The Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce (DACC) is partnering with Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum to offer a weekend of festivities Friday through Sunday, Nov. 9-11.

The Decorah-All Decked Out weekend centers on a variety of activities to celebrate the beginning of the holiday season.

"We are excited to have the opportunity to partner with the efforts of the Deck the Tables committee. These ladies have worked hard to create a wonderful weekend and we saw their vision extending to the retail and restaurant sectors." Nikki Brevig, DACC executive director said.

"We've provided a resource to bring the groups together and further promote the weekend full of activities. We're looking forward to a wonderful weekend."

The DACC retail committee agreed to partner on the event and retailers are offering events and sales in their stores. Many restaurants have also gotten on board to offer specials for the weekend. A complete listing of all the participating merchants and their specials can be found online at

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Decorah - All Decked Out is just the beginning of the holiday season in the Decorah area, according to Brevig.

Holiday Open House kicks off Thursday, Nov. 18 and runs through Sunday. Retailers will again be offering incentives for shoppers, with the Christmas Holiday Giveaway.

When shoppers spend $25 o more at participating merchants, they can enter to win one of five prizes given away every Friday beginning Nov. 23. Each basket contains items and gift certificates provided by the participating merchants. Fidelity Bank has also contributed $100 in Chamber Dollars to each of the five baskets and Sim's TV and Electronics has donated a 32" Sony TV that will be given away Wednesday, Dec. 26.