Crowds of local shoppers were seen along Birch Avenue for Moonlight Madness following the Annual Santa Claus Parade with local businesses offering all kinds of deals.
The 100 Mile Free Press found their way through the crowds to speak to some of the businesses and see how they were doing.
Owner of Our Kitchen Corner, Janet Lilly, said the evening was great for her business- with each corner of the store occupied by local shoppers.
“It was a lot of fun for us,” she said. “The store had a lot of people come through.”
Lilly admitted to being uncertain how the evening would pan out, at first, considering local mills have shut down as of the summer months.
Sandra Keirn, a sales associate at the Outlaw said it was a busy night for the store as well. It could have been their holiday fashion, being dressed liked elves, or the deals being offered.
According to Keirn, the Outlaw uses a wheel to determine the discount customers can get after they spin it, giving them a chance to get anywhere between 15-50 per cent off.
“It was so busy inside the store,” she said.
In accordance with Moonlight Madness, numerous vendors were selling locally-crafted items inside the Community Hall for the 42nd Annual Winter Arts and Crafts Fair.
Hosted by the 100 Mile and District Arts Council, the event offered a wide selection of products including artwork, jewelry, Christmas decor, chocolate and more.
According to Tammie Ozanne, one of the organizers, a total of 832 people attended the fair over the weekend, exceeding the previous year’s attendance record by 100 people.
“It was a really great weekend,” said Ozanne. “A lot of the vendors had very positive things to say about the event.”
Each year, all of the money raised at the fair goes towards the 100 Mile and District Arts Council in supporting local artists, and the three scholarships it provides in categories of literacy, visual and performing arts to local Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School graduates.
Ozanne said the fair raised approximately $1,700.