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Countdown to Christmas begins for local shops

By WKTV News

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - The countdown to Christmas has begun for local shops.

The Shoppes at the Finish Line in Utica held their "Countdown to Christmas," Saturday, on Court St.

People in attendance were able to receive a caricature of themselves, get their face painted, take a picture with Santa, or even go caroling.

Local vendors, raffles, and even a psychic were all present at the event.

People who donated a non-perishable food item for Old St. John's Food Pantry or a toy for needy children received a 20% discount over shop items.

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