Small Business Saturday and Holiday Sales Coming to Santa Monica

November 21, 2018
by Jennifer Taylor

Small Business Saturday and Holiday Sales Coming to Santa Monica

This article originally appeared in the November-December edition of Seascape

Save the date: Saturday, November 24th. Small Business Saturday is an international campaign launched in 2010 as a way to drive more holiday shopping to small businesses and to recognize the role these places have in making our communities strong, vibrant and healthy. Santa Monica is proud to be a local champion of this worthwhile campaign. The event marks the start of our 'Tis the Season to Buy Local holiday season with "shop small" holiday events taking place throughout Santa Monica each Saturday, starting with the Shop Small Sidewalk Sale on Montana Avenue, Saturday, November 24, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

For more details: BuyLocalsm.com/events.

10 Easy Ways to Buy Local for the Holidays:

    1. Head to your SM Farmers Markets and stock up on ingredients for your holiday meals.

    2. For some free family fun, attend the Main Street, Pico Boulevard, Montana Avenue, SM Pier and Downtown SM holiday events and find the perfect gifts. 

    3. Ice skate under the palm trees! Head to Downtown SM’s ICE (or drop off your family while you shop!).

    4. Meet up with coworkers or friends for holiday cheer at a Santa Monica pub or coffee bar.

    5. Have friends or family visiting? Treat them to a night at a Santa Monica hotel and enjoy the local discounts of the Extra Bedroom Program

    6. Snag some great early deals at Small Business Saturday on Montana Avenue (Nov 24th).

    7. Bike Local, Buy Local. To avoid hassles with parking and traffic, grab your bike or scooter and enjoy exercise while you do your holiday shopping. 

    8. Looking for a great venue for a holiday office party? We’ve got over 170 Buy Local SM restaurants to choose from. They are also great for catering the holiday meals that you don’t have time to cook! Check out the Eat Local SM catering + events venue guide for more info.

    9. Buy Local, Give Local this holiday season. Help support one of Santa Monica’s many local charities this holiday season by shopping at a Santa Monica charity shop or consider providing a gift donation to a SM-based non-profit.

    10. Shop small and choose local. Make a pledge this year to buy local and support your favorite small businesses this holiday season. We want to keep them in business! For inspiration and ideas, check out our Holiday Gift Guide on Instagram and Facebook

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