After the tree lighting, head into the Cordova Center for the Annual Bidarki 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.
Hometown Holiday Kick-off
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 and the hard work of Cordova Electric Cooperative hanging the lights, our tree will shine like never before!
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 be eligible for the contest.
3 – The public will vote for their favorites. Voting form is available here: Vote For Your Favorite Lamp Post – Google Forms
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.
Moonlight Madness & Holiday Bazaar
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. This year we have Cordova Cash so you can be sure to Shop Cordova First this holiday season and do your shopping with your local merchants who support your community!
Join in the holiday shopping fun on the following Friday evenings from 6-9pm, unless otherwise noted:
Check back for updates as more local businesses join the shopping fun!
- AC Value Center
- Ace Hardware
- Camtu Center
- Copper River Fleece
- Cordova Gear
- Cordova Museum & Gift Shop
- Cordova Telecom & Wireless
- Ilanka Cultural Center
- Laura’s Liquor Shoppe
- Nichols Front Door – Open regular hours with moonlight specials during the day
- Seafood Sales
- Seaman’s Hardware
- Seaside Salon
- Sue’s Knives & More
- The Net Loft
- The Powder House
Bidarki Holiday Bazaar
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.