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December 10, 2020

Adelaide’s biggest advent calendar is in Norwood Payneham & St Peters

Every day in the lead up to Christmas, local businesses within the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters are unlocking festive discounts, via an interactive website, in what must be the city's biggest advent calendar.

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  • Image 2: Lambrook Wines
  • Image 3: Scoffed Cooking School
  • Image 4: Heidelberg Cakes
  • Image 5: Bos Taurus Butchery

Given the year we’ve had, you could be forgiven for powering through the chocolate advent calendar you bought for yourself at the beginning of the month. You’re only human.

But that doesn’t mean you need to forgo the entire experience of day-by-day December delights, as the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters has organised a rolling series of discounts, revealed every day via a cute illustrated, interactive collage of the city.


Browse through the Norwood, Payneham and St Peters 2020 Christmas Advent Calendar here.

This article was produced in collaboration with the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters.

Given we’re already a week and a bit into December, the NPSP 2020 Christmas Advent Calendar already has quite the largesse from which to select your festive bounty.

More than fifty businesses within the Norwood Payneham & St Peters council area have signed up to take part in the 2020 Christmas Advent Calendar and take the guilt out of the festive tradition.

Each day up until 24 December, a new door will unlock, granting you access to a bunch of special deals from local businesses.

And if you’re the forgetful sort, the website also allows users to subscribe to the advent calendar and receive the deals straight to your inbox.

Some of the already unlocked deals include:

  • Grill’d Norwood is offering a free snack chips with the purchase of any burger, salad or super fries.
  • Relieve some of that pre-Christmas stress at Bamboo Day Spa in Kent Town, which is offering a one-hour Balinese massage for just $65.
  • Scoffed Cooking School at St Morris is giving everyone who spends more than $100 10 per cent off any gift voucher.
  • Yogafusion at Norwood is offering 14-day unlimited classes for just $25.
  • 1645 Coffee at Glynde is giving caffeine-lovers 15 per cent off coffee bean blends.
  • Let Heidelberg Cakes at Stepney organise your Christmas cake, with 10 per cent off the price of all ordered cakes.
  • Adelaide Hills winery Lambrook is offering festive revellers a generous tipple: 15 per cent off storewide at their online store.
  • If you’re after a new Christmas Day outfit, or still eyeing off those accessories you saw in the window a few weeks ago, Sooki Boutique at Norwood is offering shoppers 10 per cent off storewide.
  • Everflowers Collective, at Norwood, sells fresh flowers, indoor plants and locally designed art. They are offering complimentary gift wrapping with any purchase.

Bos Taurus Butchery

As part of the advent calendar initiative, Norwood’s Bos Taurus Butchery is offering Christmas ham on the bone for $16.99kg.

John O’Connor, who opened the butcher about 18 months ago, says he’s seen a surge in Christmas ham orders on the back of the advent calendar.

“The feedback has been really good and a lot of people have been in placing their Christmas orders,” John says.

“A few people have come in and specifically mentioned the promotion and we’ve even had some people that aren’t regular customers come in because they saw it advertised online.

“Also, the vibe around Norwood leading up to Christmas is really, really positive and the shops are really busy. It definitely feels like Christmas, and there are heaps of people around.”

Everflower Collective owner Sarom Mom opened her Norwood store just six weeks ago. Sarom signed up to offer customers who bought from her store gift wrapping on one item.

“On the day our promotion was released, there were a lot more customers coming through the doors,” Sarom says.

Everflowers Collective

“I thought this was a great way to tell local customers that we were now in the area, being a brand new business.

“Also, any sort of promotion to draw more people to the street, particularly at this time of the year, does help.”

Norwood Payneham & St Peters’ Mayor Robert Bria says the advent calendar will help boost business among retailers doing it tough this year due to the pandemic.

“Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Council has been committed to supporting our business community — and we’re implementing a range of initiatives to achieve this,” Mayor Bria says.

“We’ve been working closely with local traders to give people every reason to shop local and support small businesses this Christmas — having more than 50 businesses involved in this initiative is a great response.”

The offers are redeemable from the day the door opens until Christmas Eve. People only have to visit the store and show the email to make use of the deals.

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