The Christmas season is beginning in Greencastle and the first event is the downtown merchants’ open house on Saturday, Nov. 4.  

Participants include Inner Beauty, Joyful Arts Studio, the Jewelry Shop, the shop, ELM Shoes, E.L.M. Department Store and Alternative Choices.

“The Greencastle open house hints of the upcoming special season,” according to Georgina Cranston, executive director of the Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce. “Enjoy our local shops, take your time among their offerings and start the season joyfully.”

Holiday activities continue with the tree-lighting ceremony on Friday, Nov. 17; Christmas parade on Saturday, Nov. 18; Small Business Saturday on Nov. 25; Heritage Christmas on Fridays, Dec. 1, 8 and 15; and the Heritage Christmas Home Tour on Dec. 10.