Yachats Rolls Out the Red and Green Carpet for Community-wide Holiday Open House!
Area merchants host Santa Claus, food and toy drive, free activities, and shopping specials on Small Business Saturday!
Dozens of businesses across Yachats are hosting a Holiday Open House on Saturday, November 30 from 8am to 8pm. Shopkeepers have a variety of activities planned from photos with Santa—11am – 2pm, his first stop in Yachats this year—to free arts and crafts activities and wine and food tastings throughout the day. They will also be accepting donations for the Yachats Food Bank and a community toy drive. Shoppers can take advantage of discounts, specials, give-aways, and the third annual Yachats Shoppers’ Raffle. Visit yachats.org/YachatsWinterCelebration2013.html for a complete list of participating businesses, events, and hours.
Vicky Prince, owner of Ya-Hots Video Country store, initiated the open house idea, “Yachats’ population is less than 700, but we offer an amazing array of goods and services. Merchants around town wanted to encourage ongoing local support for our businesses, and I thought, why not have a friendly, community-focused event, inviting our neighbors into our stores, so they can see all that’s available firsthand?” Prince added that the group plans to make this an annual event.
The business owners chose Saturday, November 30 for the open house, because nationwide the date is known as Small Business Saturday, a day to rally people to visit local businesses. The group is also working with Buy Local Lincoln County, which is currently offering free 12-month individual memberships. Several participating businesses offer discounts and bonuses to Buy Local members. Visit BuyLocalLincolnCounty.org for more info.