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Event: Downtown Christmas Open House

Date: Friday, 12-1-2017 at 5:00 PM to Friday, 12-1-2017 at 9:00 PM

Location: Downtown Cape Girardeau

Cost: Free

Contact: Old Town Cape at 573-334-8085 or website

Description: Stroll historic downtown Cape Girardeau as carolers fill the air with holiday melodies and festively decorated shops are open late into the evening with seasonal specialties.  This family-friendly event includes a special activity planned just for the kids, and you can enter to win a downtown shopping spree!  The Downtown Christmas Open House takes place Friday December 1 from 5 - 9 p.m. and Saturday December 2 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

December 1st from 5pm-9pm -  Enjoy pictures with Santa in his workshop, sponsored by the Cape Noon Optimist Club at 32 N. Main Street.

December 2nd from 10am-5pm  -  Journey to Whoville and meet the Grinch!  Hosted by Catapult Creative House at 612 Broadway

Enter to win on of TWO $500 Downtown Cape Shopping Sprees! Stop by Hutson's Fine Furniture or Catapult Creative House Friday and Saturday for a book of raffle tickets, and enter to win at any of the participating businesses: Annie-Em's at Home, Annie Laurie's, Atelier, Bloom Studio & Gifts, C.P. McGinty Jewelers, Cup 'n Cork, Hutson's Fine Furniture, The Indie House, Jayson Jewelers Ltd., Minglewood Brewery, Pastimes Antiques,Perfect Fit Bra Boutique, Port Cape Girardeau, Rust & Martin Interiors, Stash, Socials Cafe & Coffeehouse, Sugar Chic Creamery, Sweet Designs Boutique, The Red House, the room. Hair Design Studio, Threadz, Zickfield's Jewelry & Gifts.