Local performers are getting us ready for the holidays this week at The Festive 5 – a free performance series at Regency Mall, 5538 Durand Ave.

The performances, including music and dance, are held each evening in the mall’s center court area. Visitors are invited to sit and relax and then vote for their favorite act at www.thefestivefive.com The act receiving the most votes win the title of “Racine’s Festive Favorite.”

The Festive 5 continues today (Thursday) with Master of Movement Arts dance company at 5 p.m. followed by singer Cheryl McCrary at 6 p.m.

Friday’s performers are: Cheryl McCrary at 4 p.m., HALO choir at 5 p.m., Case High Carolers at 6 p.m., Dance Art Center at 7 p.m. and singer Ariel Flora at 8 p.m.

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