Easley continues Christmas events

EASLEY — The city of Easley has already started its holiday celebrations, and the festivities will only continue to ramp up this weekend.

It began on Nov. 24 with Small Business Saturday.

On that day, the Easley Downtown Business Association revealed the first installment of the collectible Downtown Easley Christmas ornament. The ornament is the first in a series of ornaments that will be offered annually and can be purchased for $10 from participating merchants.

Supplies are limited on the quality-made first edition ornament. In celebration of the release, many downtown businesses will extend their weekend hours every Friday and Saturday through Dec. 22. The extended hours for most merchants will be from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m.

This weekend, on Dec. 7 and 8, participating merchants with the Downtown Business Association, excluding restaurants, will offer a tax-free weekend, offering customers the chance to save 7 percent on top of other discounts offered by some of the downtown businesses.

The following weekend, Dec. 14-15, participating merchants will have “deal days” and will have special discounts for customers.