Retailers host draws, extend hours for Christmas season

November 30, 2020, 7:43 am
Kevin Weedmark


After a year of facing lockdowns and uncertainty in the age of Covid-19, local retailers are going all out to serve customers during the Christmas season.

The third section in this week’s paper, the Christmas Gift Guide, includes information on extended store hours for many businesses, as well as draws and events planned by local business groups.

Local businesses in all our communities in the area are counting on strong support from local shoppers this Christmas shopping season to help turn the corner on a challenging year.

Moosomin Moonlight Madness this Wednesday
In Moosomin, many retailers will be open until 9 pm for Moonlight Madness this Wednesday, December 2.

There has traditionally been a Moonlight Madness cash card distributed, which shoppers can have stamped at five participating businesses to enter to win $500, $250 or $100 in Moosomin Bucks.

This year that draw has been extended. Shoppers can have their Countdown to Christmas draw cards stamped at five businesses during Moonlight Madness and any time from December 1 to December 12 and enter to win. 
Moonlight Madness and the Countdown to Christmas draw are organized by the Moosomin Chamber of Commerce.

Esterhazy Moonlight Madness this Thursday
In Esterhazy, Moonlight Madness will be this Thursday, December 3. At participating stores, shoppers can enter to win Esterhazy Bucks.

Esterhazy Moonlight Madness is sponsored by the town of Esterhazy and the Esterhazy Economic Development Committee.

Moosomin free movie Saturday
In Moosomin, there will be two matinees of 100 Per Cent Wolf at the Moosomin Community Theatre this Saturday, December 5 that are free for children 12 and under.

There will be shows at 11 am and 2 pm as smaller numbers are now allowed in the theatre.

Esterhazy free movie Saturday and Sunday
In Esterhazy there will be free showings of 100 Per Cent Wolf Saturday, December 5 and Sunday, December 6.

There will be shows at 2 pm and 7 pm Saturday and at 2 pm Sunday.

Moosomin twinkle tour
Rolna Pranke of RE/MAX Blue Chip Realty is sponsoring the Moosomin twinkle tour.
The best decorated home will win $200 in Moosomin Bucks, second prize is $150 in Moosomin Bucks, and third prize is $100 in Moosomin Bucks.

People can vote by phoning or texting 306-435-7343, emailing, or by messaging Rolna Pranke RE/MAX Blue Chip Realty on facebook

Light the Night in Esterhazy
This Christmas season, Esterhazy Bucks will be awarded to the top three houses in Esterhazy with the best Christmas decorations.

First prize is $250 in Esterhazy Bucks, second prize is $150 in Esterhazy Bucks, and third prize is $100 in Esterhazy Bucks.

People are encouraged to take photos of their favorite houses and send photos and addresses of their top three pics to

$15,000 giveaway
Local businesses across the area are getting together to give away more than $20,000 in prizes in the World-Spectator’s 2020 Christmas Giveaway.

The main prize is $15,000 to reward one lucky shopper for shopping locally this Christmas season.

The winner will receive a chequebook and can spend their prize money at any of the participating businesses.

The draw will be made on December 22 and the winner will get the good news just before Christmas.

There are also 39 other prizes valued at more than $5,000 in total to be given away in the 2020 Christmas Giveaway.

Shoppers can enter at 47 locations in eight communities across the area.

This year there are participating businesses in Moosomin, Rocanville, Esterhazy, Kipling, Redvers, Virden, Langenburg and Whitewood.

The 39 secondary prizes include:
• Dinner for two with live entertainment at Cork and Bone Bistro in Moosomin
• A $100 gift card from Anytime Fitness in Esterhazy
• A basket of goodies and gifts from Best Cellars in Kipling
• A HILTI drill set from Flaman Group of Companies in Moosomin
• A $150 gift certificate from Denray Tire in Moosomin
• A spa manicure and pedicure from Polished Beauty Bar in Moosomin
• A $400 gift certificate from Today’s Furniture and Electronics in Redvers
• A $100 gift certificate from Celebration Ford in Moosomin
• A vehicle health check package from Bradley’s GM in Moosomin.
• A $100 gift certificate from Husky in Esterhazy
• A $100 gift certificate from Subway in Esterhazy
• A $100 gift certificate from Glasser’s TV in Moosomin
• A $100 gift certificate from Kullberg’s Furniture in Virden.
• A $100 gift certificate from Lee’s Carpet in Moosomin
• An AppLights Snowflurry projection from Broderland Co-op
• A $100 gift certificate from Decker’s H20 and Spirits to Go in Rocanville
• A gift basket including a $50 gift card from Erin’s IDA in Esterhazy
• A bistro set from Home Hardware in Virden
• A $100 gift card from IDA in Moosomin
• A duffle bag set and $25 in Kari’s Kloset Cash from Kari’s Kloset in Moosomin
• An Elle pendant from Kassie’s Jewelry in Moosomin
• A Milwaukee M-18 compact tool combo kit from Mazergroup in Moosomin
• A gourmet charcuterie gift pack from McPhail Travel in Moosomin
• A two-night stay in a kitchenette suite from Motel 6 in Moosomin
• A $100 gift card from Mullett’s Home Hardware in Moosomin
• A Frigidaire 10-piece stainless steel cookware set from Pharmasave in Moosomin
• A gift basket of goodies from Sapara’s Drug Mart in Esterhazy
• A $100 gift certificate from Sew Creative in Moosomin
• A $100 gift certificate from the Red Barn and Dano’s Lounge in Moosomin
• An Ultra-Link Smart Wifi Video Doorbell from The Wireless Age in Esterhazy
• A five-year subscription from the World-Spectator
• A $50 gift certificate from TJ’s Pizza in Moosomin
• An Arctic Cat jacket from Universe Satellite Sales in Rocanville
• A $100 gift card from Chicken Chef in Esterhazy and Langenburg
• A $50 gift certificate from Your Dollar Store with More in Esterhazy
• A $50 gift certificate from Your Dollar Store with More in Moosomin
• A $100 gift certificate from Zaylie Furniture in Moosomin
•A Milwaukee impact and hammer drill kit from Bumper to Bumper in Rocanville and Langenburg
• A $100 gift card from Boston Pizza in Virden
• A $50 Gift Certificate from Berry Good Farms (Myron and Lana Wiebe) from the Rocanville-Moosomin area.

Details on all these promotions can be found in the Christmas Gift Guide inside this week’s World-Spectator