Holiday Tinsel & Treasures
Q: What is the Holiday Tinsel and Treasures Event?
A: This is an event to get us all into the holiday spirit and kick off early Christmas shopping right here in Gallatin! For over 50 years, Tinsel & Treasures, known as Gallatin's annual retail merchant Christmas open house, has been a huge event for our local retailers, helping shoppers spend their first holiday dollars close to home.
Q: When is Holiday Tinsel and Treasures Weekend?
A: This event always takes place during the second weekend of November. This year those dates are Friday, November 10th from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday, November 11th from 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM and Sunday, November 12th from 12:00 PM until 5:00 PM
Q: What is the cost to be a participating retailer during Holiday Tinsel and Treasures?
A: There is zero cost to participate for our chamber members thanks to our generous local sponsors.
-If you are not a member, the cost is $50.00.
Q: What do I get as a participating business?
A: We provide you with a yard sign to advertise your participation, a listing on the Gallatin Area Chamber of Commerce online calendar, group newspaper advertisements, posters to advertise in your business, recognition on social media, and a feature on the Tinsel & Treasures shopping pass. Help us help you by encouraging other retailers to participate!
The deadline to be guaranteed in marketing and advertising materials is Friday, October 6, 2023.
Q: What is expected from participating businesses?
A: We ask that you open your place of business all THREE days during the hours listed above, participate in handing out shopping passes, collect completed shopping passes in the box we will provide to you, hang up advertising posters where they are visible to your guests, and market the event on your own websites and social media pages. We also ask that you return the following items to the Gallatin Chamber office no later than Wednesday November 8th before 4:00 PM: Completed shopping passes, yard signage, and the provided shopping pass collection box.
We also encourage you to decorate for the holidays, play holiday music, and serve refreshments if you choose.
Q: Do I need to provide anything in order to participate?
A: We ask that you provide two $25 dollar gift certificates. The giftcards will be given to two passholders, chosen at random, as part of a shopping spree giveaway bundle. Once all passes have been turned in, the Gallatin Area Chamber of Commerce team will select at random the winners. This guarantees a return to your business and most likely a sale over the certificate amount.
Q: Who do I contact to participate or for more information?
A: To participate, please fill out the application below.
For all other questions please reach out to the Gallatin Area Chamber of Commerce - 615.452.4000 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Please mail checks to:
Gallatin Area Chamber of Commerce
118 West Main Street
Gallatin, Tennessee 37066