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Hollydays starts Friday 
in downtown DeKalb

DeKALB – Stores in downtown DeKalb will stay open until 9 p.m. Friday to give shoppers a sneak peek at their holiday sales.

The later hours kick off ­Hollydays, which are presented by National Bank & Trust and Celebrate Downtown, according to a news release. Stores are expected to have specials and incentives throughout the weekend.

Santa will visit Nov. 29. The Egyptian Theatre will have cookies, cocoa and caroling at 6 p.m., and Santa will arrive at 7 p.m. Santa will be available for children’s visits in his house in the Van Buer Plaza at Second and Locust streets until 8 p.m.

Free horse-drawn carriage rides will be available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays in December. They leave from the DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St.

Santa’s House also will be open to visitors from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays in December.

For more information or for a calendar of Hollydays events, visit renew­dekalb.com or call 815-748-7788.

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