Shoppers invited to Small Business Saturday
Downtown Birmingham is inviting visitors to shop and browse on Saturday, November 28 – also known as Small Business Saturday – to support the local small shops and businesses and officially kick off the holiday shopping season in downtown Birmingham. Birmingham is home to over 300 retailers, restaurants, salons and spas – venues sure to delight and entice you and your family. Birmingham merchants are going above and beyond this year to provide a safe and personalized shopping experience for every guest. For those who prefer to shop from the comfort of home, many retailers and restaurants are offering special options to accommodate, including curbside pickup, delivery and more. To help make shopping in downtown Birmingham easier than ever, parking in the downtown parking structures is free all the time. If you're opting for curbside pickup, look for one of the many convenient “Buy and Fly” parking spaces throughout downtown. The popular Birmingham Bucks promotion is back for a limited time. Shoppers can earn big while shopping small. Receive $25 in Birmingham Bucks for every $100 spent at participating stores from Friday, November 27, through Sunday, November 29. On Saturday, November 28, shoppers can enjoy a complimentary cup of hot chocolate, courtesy of Hazel, Ravines & Downtown, serving it up at the corner of Maple and Woodward. Santa will be in the house. In the Santa House – where children are invited to visit at a social distance in Shain Park. Appointments must be made in advance. Visit AllinBirmingham.com/calendar for dates and to schedule an appointment. There will also be a Scavenger Hunt, presented by Chief Financial Credit Union, throughout downtown Birmingham. Participants are invited to use their mobile devices as they compete, with the winner receiving a $500 Birmingham Shopping District gift card. Be sure to visit restaurants and stores throughout the downtown where The Great Decorate will be taking part from Friday, November 27, through Thursday, December 24. These establishments are partnering with local artists to create spectacular holiday trees and competing to win a small business grant – all while raising awareness and funds for local foster teens. Shoppers cnstop in and vote for their favorite tree in person or online.