12 Days of Christmas
This year HRBA have partnered with Southern Grampians Shire to bring the 12 days of Christmas “sparkle” to Hamilton. This will feature a Christmas Festival and Santa’s Kingdom on Saturday 17th 10am-4pm and Sunday 18th 11am-3pm of December 2016 at the Hamilton PAC which will include lots of fun activities for the kids and photos with Santa!
With the increase in family entertainment down the street there is a strong festive spirit in Hamilton every Christmas.
Shop Local Easter Campaign
Many Hamilton Businesses take part in the Easter Campaign, adding value to their customers’ purchases. Each participating store draws a lucky winner for an Easter Egg hamper.
HRBA has been supporting the local bandicoot enclosure for 2 years now, by selling wooden Easter Bandicoots to display in business windows, and donating all of the money to the Conservation Volunteers for much needed supplies.
Christmas Window Displays
Christmas is a time for all ages to be involved in the community! HRBA has launched two additional campaigns in addition to Ignite the Spirit of Christmas. Businesses are offed wooden cut-outs to decorate, or can opt for primary school and kindergarten students to decorate them. There is also a competition, supported by Toyworld Hamilton, where children can enter when they spot the special item on the decoration, such as “Where is the Bell?” and “Where is the Star?”