The Astoria Downtown Historic District Association will hold a holiday shopping season kickoff Friday through Sunday.
The first event is Plaid Friday, when shoppers are encouraged to wear plaid and shop local as an alternative to Black Friday. Select downtown businesses will be giving raffle tickets to customers for a downtown shopping spree. Those who shop at three or more participating stores will earn a reusable canvas shopping bag. For a full list of participating businesses, visit http://tinyurl.com/y8y69elc
The winner of the raffle will be announced during the downtown holiday lighting in front of the Liberty Theater at 12th and Commercial streets 5:30 p.m. Saturday.