The Newcomerstown Chamber of Commerce is asking for Newcomerstown area businesses take part in a special Holiday Open House on Saturday, Nov. 24 from 4 to 8 p.m. which is the same night as the Newcomerstown Chamber of Commerce's annual Christmas Parade through downtown.

(The parade line-up starts at 4 p.m. and moves at 5 p.m.)

The Chamber is asking businesses to stay open later to accommodate visitors from the parade to come into their shops as part of the kick-off to the holiday season.

The Chamber is also promoting its "Shop Happy, Shop Locally" campaign so make sure to look for the logo at each Chamber member's place of business.

The Chamber is encouraging residents spend their money locally. To learn more about the Newcomerstown Chamber of Commerce, call 498-7244.