Wish, Play, Shop, Love Downtown this Holiday Season


October 29, 2014


Downtown Winnipeg – The most wonderful time of the year is upon us and the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ is spreading cheer for all to hear. With the chance to win using #downtownwishlist, select a song on our holiday jukebox and shop local at our holiday farmers’ market, from now until Dec. 20, downtown is the place to be for holiday festivities.

“Our goal is to help to create a unique destination for downtown residents, workers, students, and tourists and add vibrancy to our streets and walkways, and keep people’s spirits up as the weather gets cold,” said Stefano Grande, Executive Director of the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ. “We are thrilled to offer this important service to those coming downtown this holiday season.”

Downtown Farmers’ Market (Fall Edition)

Vendors from across the province will assemble their wares at Manitoba Hydro Place on Nov. 6 and 13 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. providing the downtown masses local and delicious seasonal shopping options. With everything from fresh produce to baked goods to giftware including handmade soaps, alpaca wool clothing, preserves, wood crafts and moccasins, surely you’ll be able to cross a few items off your holiday shopping list. For a detailed listing of vendors, please visit: www.downtownwinnipegbiz.com.


Step aside, Santa! Downtown Peggy, the go-to gal for downtown shopping, dining and entertainment recommendations, wants to grant some wishes!

While you’re shopping at downtown retailers, snap a photo of a gift for yourself or someone special and tell @downtownpeggy on Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #downtownwishlist and your wish just might come true!

Need inspiration? See some of Downtown Peggy’s #downtownwishlist picks in the Fall/Winter edition of the Downtown Winnipeg Magazine, on stands Nov. 4.

Holiday Jukebox (from November 25 to December 20)

Help get everyone in the holiday swing when you spot the Holiday Jukebox out and about downtown. Enjoy a cozy spot to sip a free coffee or hot chocolate, and make a donation to Change for the Better to put on your favourite holiday tune in our record collection.

Change for the Better is a program that provides employment and housing connections to those experiencing homelessness. Over 40 of our city’s most vulnerable have been employed to work downtown since 2011 — with many of these individuals returning to school or finding permanent full-time work. More info: www.changeforthebetter.org.

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For more information, contact:
Jason Syvixay
Managing Director
(204) 958-4635; jason@downtownwinnipegbiz.com