Small Business Saturday is Nov. 28 and several businesses in the Las Vegas valley will be participating.
Small Business Saturday was first observed in 2010 and is a counterpart to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, which focus on big-box retailers and online shopping. A recent Yelp + Harris Poll survey found that 64 percent of American adults will shop local this holiday season. They also came up with a list of the top 20 cities for shopping local and Las Vegas came in at number 20.
In downtown Las Vegas, the Writer's Block will celebrate Small Business Saturday and their first anniversary by offering 15 percent off all books and a complimentary gift with purchase.
At 11th Street Records, patrons can enjoy an old-fashioned sidewalk sale with any purchases over $100 receiving a 15 percent discount.
And from 10 to 11:30 a.m., individuals and their dogs can stop by Hydrant Club Santa Paws to get a free photo of Santa with their furry friends. Owners looking to shop at other downtown small businesses can take advantage of Hydrant Club’s daycare services with special half-day pricing of $15. All dogs must have proof of current vaccination records.
In addition, the Downtown Lip Smacking Tour is offering 10 percent off on Saturday. The lively, informative outing starts at 5 p.m. and is two and a half hours of eating and exploring at downtown’s most magnetic, chef-driven restaurants that are all about farm-to-table, seasonally-focused and artisan-crafted fare. Price is $125, including guide, cost of food and gratuities.
Over at the Container Park, YELP Las Vegas will be handing out shopping bags and food and drink discount wristbands from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is a long list of discounts that can be found on Small Business Saturday at the Container Park on East Fremont Street. Click here to see them all.
Trikke Las Vegas is also offering a special for Small Business Saturday. The tour will highlight some of the unique small businesses in the Fremont East Entertainment District. Pre-book this tour before Nov. 27 and receive 30 percent off when using promotion code ShopSmall.
The Las Vegas Walking Tour: Fremont Street Past to Present is offering 25 percent off of the 11 a.m. tour on Saturday.
Many of the shops at Tivoli Village will also be celebrating Small Business Saturday with special deals and discounts.
-- Dinosaurs & Roses (in MarketLV) – 25% off entire store
-- B Sweet (in MarketLV) – 15% off
-- Vasari – up to 50% off select merchandise
-- Jeff White Custom Jewelry - $99 diamond necklaces
-- Kidville – 15% off entire store
-- Gypsy05 - 20% off to 70% off and a gift with jewelry purchase, prizes and refreshments
-- D’annata - 15% off entire store ( excludes 1803, giving keys, and special orders)
Back on the other end of the valley, a few locally-owned shops at Town Square will be hoping to entice shoppers with their gift selections for the holidayu season. ARTIFACT will have several of its artists in the store working that day and two artists doing custom monogramming on site. There will be a cupcake station and hot cocoa bar plus an arts and crafts area for kids and a free gift with purchase. ARTIFACT is a boutique that features one-of-a-kind, aesthetically pleasing, repurposed and up-cycled home furnishings, clothing, jewelry and other unique products.
Other small businesses at Town Square include the Dog House, Patty's Closet and Sweet Bubble Bath Confections.