Downtown Duncan merchants are preparing for the annual Holiday Stroll event that will take over Main Street on Saturday.

The annual event that aims to kick of the holiday shopping season is scheduled from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20 and will ring in the 35th year of downtown merchants participating.

The annual tradition is a favorite amongst the retail business owners and those in the community, according to Main Street Executive Director Destiny Ahlfenger.  Families and visitors from out of town fill downtown Duncan for this historic event, she said, and many of the downtown retailers will offer discounted shopping, door prizes or giveaways, new merchandise for the shoppers during the stroll, and surprises inside each store. 

Craft vendors and other non-profit organizations will be setup on the sidewalks to sell their goods or pass out free materials to those passing by to shop. From homemade baked goods to a the hottest trends, holiday stroll has something everyone will appreciate at any age, according to Main Street Duncan Board Member Tara Harper.

“The holiday stroll is the retail event of the season for downtown Duncan,” Harper said, “and something we’ve enjoyed doing with friends and family for years. The stores offer something new, fun games, and a great selection of food.”

With many new stores opening across downtown, shoppers will have an even greater selection of items to choose from Saturday. 

Just a few of the many, many deals offered downtown on Saturday are JuStuff Surplus offering everyone who makes a purchase to be entered into a drawing for a recliner value at approximately $300. The Ginger Jar will offer free gift with purchase while supplies last. Branded Apparel will offer drinks, discounts and door prizes for the first few lucky customers while supplies last. The Prairie Rose Boutique will draw for discount and the first 20 people will receive gift with purchases over $25. Additionally, The Palace Theater will be open offering two movies that evening during the stroll. 

“Santa will stroll from store-to-store till 7 p.m., “ Ahlfenger said, “and we’ll also have a window display contest; the winner will be announced before the Christmas Parade on Dec. 4  at 3 p.m.”

For more information about the Holiday Stroll, contact the office at 580-252-8696 or by email to mainstreetduncan@sbcglobal.net. 

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