In the heyday of Black Friday shopping, don’t forget to spread the love locally this weekend. The Tacoma City Council has officially declared Nov. 30th as “Small Business Saturday,” and at the eighth annual event, you’ll find deals at small businesses city-wide. According to the council’s proclamation, Small Business Saturday is intended to celebrate Tacoma’s diverse local businesses, as well as lend them community support during the year’s busiest shopping weekend. Last Tuesday’s proclamation was presented to business owners from eTcTacoma, Bambu, Pasteles Finos del Angel, Red Elm Cafe, and T-Town Apparel. Whether you’re gift-hunting for a special someone or just looking to treat yourself, you’ll find plenty of deals and events this Small Business Saturday. Here are a few worth checking-out:
Tacoma Night Market
The popular Tacoma Night Market debuts its latest installation this Saturday at Tacoma’s Museum of Glass. The free, all-ages event will feature your favorite local vendors, live music, and delectable food and drinks, along with a few surprises. Stop by from 5 to 10 p.m. for the newest dose of night market magic.
6th Avenue Business District
Home to some of Tacoma’s best-loved small businesses and shops, 6th Avenue intends to add some sparkle to Small Business Saturday. Before you start shopping, check-in at the Small Business Saturday booth for the word on sales, activities, and specials throughout the Ave. Find more information on the business district’s Facebook page.
Proctor’s Peppermint Place
Over seventy businesses come together to spread holiday cheer at Proctor’s Peppermint Place, which will be open this Small Business Saturday. From 8 to 11 a.m., shop along the festive street, cast your vote for the finest window decorations, and snap at pic at the newly-installed selfie station.
Gritty City Gift Fair
Local and independent artists will gather at The Swiss from 1 to 6 p.m. for the annual Gritty City Gift Fair. Along with live jams, you’ll find everything from stocking stuffers to intricate arts and crafts, with an emphasis on up-cycled and handmade wares.