Santa's little helpers are getting some extra help this month to get that holiday shopping finished.
Friday night kicked off twilight shopping in Staunton.
Certain stores will keep their doors open later on Friday nights in December.
Many of them even have entertainment for your little ones while you shop.
It's an effort some store owners hope would happen more than just during the holiday season.
"I think in order to compete with the malls and Walmart and other chains, we really have to band together," said Celebrate owner Angela Alltop. "Even though we are all independent, we have to stick together and do things that make us a desirable place to come."
Participating downtown stores will host a holiday open house this Sunday --- in addition to being open until eight every Friday night in December.