Holiday Fun Guide: Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday
Where to shop, what deals to get and how to shop local!

compiled by Main Line Tonight editors

‘Tis the season to shop locally! We’re celebrating Small Business Saturday with a list of the best deals and shops in the Philadelphia suburbs. From West Chester to Chestnut Hill, here’s the list you need for a fun-filled, shop-’til-you-drop Small Business Saturday.

Downtown West Chester: In celebration of Small Business Weekend, street-level, metered parking will be free through Sun., Nov. 27. Select retail stores are giving away free, reusable Small Business Weekend bags with in-store purchases (while supplies last). Five of the bags contain a ticket to redeem a $50 Visa gift card.

Downtown Wayne: Nearly all of the shops and restaurants in Wayne are locally owned, so you are supporting a member of your community when you shop and dine here. Free parking Saturdays begin on Sat., Nov. 26 and runs through Sat., Dec. 31.
The holidays are coming and the best way to kick them off is by supporting the local shops and restaurants here in Wayne! 

Haverford Township: Get the holiday spirit with the H-Town Shop Small Saturday Guide, which lists specials and promotions for the day. There’s free parking at all meters and municipal lots. Head to the Kelly Center for live music from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The first 50 customers get a free Shop Small Reusable Shopping Bag. And pick up and drop off your completed Holidays in H-Town Passport to be entered into our raffle of great prizes.

Malvern: Christmas On King is a great tradition! Enjoy a whole day of holiday festivities in Malvern. From 12 p.m. – 4 p.m., King Street will be filled with food trucks, a beer garden, live music, kids activities, Santa, and more. Head to Burke Park from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. to visit with Santa, get sweet treats, warm drinks, live song and dance performances, kids activities, and a tree lighting at dark!

Candyland Holiday: The local community is invited to step into the magic of the holiday season with the 13th Annual Candyland Holiday Village! Santa will light the tree and you can take pictures in his Candyland Workshop. Live music, trolley rides, activities for kids, complimentary treats, and a pop-up art exhibit by Garnet Valley art students are in the mix. To gain admission, bring an unwrapped toy to brighten the season for a local child in need. 5 p.m. – 8 p.m., 477 Wilmington-West Chester Pike, Glen Mills

Chestnut Hill Small Business Saturday: Join classic Philadelphia mummers from 1-3 p.m., costumed Victorian carolers from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. and Santa Claus from 12-3 p.m., to experience the most magical and nostalgic shopping experience in the Philadelphia region! Horse and carriage rides will happen from 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. 8514 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia.

Lila Philadelphia: Enjoy mulled wine and hot cocoa to keep you nice and toasty! Nutcracker themed fun includes sugar cookies from our local baker Ravyn, a gift with purchase, an Instagram-worthy nutcracker balloon arch, a ‘Shop Small’ canvas tote designed exclusively by Manayunk, for Manayunk!, complimentary LILA canvas tote when you spend $300. Come wearing your favorite LILA outfit for a chance to win a $25 gift card. 4339 Main St, Phila.

Want to learn more about holiday shopping in our region? Check out our list of 10 holiday markets you’ll love. And, read about shops in Kennett Square, Ardmore and Malvern.

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