Christmas Gift Card competition launched

The Win Your Dream Christmas competition is giving people the chance to win a £1,000 East Lothian Gift Card and to enjoy all of their favourite things this festive season.

New research shows that our favourite thing about Christmas is the festive atmosphere, with 40 per cent of people saying it’s what they love most about the festive season.

The East Lothian Gift Card, part of the Town & City Gift Card concept, launched in East Lothian in December 2018 and can be spent in over 130 local businesses including shops, restaurants and attractions, giving people an easy way to support local businesses.

According to the research from Town & City Gift Cards, our second favourite thing about Christmas is festive events and activities, with 33 per cent of people opting for this. Fifteen per cent of people said their favourite thing is the presents and for 12 per cent, it’s the Christmas food and drink. 

Councillor John McMillan, East Lothian Council’s spokesperson for Environment, Economic Development and Tourism, said: “We all have a different idea of a dream Christmas. For some it’s cooking up a storm and having the whole family over and for others it’s going out to eat and not having to do a thing. Whether it’s big nights out or cosy nights at home, the Win Your Dream Christmas competition is a chance for someone to have a really magical Christmas without worrying about the cost, courtesy of a £1,000 East Lothian Gift Card. There is so much happening in East Lothian this Christmas and the competition is a great reminder of the fantastic businesses we’re lucky enough to call our own.”

Colin Munro is the managing director of Miconex, founders of the Town & City Gift Card concept. He says support for local businesses is higher than ever: “Over 98 per cent of people in our 2023 survey said they’re keen to support local businesses this Christmas and 87 per cent said they support local businesses to help keep them open.  Eighty nine per cent plan to buy at least one gift card this Christmas, and the East Lothian one not only offers support for local businesses, it offers the widest choice too.”

The Win Your Dream Christmas competition closes on Friday 8 December. Enter the competition free by telling us what your dream Christmas looks like at: 

Of course, the East Lothian Gift Card is a fantastic gift for all the family too. Find out more, buy your card and see the many great venues where you or your loved ones can spend the card by visiting the website. 

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