Festive Leaflet Offers Prize Draw Bonus

Derby Cathedral Quarter Business Improvement District (BID) is offering people the chance to win £300 worth of shopping vouchers to spend in two local shops of their choice as part of its campaign to showcase the wide variety of entertainment and events taking place in the heart of the city centre this Christmas.

Over 60,000 ‘Christmas in Derby’s Cathedral Quarter’ leaflets have been produced and will be distributed with the Derby Telegraph on Wednesday November 16 as well as in school book bags and through art boxes in locations throughout the city. They will also be available at businesses in the Cathedral Quarter and will be handed out in the streets by the BID’s Ranger team.

The leaflet showcases events and activities taking place on the streets and in venues around the Cathedral Quarter from mid-November onwards. Highlights in the leaflet include the Cathedral Quarter 3aaa ice rink in the Market Place; free street entertainment organised by the BID, the Market Hall Winter Wonderland   and a wide variety of entertainment and activities at key venues including Derby Cathedral, Derby Museums, QUAD, Déda and the Guildhall Theatre.  The leaflet also contains a large map of the area showing the location of key venues as well as details of all the surface and multi storey car parks, with parking available from as little as £1 per hour.

To be in with a chance of winning the shopping vouchers, entrants simply need to complete the voucher contained within the leaflet and return by 2pm on Monday December 12. The draw will be made on December 14 with the winner notified by email.

Martin Langsdale chairs the Cathedral Quarter Board and Management Group, which drive forward activities under the area’s Business Improvement District (BID).  He said: “The Cathedral Quarter is the city centre’s premium retail destination, but visitors want a wider experience and this choice of entertainment and events will be an important factor in people’s decision of where to go - especially at this time of year. “The Cathedral Quarter has invested heavily in Christmas lights over the BID duration to create a festive atmosphere. As well as a feast of street entertainment, the BID has teamed up with 3aaa and Derby LIVE to ensure the return of the ice rink to the Market Place and is working with partners to transform the Market Hall into a Winter Wonderland. “These initiatives, together with a wide range of entertainment at cultural venues across the area, ensure that there is something for everyone in Derby this Christmas. “The leaflet brings all this information together in an easy to read format with the added bonus of the prize draw.  We hope that it will encourage even more people into the Cathedral Quarter in the run up to Christmas and beyond.”

For more information about the Cathedral Quarter, visit www.derbycathedralquarter.co.uk, follow on Twitter @DerbyCQ and like the Facebook page cathedralquarterderby.  

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