The Augusta Road Business Association (ARBA) will kick off the season with Holiday Open House on Sunday, November 19 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Holiday Open House was created in the 1980’s by the first Augusta Road Business Association members It continues each year making Augusta Road the place where families experience the beginning of the Christmas season. Holiday Open House takes place each year the Sunday before thanksgiving. On Sunday, November 19 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. with participating businesses hosting special events to celebrate the upcoming holidays. Shoppers can get in the holiday spirit with a visit from Santa, music, carriage rides, hot cocoa, door prizes, holiday treats, special gift ideas for Christmas and much more. It is a fun day for all ages.
The Annual Holiday Open House Instagram contest will be going on during Holiday Open House. Post photos on Instagram of our Augusta Road Elf, who will be making special appearances during HOH. While at the events snap a pic with our Elf and tag @onlyonaugusta and #hohonaugusta2017 to win over $500 of gift certificates to businesses along Augusta Street.
ARBA also celebrates this kickoff each year by helping a fellow Augusta Road organization. Participating ARBA members will be setting out donation collection boxes at each participating business during Holiday Open House to help The Samaritan House. The Samaritan House provides residents in the Augusta Road area with help by coordinating the solicitation, collection, organization, management and distribution of food and clothing to those in need. For a list of current items needed please visit http://www.thesamaritanhous.org/