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Extended hours, sales highlight holiday shopping in Royal Oak

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The "Wonder Window," featuring prizes provided by Royal Oak retailers The "Wonder Window," featuring prizes provided by Royal Oak retailers
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The holiday shopping season is underway in Royal Oak. The events feature extended hours, special sales and offers, giveaways and more. Business were open until midnight as part of the kick-off event last week.

The city is sponsoring multiple events throughout the next few weeks leading up to the holidays. Below you can find a list of those events in a news release from the city.

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ROYAL OAK, October 29, 2013 - The Royal Oak Association of Retailers (ROAR) wants the public to know that '"Its a Wonderful Season in Royal Oak" and has created a series of holiday events centered on Downtown Royal Oak to showcase just that.

Beginning November 15th, businesses throughout Downtown Royal Oak will take part in the inaugural "It's a Wonderful Season in Royal Oak"  with extended hours, sales, special offers, giveaways and more. The events are presented by ROAR in partnership with the Royal Oak Downtown Development Association and Royal Oak Restaurant Association.

"This holiday season we want to spotlight and emphasize all that Downtown Royal Oak has to offer from shopping to dining to entertainment," said Gary Baglio, President of ROAR and owner of Five 15 Media Mojo & More in Royal Oak. "There's something for everyone in store during 'It's a Wonderful Season in Royal Oak' and we encourage people to make Royal Oak a destination during the holidays and support our local businesses."  

EVENTS INCLUDE:
Wonder Window
The Wonder Window, located at Write Impressions (407 S Washington Ave.), will feature dozens of prizes provided by Royal Oak retailers, restaurants and salon. Beginning November 15th, when the Wonder Window will be revealed, through the holiday season, shoppers that spend $50 or more at participating retailers will automatically be entered into a drawing to win contents from the window. 

Kids Eat Free
Sundays, Nov. 24 - Dec. 29
Kids dine free on Sundays at more than 15 area restaurants.  For a list of participating restaurants, visit www.ROAREvents.info.
 
Shop Local Saturday
Saturday, Nov. 30
The Saturday following Black Friday, often referred to as "Small Business Saturday," is an opportunity to discover the numerous independent retailers in Downtown Royal Oak and support small business owners by keeping shopping dollars here locally.

Trolleys, Treasures & Tunes Farmers Market Holiday Sampler

Wednesday, Dec. 11 - 6:00 p.m.
Bring the whole family to the Royal Oak Farmers Market for a special evening filled with live music, great food, holiday gifts and more. A gathering of Metro Detroit's most popular food trucks will be setting up outside the Royal Oak Farmers Market and Downtown Royal Oak retailers will set up shop inside the market for an exclusive shopping extravaganza.

For a complete list of events and more information, visit www.roarevents.info

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