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'25 Days of Christmas' Brings in Over $160,000 to Local Businesses

Dessie Rogers & Quintin Koger Kid (aka "Santa Q)
Dessie Rogers & Quintin Koger Kid (aka "Santa Q)

2023 marks the 15th anniversary of the ‘$25 Day of Christmas’ put on by the Wilmington-Clinton County Chamber of Commerce and Local First. This project has brought not only hundreds of thousands of dollars into our local economy, but also encourages our community and visitors to shop and invest locally during the holiday season as well as all year round.

The $25 Days of Christmas runs from Black Friday (11/24) to December 15th. During this time, if you shop at registered Local First shops, then for every $25 you spend (up to $100), you receive a raffle ticket that enters you to win things like gift cards for local businesses, gift baskets, and even cash prizes! In 2022, the $25 Days of Christmas had over 6,000 entries, which equates to over $160,000 spent shopping locally and over $270,000 cycled back into Wilmington’s local economy.

Dessie Rogers, Executive Director of the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce, said “Participation in Local First’s 15th annual ‘$25 Days of Christmas’ promotion not only brightens your holiday season with the chance to win exciting cash prizes and local gifts, but also contributes to the strength and vibrancy of our community. Every purchase at a local business is not just a transaction; it’s an investment in our entire community and in the friends, families, and neighbors behind each business. So mark your calendars, gather your shopping lists, and get ready for a season filled with warmth, joy, and fabulous local prizes. Let’s make this 15th year the best one yet!”

Check the list of $25 Dollar Days shopping locations at:

  • A Bit of Class Salon & Spa (World Equestrian Center)

  • Alma’s Attic

  • Barkers Barbershop For Dogs

  • BDK Feed, Hardware & Lumber

  • Beauty Bar Salon & Spa Co.

  • Bush Auto Place

  • Clinton County Literacy Foundation

  • Clinton Memorial Hospital Gift Shop

  • Crown Staffing

  • Dairy Queen Grill & Chill

  • Donatos Pizza

  • Habitat for Humanity Clinton County Restore

  • Hers & His Thrift Store

  • Kairos Coffee

  • Kava Haus

  • Laney Cakes Bakery

  • MagnoliaGlass

  • My Almond Tree Shop & Wonderland Tie-Dye Co.

  • News Journal

  • Papsy’s Place Sweets & Treats

  • Quali-Tee Design Sportswear

  • Rome Jewelers & Venice Wine

  • Sams Meats

  • Smith-Feike-Minton Inc.

  • Shoe Sensation

  • Strength & Dignity Boutique

  • Sugartree Mill Co.

  • The Banned Book Nook & Other Curiosities

  • The Guest House Spa

  • The Way Karate

  • Wilmington Ace Hardware

  • Wilmington Performing Arts Studio

  • Wilmington Yoga Collective



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