Christmas 2020

Strabane BID has some exciting things planned for Christmas. Our aim is to continue to animate and promote our town centre to encourage people to visit, shop and enjoy. Read on to find out more about the current opportunities to take part and get your business noticed!

InStrabane Gift Card – Christmas Campaign
This week sees the launch of the In Strabane Gift Card Christmas Campaign.

Consisting of billboard, radio, newspaper, social media advertising and competitions now is the time to get involved! Money spent on a gift card is money spent in the local community in one of the 69 businesses currently signed up. You can support the campaign by downloading the digital pack online at share the campaign graphics on your own social media channels and use the hashtags #ChristmasInStrabane #StrabaneGiftCard 

If you are interested in finding out how to set up your business to accept the In Strabane Gift Card contact Emma at

Gift Local, Shop Local, Love Local this Christmas
On the lead up to Christmas, BID in Strabane will be celebrating and promoting the local businesses which help make our town so great. 

Each week we will feature one business creating a spotlight feature along with publicity pictures of what is on offer in store this Christmas. The pieces will be promoted across the Council channels, BID in Strabane Social Media accounts and website.

Would you like to be featured or find out more? Contact Emma at

Christmas Window Competition
This competition is open to all family friendly businesses within the BID area

Bring festive cheer and an extra little treat for your shoppers on the lead up to Christmas this year by joining BID’s Christmas Window Competition. Prizes will be on offer for the top three decorated windows accompanied with a selfie competition for the public to take a picture at their favourite window and share on social media to be in with a chance to win a £50 gift card. 

The window competition will open on Friday 20th November and will run until Christmas Eve. Online voting opens on Monday 30th November with the winner announced on Monday 4th January.

1st Prize: £1000
2nd Prize: £500
3rd Prize: £250

To find out more or to register your business as taking part contact Emma at

12 Days of Christmas
BID will be creating the ultimate Christmas Hampers consisting of the very best that Strabane has to offer.

We will be purchasing £1200 worth of goods from 12 business in the BID area to make these fantastic prizes. To be in with a chance to include your business let us know what products you would add and why you should be chosen. Members of the public will be in with a chance to win one of these Christmas bonanzas by entering our 12 Days of Christmas like and share Competition online.

To find out more contact Emma at


Your small spend makes a GIANT difference Campaign
Your small spend makes a GIANT difference is a campaign which has been developed by Derry City & Strabane District Council in partnership with DfC, as part of the Council’s Recovery Plan.

A central aim of the plan is to support businesses who have been affected by Covid-19, through this campaign we aim to promote and feature as many businesses as possible and encourage the public to Support Local. The campaign will be supported by phased outdoor media campaigns, press campaigns and digital campaigns between now and March 2021, businesses will also have access to branding toolkits, both digitally and in the form of window stickers and POS promo materials to display in their premises and become part of the campaign.
Business can get involved by sharing content promoting their offering and tagging @BusinessSupportDerryStrabane on Facebook / @dcsdcouncil on Instagram using the #smallspendgiantdifference or #supportlocalderrystrabane

There will be an opportunity for a number of businesses to feature on the media campaign through photography and video opportunities, and an ongoing opportunity to be part of the digital campaign through social media spotlight features. If you would like to get involved contact Emma at