Spread the cheer throughout the holiday shopping season by spending locally

Spread the cheer by spending your holiday shopping, dining and leisure dollars locally throughout this holiday season.

When you shop Alabama, you support your friends and neighbors, you strengthen your local economy AND you invest in the vibrancy of your community.

Help Alabama businesses thrive. Local businesses, which give your community its special flair, have already begun their holiday promotions and deals. Don’t leave them off your list.

Join the Shop Alabama for the Holidays movement and share the hashtags #ShopAlabama and #KeepTheCheerHere during the 2021 holiday season.

>> Alabama Retail Association’s holiday shopping forecast

Looking to shop local, here are some upcoming holiday shopping events in Alabama:

Thursday, Dec. 2Mountain Brook Village Holiday Open House

5-7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2: After Hours Lantern Walk presented by the Downtown Selma Merchants, Broad Street, Selma

5-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3: Downtown Guntersville Merchants’ “Sip and Shop” #ShopGville

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4: Shop the Blocks, downtown Florala

4-8 p.m. Saturday, Dec 4: Downtown Lake Guntersville “Night Before Christmas” #ShopGville

Thursday, Dec. 9: English Village Sip N’ Stroll, Mountain Brook.

Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 11 and 12: Holly Days on Main Festival, 4550 Main St., Orange Beach. Fine arts, arts & crafts and retail vendors line Main Street for two days. Also includes a lighted boat parade, a Santa pub crawl and the stores in The Wharf Entertainment District.

5 – 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14: Prattville Main Street Christmas

5 – 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 16: Holiday Sip & Stroll, downtown Oneonta. Special store hours, seasonal sips and snacks and horse-drawn carriage rides.

Email us your events and we’ll add them here.

Originally posted at 9:45 a.m. Oct. 27, 2021