Holiday Shopping Passports Begin

Downtown Peterborough

November 12

Shop downtown with your Holiday Shopping Passport for your chance to win up to $3,000 in downtown money.

There are nearly 150 places downtown this holiday season where you can shop with your Holiday Shopping Passport and collect stamps for your chance to win big. Bring your passport downtown when you shop, dine, and pamper yourself. Get your passport stamped when buy tickets at the box office at Showplace Performance Centre and Market Hall. Collect a free stamp when you use the Peterborough Public Library or get a complimentary stamp when you drop by the Peterborough & the Kawarthas Visitor Centre at 270 George Street North (limit one stamp per person).

The passports feature three early bird prizes of $500 in downtown money to be drawn Dec. 4, 11 and 18 with the grand prize of $1,500 in downtown money to be drawn Jan. 8.

Parking is free for two hours in downtown Peterborough on Fridays in November and seven days a week in December, courtesy of the City of Peterborough.

The Holiday Shopping Passports program rewards people for supporting local businesses by shopping, dining and enjoying downtown. Last year’s program saw shoppers stamp more than $2 million worth of Holiday Shopping Passports.

Here’s how it works: every time you spend $10 at a participating business, a box on your passport will be stamped. When your passport is filled (20 stamps), complete the form and drop it off at a ballot box at one of the participating businesses. Each completed passport is a ballot for a draw to win downtown money. There are 149 participating businesses downtown.

“Every year our Holiday Shopping Passport program gets bigger and bigger,” says Terry Guiel, Executive Director of the Downtown Business Improvement Area. “We have more businesses than ever taking part in the program. It rewards the community for spending their money locally at their favourite shops and restaurants.”

Bring your Holiday Shopping Passport downtown on Nov. 29 for Black Friday as more than 100 downtown businesses put on some of the biggest sales of the year.


Holiday Passport Locations:
Absolute Hair
African Mission-Growth Market African Dishes
Amandala’s Restaurant
Ann’s Hair Salon
Antoinette Bridal Boutique
Argania Natural Health Clinic
Arken Beauty Supply
Art School of Peterborough
BioPed Footcare
Black Honey Bakery
Black Honey Desserts and Coffee House
Bluestreak Records
Boardwalk Board Game Lounge
Boater’s World
Brant Basics
Brothers Pizza
Buck or Two Plus!
Burgundy’s Hair Salon
By The Bridge
Cahill’s Outerwear
Carlson Wagonlit Stewart Travel
Chalk Therapy/Electric City Works
Charlotte Jewellers
Charlotte Paint & Wallpaper
Charlotte Street Comics and Collectibles
Charlotte’s Web
Cork & Bean
Cottage Toys
Cozy Home: Designs by Lacey
Curry Mantra
Curry Village
Dan Joyce’s Classic Clothing
Dream Cyclery
Dreams of Beans
Dueling Grounds
Earth Food Store
EC Catering
Elderberry Clinic
Electric City Bread Company
Euphoria Wellness Spa
Fab Factory
First Stop Swap Shop
Fontaine’s Source for Sports
Frame It For U
Fresh Dreams
Full Tilt Cycle
Fusion Bowl
Gentry Apparel
Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce
Green Street
GreenUp Store
Grey Guardian Games
Hi Ho Silver
Hobies Sports Ltd.
Hock Shop
Hot Belly Mama’s
Hunter Street Books
Hunter Street Tavern
Iceman Video Games
Insight Optical
Island Cream Caribbean Cuisine
Jack’s Hot Spot
John Roberts Clothiers
Just Like New
K and C Costumes
Kettle Drums
Kingan Home Hardware
Kit Coffee
Knock on Wood
La Belle Spa
La Hacienda
La Mesita
Larry Electric & Motor Service
Laurie Jones & Co Hair Designers
Lift Lock Escape
Lili’s Convenience
Marie Cluthé Antiques & Collectibles
Market Hall
McThirsty’s Pint
Mercado La Hacienda
META4 Gallery
Minh’s Chinese Grocery
Mr. Brock Barber Shop
Mr. Sub on George Street
My Left Breast
My Own Clouds
Naked Chocolate
Nateure’s Plate
Needles in the Hay
Nielsen’s Watches and Jewellery
Nosh & Nip on Queen
Pammett’s Flowers
Pensieri Shoes operating as Blue Shoes Ptbo
Peterborough & the Kawarthas Visitor Centre
Peterborough Inn & Suites
Peterborough Regional Farmers’ Market
Peterborough Photo Service
Peterborough Public Library
Peterborough Travel
Pettigrew Spa & Salon
Pipe Dreamz
PJ’s Diner
Plant Goals
Rare Grill House
Rawscoe’s Sport Collectibles
reBOOT Canada
Renew MediSpa
Ritual Apothecary
Runner’s Life
Sam’s Place
Sandy’s Cigar & Variety
Showplace Performance Centre
Silk Roots
Simply Delicious
Smiles to You
Solid Leather
Sugar Me Right
Sustain Eco Store
T-Elle Boutique
The Avant-Garden Shop
The Black Horse Pub
The BrickHouse Craft Burger Grill
The Cell Shop
The Cheese Shop
The Edison
The Food Forest Cafe
The Food Shop
The Old Stone Brewing Co.
The Pasta Shop
The Publican House Brewery
The Publican House Restaurant and Taphouse
The Toy Shop
The Unicorn
Things from Mom’s Basement
Tiny Greens
Tonic Hair Salon
Tribal Voices
Turnbull Café
Under One Sun
Union Studio
Villa Auto Wash
Village of Thai
Watson & Lou
Whistle Stop Café
Wild Rock Outfitters
Wing House
Yo Yo’s Yogurt Café
You’re Welcome
Zap Records