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Forget reindeers, go on a road trip to this Christmas shop
If you're sick of buying mass-produced gifts at big department stores and want to support rural communities doing it tough, take a road trip to the Burnett Christmas Pop Up Shop and your Santa list will be sorted. Step one in smashing your Santa shopping is to 'like' the Burnett Christmas Facebook page. The range of exquisite hand made, homegrown, up-cycled and recycled items reflecting the amount of talent in this region is astounding. There are clothes, handbags, jewellery and accessories, home decor, food, art and so much more.
Following the success of the first pop up shop in 2019, Central Burnett Landcare is again sponsoring the 2020 Burnett Christmas Pop-Up Shop. There will be over 60 exhibitors showing off their locally made products for 10 days of Christmas shopping The shop is run by a team of volunteers and Burnett Christmas takes no commission, with all sales going back to the exhibitor. That's money directly into the pockets of rural families who have seen a lot of hard days recently.
Why not plan a road trip? The kids will be out of school and you could stay a night... or two and explore the area. I'm planning to do just that and my list of things to see and do just keeps getting longer. The region includes towns such as Monto, Eidsvold, Mundubbera, Gayndah, Biggenden and Mt Perry. There's the Cania Gorge National Park which has a fabulous family-friendly caravan park (it's a Big4, so enough said on that). Then I want to see the newly unveiled 'Three Moon Silo Art' project which sees Monto joining the famous painted silo art trail. Gayndah lays claim to being the citrus capital of Queensland and there are many other places to visit.
We all know that shopping local helps local economies grow and provides the little extras for families in drought-affected communities. So get out of the city, come and have a look at the pop-up shop and then explore all this beautiful region has to offer. The Christmas Pop Up Shop is open from the 2nd - 12th December 2020 and you can find them in the old Furniture Court building, at 63 Lyons St, Mundubbera. It's the big blue building next door to the Post Office, you can't miss it.