If you want to avoid the crowds shopping this season, you might want to check out the annual "Beth Haynes 12 Days of Christmas" online auction.
The event includes items centered around the theme of the popular Christmas song, and the proceeds benefit the Helen Ross McNabb Center.
December 1st through the 12th, you can bid on more than 150 unique experiences and one-of-a-kind deals from local businesses.
The money raised will help provide Christmas to more than 1,000 kids who receive services at Helen Ross McNabb.
You can check out the auction and bid on items at http://www.mcnabbcenter.org/auctions.php.