Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island 2023 Holiday Guide

I know I write this all the time, but seriously, where does the time go?

It seems to just fly by faster now. Another year is right around the corner.

Everyone seems to be working harder to pay their bills, which seem to get higher and higher in price. The good thing is we are all still here and ready to do business. And that’s always something to celebrate!

That’s why at the end of each year, we publish our annual Biz X Awards edition.

We aim to recognize the leading businesses, organizations, professionals and events locally in the region that are doing a great job. And we know our nominee list for 2023 will impress you once again, as usual.

We hope you can support our nominees, along with our advertisers, as it is important to support local so that we have a strong community, work force, and lots of unique choices for goods and services.

The November/December issue not only pays tribute to our picture anniversary (year 26) and award nominees as I just mentioned — but it is also our holiday book.

In The Parenting Biz section you will learn about all kinds of upcoming events your family may wish to attend. As well, I want to fill you in on a great guide to local holiday shopping in-person and online options.

Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island (TWEPI) has launched their fifth annual Holiday Gift Guide. It features 32 pages packed with 300+ artisans, makers, retail locations and small businesses, including 45% that are brand new, to be featured in the yearly publication.

This year’s guide is delivered by Canada Post to 75,000 Windsor Essex homes. Print editions can also be picked up at locally-sourced retail stores, the Tourism Windsor Essex office or information kiosks, or a digital edition of the Holiday Gift Guide is available on the website noted above.

In addition to the shopping ideas, TWEPI also features its own Holiday Event Guide and a large list of festive entertainment to add to your calendar this season. Readers can also flip through locally sourced recipes, tips for New Year’s Eve fun, a Barrels Bottles & Brews Trail craft brews, and spirits guide, local wine pairing ideas and more.

So shop, eat and enjoy local this holiday season — whether it be a purchase of an actual product for a gift, a takeout order from a restaurant, attending an event, or perhaps taking an art class or music lesson for a unique experience.

Happy spending and Happy New Year to all our readers, advertisers, suppliers, friends and families. May 2024 be your best year yet!