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Downtown is the place to be on Shop Local Saturday! Experience the 4th annual Holiday Market inside the Paddock Arcade. Bring your
Downtown is the place to be on Shop Local Saturday! Experience the 4th annual Holiday Market inside the Paddock Arcade. Bring your own camera and visit Santa Claus 11-1, listen to local carolers beginning at 11:30 while shopping from a special selection of unique local and independent vendors. Free hot-coco, #shoplocal bag, and map of participating downtown businesses open and offering specials throughout the day.
***ATTENTION VENDORS*** There is a waiting list. If you’re interested in participating if space becomes available, you must email [email protected] Sorry, no direct sales groups.
***ATTENTION BUSINESSES*** We’ll be visiting you soon. Until then, here are the top 5 ways to make the most of Shop Local Saturday.
1. OPEN YOUR DOORS
Even if you’re not normally open on Saturday, there isn’t a better day to make yourself available to your customers than Shop Local Saturday. We’ll be driving Watertown consumers to all locally owned businesses but it’s up to you to make sure they can shop!
2. GET THE WORD OUT
Tell your customers about Shop Local Saturday. “Like” our Facebook page and share it. Include a tidbit in your regular advertising mentioning the day. And please share what you’re doing on this event page.
3. MAKE IT SPECIAL
Have a flash sale, offer specials, or maybe even have some live entertainment! Plan a discount or event and get people excited.
4. WORK TOGETHER
Reach out to your business neighbors and professional network to entice them to bring the spirit of Shop Local Saturday to their own storefront. The more the merrier!
5. JOIN THE MOVEMENT
Excited to jump in? We are going to be circulating a map listing all participating downtown businesses, and what they are planning for the day. Send us a message to be included!
WatertownFirst is a not-for-profit network of locally-owned independent businesses and individuals dedicated to building a sustainable local economy by encouraging citizens to “Buy Local and Live Local.” As an organization of community-minded individuals and independent businesses, our mission is to create a thriving local economy by working together to maximize the potential of local businesses.
-with EuropeCakes, THE PADDOCK CLUB, Paddock Art & Antiques, Johnny D’s, Vito’s Gourmet, Beauty Bar
Santa Claus Sponsor: CSEA Jefferson Local 823
Cover Photo: Mykala Rae Photography
Media Sponsors: Inkwell Graphix, ABC50 and Tunes Ninetytwofive
(Saturday) 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
1 Public Square