All the local businesses on Douglas Promenade want you to know that they are open for business as usual, so give them some support.
Around the Island, Manx retailers are joining forces to win your custom and bring our town centres back to life, and despite the disruptions caused by roadworks, Promenade businesses are very much open for all your festive needs.
Some of our fondest childhood memories of Christmas time include being bundled up in coats and mittens, hurrying down the fairy-lit streets, while being dragged from shop-to-shop without any real plan of action, a pastime unable to be recreated by shopping at a computer screen.
A huge part of the festive atmosphere is taking a break from trawling high street stores to meet friends for a festive drink, soaking up carols as you nip from store to store, or stopping for a spot of lunch to rest one’s weary Christmas feet.
It’s also about meeting the shopkeepers, the people who’ve put hours of dedication into nurturing their own brand, and forming a genuine human connection with someone instore. Local shopkeepers know their products and services inside out, telling you about the provenance of their goods, and it’s these extra little details that can turn a purchase into a thoughtful gift.
Every £1 spent locally is worth £1.83 to the Manx economy, and buying from local retailers means the world to the person selling them.
Supporting community businesses, finding unique, personal gifts and getting festive; shopping locally brings families together.
Updated on 03 December 2019