Douglas invites all to the Holiday Open House

DOUGLAS, GA (WALB) - Coming up on Sunday, November24, 2013, Holiday Open House will be held in downtown Douglas. Holiday OpenHouse is celebrated each year, the Sunday prior to Thanksgiving and givesshoppers an early glimpse of what to expect in home decorations and accents forthe holidays as well as an opportunity to preview wonderful gift selections.

"Many merchants have participated for the past 20 years by opening their doorson this particular Sunday, for shoppers and browsers to stop by to enjoyholiday music and refreshments", says Pattie Merritt, Main Street Coordinator."This year, we anticipate approximately ten local exhibitors to participateduring this event. Exhibitors will be located on the sidewalk of North PetersonAvenue, adjacent to the public parking lot. All exhibitors participating arepart of the Georgia initiatives "Georgia Made Georgia Grown" or "Eat Fresh EatLocal.""

Holiday Open House will also,for the first time, include "Santa's North Pole Plaza" for kids, which will bepresented by CHS Drama Club, under the direction of Lisa Tierney. The eventwill be held at Atkinson Plaza, corner of Ward Street and Peterson Avenue. Thejolly ole fellow himself, Santa, will make a guest appearance from 1pm-5pm.Children will have an opportunity to have their pictures taken with Santa for$5, which also includes a decorated photo frame, if they so choose.

Inaddition, parents can purchase an arm band for a child for $10. This armbandwill allow the child to partake in any or all of the following activities:making beaded Christmas bracelets, beaded crosses and candy canes, specialornaments, writing letters to Santa, and getting one of nine Christmas designspainted on his or her face.

The CHS Drama Club will also host a bake sale withhomemade goodies, hot chocolate, and a raffle ticket drawing for threedifferent gift baskets full of donations from downtown merchants. Raffletickets will be available for purchase the day of the event. All proceedscollected at the "Santa's North Pole Plaza" will benefit the CHS Drama clubwith future endeavors.

For moreinformation, call 912-384-5161.

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