Everyone’s heard of Black Friday. It’s the biggest – and craziest – shopping day of the year just after Thanksgiving. In fact, Black Friday has now sunk its teeth into Thanksgiving night in an effort to lure more shoppers seeking amazing deals.
Small Business Saturday is different. You can see it and feel it in Downtown Albany the Saturday after Black Friday each Thanksgiving weekend. What is Small Business Saturday? It’s an opportunity to “Shop Small.” You can also save big at the same time.
Downtown Albany is proud of the many local, independent retailers who offer many unique products you’ll never find at a big box store. Many items are hand crafted and made in the Northwest. You won’t find the crowds or lines stretching around the block either.
What you will find at the Small Business Saturday event in Downtown Albany is the spirit of the season. The lit snowflakes on the light posts – an Albany tradition; the trees along 1st Avenue twinkling with white lights; the sounds of holiday music from the sidewalk inviting you in to all the specialty shops or restaurants. Many merchants will be offering in store specials.
So come Downtown on Saturday Nov. 25th from 10:00 am (some merchants will be opening at 9:00 am) to 5:00 pm and Shop Small!
A list of businesses participating in Small Business Saturday will be posted closer to the event.