There's nothing quite like perusing your favorite local shops during the holiday season and seeing them pull out all the stops. But a global pandemic complicates things. 

South Main Creative is getting, well, creative with its festive fun this year. The "urban twist on the antique mall" is foregoing a full-on holiday event and instead hosting its "Not-Quite-So-Open House" over the course of five weeks.

Starting this week and running through Dec. 20, South Main Creative is taking to social media to introduce shoppers to all of its 50-plus merchants offering antiques, vintage items, local art and artisan-made goods. They're also hosting gift certificate and door prize giveaways each week, so be sure to enter for your chance to win.

If you spot a unique item you can't live without, South Main Creative is open for in-person shopping 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday. Masks required, of course.

Learn more about South Main Creative on their website and follow along on Facebook and Instagram for all the Not-Quite-So-Open House fun.

To get you started, here's a tour of the shop.