Osakis residents are being encouraged to shop local this holiday season – and have fun along the way.

The Osakis Chamber of Commerce's “Shopping Local for the Holidays” event take place in downtown Osakis Thursday, Dec. 5 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Along with the later shopping hours, the event will include a third annual chili cook-off, a bonfire and s’mores station and special discounts at local stores.

“It is going to be a great night filled with lots of fun and shopping,” said Cory Abers, Chamber president.

Abers encourages residents to grab some chili at the Osakis Visitor’s Center during the chili cook-off from 4:30 to 6 p.m. "Throw a vote in for your favorite and have a chance to win $25," he said.