The Garberville-Redway Area Chamber of Commerce is promoting the holiday Arts Alive! Friday, Dec. 7. The Chamber encourages everyone to shop locally this holiday season.

Hal Lepoff and Nancy Lewis will have second-grade carolers in town from 12:45 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Santa will be under the town clock and Katelynn and Felicia Glover will be offering free photos with Santa and free family photos. In exchange for proof of shopping local on Friday the Chamber will print your picture for free.

The Chamber is also offering free gift wrapping for any gift bought locally this holiday season. Participants can also enter to win $50 in town bucks through our passport contest, just visit these participating business to be eligible.

o Emerald Technologies - Geometricks Art by Jackie

o SHC

o Flavors

o Humboldt Hunnies - Sculpture by Julie Byers

o Sequoia Steak & Pub

o Boot Leg

o Jacob Garber Square - Little Redwoods Preschoolers Art & Bake sale

o Treats

oParadise Grill - Ellie Stahl

o Blue Moon - Simone Whipple

o Garberville Realty - Pretty Good Painters

o Chevron

o Cadillac Wok

o King Range Books

o The Stonery - Wood Crafts by Bob Ewing

o Physical Graffiti Tattoo

o Earp 76 & Subway - Allison will be doing street portraits

o Sweet Grass

And more businesses and organizations are still signing up. Full lists will be available at participating businesses and the Chamber of Commerce on Friday. Stores will be offering sales and specials throughout the day with Arts Alive kicking off at 4 p.m.

Pick up handmade, one-of-a-kind gifts for that special person in your life from local craftsmen.

Join in the fun and sing-a-long with the Christmas carolers. Bring the whole family to town and enjoy shopping and the holiday spirit.

Remember to support your local businesses during this very busy time of year.