A FESTIVE competition run by Chichester District Council is all set to take off on social media.
The Countdown to Christmas campaign will see businesses and attractions from Chichester, Midhurst, Petworth and Selsey give away thousands of pounds worth of prizes to give the district a boost over the festive period.
More than 50 prizes have been donated by businesses to draw attention to shops, restaurants, attractions and experiences within the district.
“The Chichester district has everything you could want at Christmas to get into the festive spirit,” said councillor Myles Cullen, deputy leader and cabinet member for the economy, tourism and car parks at Chichester District Council.
“It has an incredible array of independent and high-street shops, helping you to find that special present.
“It also has some amazing restaurants, pubs, local producers, markets and attractions – not to mention its historic and beautiful setting – to make your visit extra special.
“We hope this will raise awareness of what our district has to offer and will encourage people to make the Chichester District their number one Christmas destination.”
The Chichester City Centre Partnership, Selsey Town Team and the rural town co-ordinator in Midhurst and Petworth have all helped to pull the big Christmas giveaway together.
The competition starts on Wednesday, November 13, with giveaways every day until Friday, December 20.
All people have to do to be in with a chance of winning is to like the Chichester District Council’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ChichesterDistrictCouncil and like and share the giveaway posts.
Entrants also have to be able to collect their prize.
Prizes include a £250 handbag, hundreds of pounds worth of vouchers, meals and free tickets to attractions and events.
There is also the chance to win membership to Westgate Leisure, makeovers and even an open-water diving course worth £400.
Chichester, Midhurst, Petworth and Selsey all have their own festive activities, along with the traditional Christmas light switch-on and celebration events.
For a full list of Countdown to Christmas prizes and dates for park and ride in the city, visit www.chichester.gov.uk/christmas
Tourist Information based at The Novium museum in Chichester can also provide Christmas information on 01243 775888.
It also offers a selection of local gifts, theatre tokens and tickets for special events in the district.