Join the Cordova Chamber of Commerce on Main Street in front of the Cordova Center or via live stream from home to share some holiday cheer while singing carols and watching Santa light the Big Tree Lighting at Cordova’s Hometown Holiday Kick-off. With all-new upgraded lights sponsored by Ace Hardware in 2020 and the hard work of Cordova Electric Cooperative hanging the lights year after year, our tree will shine like never before!
After the tree lighting, head to the Annual Holiday Bazaar to find great handcrafts and local vendors who have just the right thing for your Christmas shopping list. Then, stroll around our local retailers to enjoy Moonlight Madness late-night shopping that night and every Friday night in December leading up to Christmas.
We love seeing Cordova businesses SHINE, especially during the holiday season! That’s why we are hosting Cordova’s annual Holiday Lamp Post Decorating Contest. Here’s how it works:
1 – Businesses or individuals can contact Christi at the Chamber by December 1st to reserve your lamp post and provide a couple of sentences about your business or your pole design which will be included on the online voting form.
2 – Lamp Post should be decorated by December 4th to ensure they are part of early voting.
3 – The public will vote for their favorites. Voting form will be available after all posts are decorated.
Everyone is eligible to vote for their favorite lamp post in several categories, so load up the car or take a stroll down Main Street to enjoy the decorations. Then click the button to cast your votes! Not able to leave home to see the lights in person? No problem. We’ll include photos of each lamp post on the online voting form.
The merchants of Cordova get a bit of “Moonlight Madness” this time of year and keep late hours on the Friday nights before Christmas to give Cordovans extra chances to find that perfect gift. Shop Cordova First this holiday season and do your shopping with your local merchants who support your community! Join in the holiday shopping fun every Friday evening in December from 6-9pm, unless otherwise noted.
**2021 Holiday Bazaar details are coming soon. For questions, email Christi Banks at email@example.com
Purchase one of a kind gifts for friends and family; support local businesses and fundraising organizations; and SHOP CORDOVA FIRST at this annual artisan and vendor market hosted by the City of Cordova Parks & Recreation Department.
Shop Cordova First Passports & Cordova Cash
Shopping Local is Rewarding!
Not only do you get a good feeling knowing you are supporting Cordova’s hard-working local businesses, but now you can win fun prizes as well! Carry around one of these handy booklets throughout the holiday season, and get a stamp for each local retail purchase you make. Then turn the Passport in to the Chamber by January 1st, and you could be a WINNER! For every $20 worth of local spending in your Passport, you’ll get an entry to win an awesome prize.
This year there will be a separate box inside the passports where you can check if Cordova Cash was used for the purchase. Cordova Cash purchases are eligible purchases for the passports. Click here to learn more about Cordova Cash.
Shop Cordova First Passports will be distributed at the Chamber office during normal business hours (Mon-Fri 10am-3pm), at the Bidarki Holiday Bazaar December 4th, 11th, 12th 18th & 19th, and at many local businesses.