Over this past weekend, Sat., Nov. 12 and Sun., Nov. 13, Denton hosted its annual Holiday Open House. This holiday shopping extravaganza tradition extends more than 20 years in Denton and many residents came out and shopped to their heart’s content.
With more than 40 local stores and restaurants, the Holiday Open House offered a variety of experiences for everyone. Local favorites such as Serendipity on the Square, Palm Tree Boutique, A Creative Art Studio, Pizza Snob, Beth Marie’s and Harvest House were all open for customers to either get gifts for the holidays or to stop in and get a bite to eat. People strolled through the streets of the Square and beyond.
As Denton is a unique place to live and work, many stores offered their one-of-a-kind merchandise such as clothing, art, music and much more. Shops and restaurants were decked out in holiday décor; there were special sales for consumers, and many vendors offered special drawings for the chance to win some great prizes.
Denton’s Holiday Open House was created as a way for people to get ahead of the holiday hustle and bustle of December shopping and to enjoy getting gifts for their family and friends. After Thanksgiving, chain stores and malls are packed with people
trying to get the “perfect gift,” which can be troublesome to people who know which gifts they want and want to go into a store, buy their presents, and get out. The Denton Holiday Open House offers customers a chance to go into shops and restaurants that either sell cute gifts or offer delicious food without being swarmed by hordes of people.