Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

It's a Christmas Double Shot; Mary Old Time to Start Next Week

Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

It's a Christmas Double Shot; Mary Old Time to Start Next Week

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Byline: Arthur Gorrie Arthur.Gorrie@gympietimes.com

GYMPIE'S "Mary Christmas" night shopping event is shaping up to be big, bright and boisterous.

Judging by shopping crowds already pouring into the CBD, it will all be a joyous part of a busy and prosperous season.

The man behind it all, Mary St enthusiast and shopkeeper Tony Goodman, was delighted his little idea had grown into a monster celebration in only a couple of years.

Mr Goodman said it showed what could be achieved when you have "a great collaboration between traders and the Gympie Regional Council".

He said up to 45 shops, including cafes and pubs, would be part of the show on two big party nights for Gympie shoppers, next Wednesday and the Wednesday after that.

The events will start just when most shops are closing, about 5pm and the big shopping party will kick on until 9pm.

"This will be our third Mary Christmas event and the 9th and 10th time we've held a night street event," Mr Goodman said. …

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