By Holly Mayfield
Raton MainStreet continues it Holiday Celebration tradition on Saturday, November 25th, with a Window Decorating contest, extended hours, Receipt Saver Program, Tree Lighting and Festival of Lights. This year the theme is “Christmas Around The World”.
The first event is the Window Decorating contest of the downtown businesses storefronts. Families, groups and organizations can adopt a downtown business to show their community pride and holiday spirit. If you are interested please call Raton MainStreet at 575-445-2052. The windows need to be decorated by Friday, November 24th.
The Receipt Saver Program kicks off on Saturday, November 25th. Shop at local businesses and save your receipts for all purchases during the promotion dates of November 24th through December 31st. For every $50.00 that is spent you will receive one raffle ticket for a chance to win a great prize. There will be two opportunities to earn double and triple receipt values. For example: if the receipt is for $50.00 you will receive a double voucher making the receipt worth $100.00. To receive double points shop on Friday nights, November 24th through December 23rd, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Another way to receive double points is to listen to KRTN Radio for the Receipt Saver Business of the Day, then shop at that business, that day, and let them know that you heard their business announced on KRTN Radio. On Saturday, November 25th anyone shopping from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm will receive triple value. Receipts will be totaled by Raton MainStreet on January 4th.
Make sure to attend the Tree Lighting in Ripley Park at 5:00 pm on Saturday, November 25th. Then move over to Historic 1st Street for the Festival of Lights at 5:15 pm. Festival of Lights is a non-moving parade of floats decorated for the Christmas Holiday on Historic 1st Street between Rio Grande Ave. and Clark Ave. Prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd best float. Street lights will be off from 5:15pm to 7:00pm. If you would like to participate complete the parade entry form from Raton MainStreet.