Small Business Saturday Steals and Deals in Baltimore
Union Wharf residents: Did you know that Saturday, November 27 is Small Business Saturday? This day is meant to celebrate small business owners all over the world and encourage you to shop local, especially in our vibrant Fells Point community.
Small businesses are struggling to reinvigorate the business lost during the peak of COVID. Shopping small encourages the revitalization of locally-owned businesses and the community at large. It also helps ensure that your holiday shopping arrives on time. With extended delivery times and logistical problems, delays from many corporations have been increasing. By shopping at a small business in person, online deliveries will not be a concern, so you can check off your holiday shopping list with ease.
Here are some of the best Small Business Saturday events in Baltimore for you to attend, which make it easy and fun to shop local!
Happening on S Charles St. in Baltimore, Cross Street Holiday Market is starting off Small Business Saturday with a bang. Live music will set the tone for the holiday season while you stroll through the unique gifts made by local artists and artisans. And if you get a hankering for some food, Cross Street Holiday Market has the perfect holiday menu for you, offering you a wide range of food from innovative vegan eats to traditional coffeehouse favorites. Starting at 12pm on November 27, get ready to shop in a festive atmosphere that will leave you eager for the holiday season.
Belvedere Square promises a family fun event from 11am-2pm on November 27. Presented by University of Maryland Urgent Care, celebrate the holidays with vendors from Belvedere Square. From live music from Epiphany LAB to local artists with holiday-themed crafts, you and the entire family will have an afternoon of fun! And the best part? All activities are free (minus all of the successful holiday shopping, of course)!
Baltimore’s 32nd Street Farmers Market is hosting their annual Small Business Saturday event from 8am-2pm. With local vendors selling a variety of perfect holiday gifts from clothes to jewelry, to even guitars, the Waverly Holiday Pop-Up will have everything you could need! And once you have completed shopping at the Pop-Up, feel free to head over to Greenmount Avenue for even more unique, local finds. Finding the gifts you want in one area has never been easier!
Night Owl – Shop Small Saturday
Hosted by Night Owl Gallery in Highlandtown, shop local artists and businesses while also exploring the gallery. With refreshments available, you have everything you could need during a shopping spree right here. Night Owl Gallery has COVID precautions in place, making in-person shopping safe and fun for everyone! If you want an afternoon of art, drinks, and shopping, head over to Night Owl Gallery anytime from 10am-5pm to celebrate the festive season.
Shop Small Another Day?
Out of town for Thanksgiving weekend? Don’t worry, we have you covered with ongoing events so you can celebrate the holiday season and support Baltimore’s local businesses any time of the month.
Christmas Village in Baltimore
From Thanksgiving Day through Christmas Eve, Christmas Village in Baltimore is celebrating the holidays in style. At the authentic German Christmas Market, located in the Inner Harbor, you can find an abundance of small businesses and vendors with a variety of products for you to purchase. Decked out with holiday lights and decorations, your shopping experience might feel the same as Christmas morning with all the unique finds you can buy. And if you are looking for something even more unique, try the seasonal dishes they are offering! From Bratwurst to Raclette, you will get to experience a German Christmas right in your own city.
Bit & Bobs x Cross Keys: Holiday Pop-Up Shop
Bit & Bobs is making your holiday shopping a one-stop shop! With over 50 local makers and artisans, it will be impossible to not find something to buy for you and your loved ones. From 10am-2pm, support small businesses with every checkmark you make on your holiday shopping lists.
Need More Gift Ideas?
If you run out of ideas for gifts, consider purchasing a gift card to local restaurants for your loved ones. The best treat for the holidays might just be a warm, savory meal during the cold winter months.
But if you prefer some more options for gifts that are not edible, check out some favorite stores right here in Fells Point:
For a directory of even more options: https://fellspointmainstreet.org/business-directory
Happy Holiday Shopping
With so many choices to make, you might have a harder time choosing what not to buy. Gift giving will be a thrill with all of the markets offering more than just shopping, but an experience with music and food. Shopping local will also give the best gift of all to local businesses — support. Celebrate the holidays and Small Business Saturday on November 27 to kick off the holiday season with love and warmth this year.