Murwillumbah District Business Chamber is asking businesses to come on board for the Murwillumbah Festival of Lights.

The event, which begins on 24th November with a gala opening at the Regent Cinema and Cafe, will showcase the beauty of Murwillumbah’s art deco architecture, whilst encouraging shoppers to shop locally for Christmas rather than spending their money out of the town.

The festival is designed to become an annual event where the businesses and the community celebrate together over the Christmas period.
  
Businesses will have to opportunity to enter a competition for the best commercial or window display, the most sustainable Christmas display and the people’s choice. 

These prizes will be awarded at the Community Christmas Party December 16 at Budd Park.

“It is a great opportunity for the businesses to really show off and represent the town,” project manager Natascha Wernick said.

Businesses can get involved by extending their trading hours  on the Thursday and Fridays nights leading up to Christmas until 9pm,  donating a $50 retainer for  buskers to entertain on the  lit-up streets, donating a prize for the massive Christmas raffle that will help fund the carbon offset for the project.

For more information about the project go to www.murwillumbahchamber.com or contact Natascha 0412 980 063.