Shop Small Business Saturday 2021

Shop Small Saturday 2021

Small Business Saturday Downtown Sidewalk Sale

Saturday, November 27, 2021

ALL-DAY, Extended Hours

 

Location: Historic Downtown Winter Garden

Kick off the holiday shopping season at the annual Small Business Saturday Sidewalk Sale in Historic Downtown Winter Garden. Find one-of-a-kind gifts while enjoying special savings in a charming winter wonderland. Stroll and shop the outdoor sale racks and tables in the festive-decorated historic district. There will be also be in-store specials and promotions. 

Expanded outdoor dining patios throughout downtown are perfect for taking a shopping break and enjoying the fall weather. Many restaurants will offer seasonal menu items and specials on this day.

The Downtown Winter Garden Small Business Saturday Sidewalk Sale will be held rain or shine. Sales, special offers, delivery methods, and operating hours vary per merchant. 

Holiday Moonlight Movie -- The Polar Express (2004, G)

Saturday, November 27

6:30 pm pre-movie activities, 7:10 pm movie

 

Downtown Pavilion, 104 S. Lakeview Avenue

Continue your downtown shopping into the evening to enjoy a complimentary outdoor holiday movie under the moon and stars.

Polar Express
Grab take-out from one of the many downtown eateries to make it a picnic. (Remember to pack some chairs and blankets to be cozy.)

All scheduled events are tentative and may be canceled pending COVID-19 restrictions and mandates.

Farmers Market Fall Crops

Winter Garden Farmers Market Expansion

8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Downtown Pavilion, 104. S. Lakeview Ave.


Expand your support of local shopping to the vendors at the Winter Garden Farmers Market. The market expands on October 9th to more than 100 vendors as well as weekly family fun games on the lawn, a Kidz Zone with children-oriented foods and goods, an arts market showcasing local artists, and live music! 

Find fresh fall harvest produce, seasonal décor, freshly-prepared foods, artisan creations, gifts, and more to make your upcoming holiday celebrations special.

FREE PARKING – Always!

Convenient parking is always free throughout Downtown Winter Garden, including at its three-level parking garage, 160 S. Boyd Street.

More Holiday Shopping Fun to Come:

Mark your calendars for the HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE STROLL on THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9, 5:00-8:00 pmHoliday shopping at its finest with a stroll of the boutiques of Downtown Winter Garden to find unique presents while enjoying light refreshments, raffles, and outdoor/indoor specials and promotions.

Living Local Logo

Small Business Saturday & Living Local Month


More than 2,000 independently owned businesses call Winter Garden home. These small businesses make the area unique, and they need the support of their community more than ever as they continue to recover from financial losses due to the pandemic. 

The City of Winter Garden has declared the month of November as LIVING LOCAL Month to promote the importance of shopping, dining, and supporting independently owned businesses citywide on Small Business Saturday and throughout the holiday season. 

10 REASON WHY TO SHOP LOCAL ON SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY – AND ALL YEAR LONG

 

1. KEEPS MONEY IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD 

For every $100 you spend at locally owned businesses, $68 will stay in the community.* Shopping local keeps the most money in the area allowing your spending dollars to strengthen the local economy.

2. PRESERVES OUR COMMUNITY UNIQUENESS

Winter Garden’s one-of-a-kind businesses are an integral part of the distinctive character of our community. This uniqueness is what attracts residents and visitors that benefits everyone.

3. CREATES LOCAL JOBS

Small local businesses are the largest employer nationally.

4. REDUCES ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

Local businesses can often make purchases locally, which requires less transportation for goods, reducing costs and pollution.

5. SUPPORTS COMMUNITY CHARITIES  

Non-profit organization receive an average 250% more support from smaller business owners than they do from large businesses.

6. PUTS YOUR TAXES TO GOOD USE

Local businesses require comparatively little infrastructure investment and make more efficient use of public services as compared to nationally owned stores entering the community.

7. PROVIDES BETTER CHOICES TO BUY WHAT YOU WANT

Different types of shops means a broader range of products for the customer to choose from, providing choices that are more relevant to local tastes and needs.

8. YOU GET EXPERT SERVICE

Employees of local businesses have a solid understanding of the products they are selling and take time to get to know and serve customers.

9. ENCOURAGES ENTREPRENEURSHIP  

Studies show that entrepreneurs are more likely to settle in communities that take pride and preserve their one-of-a-kind businesses and unique character. The success of locally owned independent businesses provide examples to others to pursue creativity and entrepreneurship, which fuel America’s economic innovation and prosperity.

10. INVESTS IN COMMUNITY 

Local business owners live here; work here; invest their time, energy, and dollars into the community and care about its future.

*Source: Civic Economics – Andersonville Study of Retail Economics. Reprinted with permission from Independent We Stand: /www.independentwestand.org/what-happens-when-you-shop-local.