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Downtown Business Association is getting ready for Christmas

Extra decorations are to be put out downtown Estevan this year.
Estevan DBA Christmas decorations
Festive boxes, covering up the planters, are part of new decorations on Fourth Street.

ESTEVAN - The Downtown Business Association has agreed to take an extra step, decorating Fourth Street for this holiday season. Residents could already notice big gift boxes that appear in front of city hall and numerous businesses.

The colourful boxes were built by Estevan Diversified Services and decorated by Jewels and Jems Furniture Redesigns – one of the downtown businesses.

“We were wondering what we could do with the planters that are there. We first talked about putting Christmas trees and decorating them up. And then we decided why couldn't we just put something over top and make them look like big gifts,” said Downtown Business Association president Laurel Buck.

The association is also hoping to have garland lit around the posts on Fourth, which would be paid for by Business Improvement District, so it looks even more festive and cozy. Individual businesses also plan on decorating storefronts and windows, if time permits, to ensure it looks Christmassy.

“We're excited to be doing something a little different. And we're looking forward to having tons of people come down, spend some time, do some shopping and enjoy themselves,” Buck said.

All the decorations are planned to be up by Dec. 11 and will be in place throughout the holiday season.

This year will pave the way for further downtown enhancements, and every new season they plan to keep adding and making downtown more and more beautiful and welcoming.