Santa discovers port
SANTA Claus is coming to town ... the Port of Echuca Discovery Centre to be more precise.
Father Christmas will be dropping into the centre for free photos as part of the centre’s shopping bonanza from 4pm on Friday where people will be able to make the most of the centre’s gift shop and museum space.
St Nick aside, the event will include complimentary drinks and nibbles, a Christmas hamper giveaway, live entertainment from the Echuca Moama Theatre Company, free face painting and more.
Port of Echuca Discovery Centre exhibits and operations manager Mesh Thomson said Christmas was one of her favourite times of the year.
‘‘And the summer holiday period is our busiest time of the year,’’ she said.
‘‘So leading into that time we thought we’d put on a fantastic evening the community can enjoy.’’
She said the centre had been stocking the shelves full of great Christmas gift ideas.
‘‘Alongside our current collection of products, we’ve ordered in some new Christmas-themed stock,’’ Mrs Thomson said.
‘‘We’ll have toys, souvenirs, locally-made products, mugs and candles, jewellery and much more. There’ll be something here to suit everyone.
‘‘We’re also excited to announce there will be discounts for locals.’’
The event will run until 6.30pm. All local ambassadors will receive 10 per cent discount on any retail purchases made on the night.
Local ambassadorship is available to all locals who present with ID and proof of residency.