Norrie's at the Arboretum to hold Holiday Open House Dec. 1

UCSC staff and faculty will receive 10 percent off everything at Norrie's gift shop during December.

Norrie's gift shop at the Arboretum will hold its annual Holiday Open House on December 1 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. And as an enticement to faculty and staff to do their shopping at Norrie's, the shop will offer them a 10 percent discount for the month of December.

The shop is filled with items for the holidays and decorations for the season, including dried flower and succulent wreaths. Shoppers will find gifts in all price ranges, including unique toys, cards, and jewelry, as well as gifts for the home, including vases, tablecloths, candles, pottery, and plant-related arts and crafts. Norrie's also carries a selection of books, including guides to California plants and landscaping for the Monterey Bay Area. Gift wrapping is free.

The UCSC Women's Club a cappela group Fiat Musica will perform at the open house, and light refreshments will be served throughout the day.

For the month of December, until the shop closes on December 24, Norrie's will offer faculty and staff a 10 percent discount on everything in the shop. To receive the discount, please show your campus ID and indicate you would like the discount before the cashier rings up your purchase. All proceeds benefit the Arboretum.

Norrie's is open daily 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The shop will close at 2 p.m. on December 24 and reopen on January 1.

For more information about garden hours, events, festivals, special sales, and volunteer opportunities, visit the Arboretum web site, call (831) 427-2998 or the shop directly at (831) 423-4977, or e-mail