The Madras Downtown Association is sponsoring a "Miracle on Fifth Street" holiday event to encourage people to shop locally, while raising funds for charitable organizations.
The First Thursday Christmas Celebration will be held from 5-7 p.m., Dec. 6, as a downtown open house with holiday specials and activities.
Each shop will decorate a Christmas tree and choose a charitable organization to sponsor.
Shoppers will be able to vote for their favorite trees with money contributions, which will be donated to the tree's designated charity. The donations will run through Jan. 3.