Calhoun Square holding last-minute shopping festival

Get out your ugly sweaters. Calhoun Square is holding its “Festival of the Last Minute” Saturday and the event will be highlighted by an ugly sweater contest at The Independent.

The event kicks off at 3 p.m. The individual winner of the ugly sweater contest will get a $100 gift card to The Independent; $250 will go to the best group. Entries cost $1 per person.

Shoppers can also register to win $1,000 in gift cards to Calhoun Square shops and restaurants.

Additionally, A Pets Place is taking photos of pets with Santa. Photos are $5 each.

Proceeds from the day’s activities will go to Secondhand Hounds, a non-profit, volunteer-run dog rescue group based in Edina.

Most of the stores and restaurants in the mall are holding sales.