressed up, or making a big meal or exchanging gifts. The food is the best part, imagine an italian feast... hunks of stinky fresh cheeses, loaves of warm crusty bread, garlicky sausages and salamis, and lots and LOTS of wine! We play Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin cd's and de-stress before the hopla of Christmas day hits.

 

Nov 28, 2010 by: Brooke

I love seeing family that visits from out of town. Lights are my afavorite though, everytime I see some it brings back the feelings I had as a child. Happy Holidays!

 

Nov 24, 2010 by: Mary Ann

This is such a great promotion for all of our businesses! We have had several people from Cincinnati and the surrounding area come in with their gift cards. Thank you so much for your marketing efforts....we have really seen results! Happy Thanksgiving!

 

Nov 24, 2010 by: Tom Britt

One of my favorite things to do every holiday season is to go downtown to the "Circle of Lights" and see the decorations and store windows. One of my earliest memories as a child was sitting up in the back seat of my dad's 1972 Chevy Malibu touring downtown Indy in the snow.

 

Nov 24, 2010 by: joanna

I love spending time with family over the holidays- the annual traditions give us a chance to slow down and visit with one another.

 

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Nov 24, 2010 by: Amy

My favorite thing about the Holidays is taking my son to the Childrens Museum for the holiday exhibit, sit on Santa's lap, and a race down the Yule-slide!

 
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