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Today (1st December), Visit Isle of Wight (VIOW) launched its new digital Advent calendar with a sleigh-load of local Isle of Wight gifts and experiences on offer in the countdown to Christmas.

The whimsical calendar is made up of 24 winter wonderland beach huts with a virtual “door” for eager gift buyers to open each day. Hidden behind each one is a Christmas cracker of a gift to purchase from a different Island business. Some gifts are experiences only available on the Island, whereas others are items that can be posted out from local business in plenty of time to be wrapped and put under the tree.

The enchanting calendar kicked-off today with the opportunity to purchase an Isle of Wight Steam Railway ‘Footplate Experience’ and will continue with Island gifts galore to suit all needs and budgets every day until 24th December.

David Thornton, CEO, Visit Isle of Wight said: “We know that many of our visitors love to purchase local products when they’re on the Island. Our digital advent calendar is a fun, festive opportunity to encourage people to enjoy Isle of Wight experiences and gifts in 2016.


For more information, contact Sue Emmerson, Visit Isle of Wight, tel. 01983 521555, ext 29, sue@visitwight.org