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Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) Nationwide, holiday sales are up. Between November 1st and December 24th, sales rose 2.3 percent.
This growth is the highest in three years.
In the Twin Falls area, many local businesses offered holiday sales and discounts.
Joann Olbert, owner of The Toy Orphanage downtown, notes she has seen great success since opening her toy store in April.
"I'm just very surprised, it's been wonderful, it's been very good. We didn't do any extra for Christmas, but I know that's because not many people know I'm here yet. But I expect to be really busy," she explains.
The Twin Falls Chamber encourages continued patronage at area shops in order to help promote local businesses.