CLARION – The Clarion Area Chamber of Business & Industry invites the community to celebrate the 2017 holiday season with Customer Appreciation Day and the following holiday events:

• Customer Appreciation Day — Start off the holiday shopping season with Customer Appreciation Day on Monday, Nov. 20. Businesses in downtown Clarion will be offering special sales and promotions for their customers throughout the day. Many of these sales will be “one-day-only,” so you do not want to miss this opportunity to score great deals at your favorite local businesses. For a complete listing of participating businesses and promotions, pick up the 2017 holiday brochure at the Clarion Area Chamber, 650 Main Street, Clarion, PA 16214.

• Christmas Parade — Celebrate the holidays with us at the annual Christmas Parade! Line up for the parade will begin at 6 p.m. at the Northwest Savings Bank parking lot with the parade stepping off at 6:30 p.m. The parade will head down Main Street, ending at Fifth Avenue. All parade entries are welcome. The categories of entries include marching bands, musical/instrumental groups, color guard, novelty/specialty groups, drill teams, non-profit service organization or groups, equestrian and/or animal groups, Scout troops, floats, VIPs, dignitaries, celebrities and gymnastic groups. Registration is free. To register an entry for the parade or for more information, visit under Events or contact the Clarion Area Chamber at (814) 226-9161.

Stop by the Chamber Office on Monday, Nov. 20 beginning at 4:30 p.m. to pick up free stockings for the first 100 local children, filled with goodies compliments of the Clarion Area Chamber of Business & Industry and the Clarion Area Business Community. Then before and after the parade, stop by several other businesses to pick up even more goodies they will have for you. The list of participating locations will be included with the stockings.

Immediately following the parade at the Clarion Area Chamber Office from 7 to 8:30 p.m., there will be an opportunity for a photo with Santa Claus!

• American Express Small Business Saturday — Saturday, Nov. 25, promises to be a day filled with excitement as the Clarion community celebrates the American Express Small Business Saturday with great sales and two awesome chances to win.

“Shop small” this holiday season by supporting your local businesses and merchants on Small Business Saturday! Customers will find great deals and special promotions at various Clarion area businesses. Stop by the Clarion Area Chamber office along Main Street between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. for a special giveaway for Clarion shoppers. Play Plinko for your chance to win coupons to save money while shopping in your favorite local stores.

Free parking will be available for Clarion shoppers on Nov. 20 and 25, and Nov. 27 through Dec. 26. And don’t forget to drop off your letters to Santa in the big mailbox located at Clarion Area Chamber office at 650 Main Street in Clarion.

For more information on these events, contact the Clarion Area Chamber office at (814) 226-9161 or email

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