Small Business Saturday Downtown Sidewalk Sale
Saturday, November 26, 2022
Historic Downtown Winter Garden
Kick off the holiday shopping season at the annual Downtown Winter Garden Small Business Saturday Sidewalk Sale. The mom-and-pop shops in historic downtown make this a must-stop to observe the national holiday. Stroll and shop the outdoor sale racks in the festive-decorated historic district. Be sure to pop inside for additional promotions and special savings.
Downtown boasts a variety of shops featuring apparel, accessories, jewelry, home décor and greenery, cycling/running/sporting equipment, gourmet foods, health and beauty products, pet supplies, furniture, party-hosting supplies, seasonal merchandise, and much more.
When needing a shopping break, the variety of restaurants, coffee houses, bakeries, ice cream parlors, and chocolate shops provide the perfect pick-me-up. Take a seat at the expanded outdoor dining patios throughout downtown amidst the charm. Many eateries offer seasonal menu items and specials.
The Downtown Winter Garden Small Business Saturday Sidewalk Sale will be held rain or shine. Sales, special offers, and operating hours vary per merchant.
Winter Garden Farmers Market
Come early and stop by the Downtown Winter Garden Farmers Market! Expand your support of local shopping to the vendors at the Winter Garden Farmers Market. With more than 100 vendors, you will freshly harvested produce, seasonal décor, gift items, prepared foods, artisan creations, as well as live music. The Farmers Market is held every Saturday, 8:00 am – 1:00 pm, at the Downtown Pavilion, 104. S. Lakeview Ave.
FREE PARKING – Always!
Convenient parking is always free throughout Downtown Winter Garden, including at its three-level parking garage (160 S. Boyd St.) and the new 117-space parking lot (37 N. Boyd St.).
More Holiday Shopping Fun to Come:
Mark your calendars for the HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE STROLL on THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8, 5:00-8:00 pm! Holiday 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.
10 REASONS WHY TO SHOP LOCAL ON SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY – AND ALL YEAR LONG
More than 2,000 independently owned businesses call Winter Garden home and help make our community unique. Please support them on Small Business Saturday, during the holiday shopping season, as well as all year.
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.