You don't have to travel too far to get some great holiday deals this weekend. During the Christmas Open House in El Dorado, Ark., shoppers will receive a "passport" from participating businesses as part of a national promotion leading up to Shop Small Saturday on November 25.

Main Street El Dorado is partnering with American Express for the campaign, which encourages citizens to shop small businesses in local communities.
Customers who make purchases between now and the 25th at participating downtown businesses and have their "passports" stamped in eight designated areas will have the opportunity to enter a drawing to win a prize pack containing the 2017 El Dorado Christmas ornament, cash, a gasoline card, tickets to holiday concerts featuring Home Free and Phil Vassar and Kellie Pickler in the Murphy Arts District, and a charm bracelet with a MAD charm from Murphy-Pitard Jewelers — all valued at more than $800. The drawing will be held on Monday, November 27.

On Shop Small Saturday, Main Street El Dorado will set up a gift-wrapping service on the lawn of the Union County Courthouse. The service will be free to shoppers who make at least two purchases in downtown shops and restaurants on Black Friday or Shop Small Saturday. Shoppers must present "passports" stamped in two areas in order to use the free service. Others who would like to use the service will be asked for a donation, based on size and choice of bow. In the event of inclement weather, the gift-wrapping service will be moved inside The Spot.

Downtown El Dorado is now all lit up and decorated for the holidays in the historic Union Square District.