CHRISTMAS Shopping can be a daunting task for some.
That's exactly why Dot and Frankie owner Carly Flecknoe decided to create a relaxed Christmas shopping night - for residents living locally to come and enjoy the experience at a time that is generally not overly busy at the popular tourist spot.
With a range of businesses and market stall holders opening their doors late on Thursday, December 3 - Mrs Flecknoe hoped the event would grow each year.
"Late night shopping in bigger areas is pretty standard," she said.
"The opportunity to do a bit of late-night shopping isn't something we can always access because of the 9-5 workday a lot of people do.
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"You see a lot of Christmas presents purchased online because of the ability not to visit stores.
"At the moment there is a big push on supporting local, support Australian after everything that has happened with COVID-19."
Mrs Flecknoe said the concept of the shopping night was to give people the opportunity to visit Halls Gap after work.
"We're aiming for a nice celebratory atmosphere," she said.
"They're stores with certain discounts and a gift wrapping station and market stalls outside.
"We would love to see more Halls Gap businesses get on board for next year."
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