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Small Business Saturday 2023

It's always a good time to support small businesses! Celebrate "Mainstreet" with us on Small Business Saturday, November 25th, 2023. Shop and dine all day long in Carlsbad Village to show your support for these amazing solopreneurs, entrepreneurs, and enduring family businesses. Because . . . what would life be like without them? 


Support your favorite local spots or find new ones

Let's boost awareness and support for our local small businesses. We hope you find new favorite places where you will shop and dine in Carlsbad Village.

We're celebrating downtown and you're invited!

The Carlsbad Village Association (CVA) has a wonderful celebration program planned for you with approximately $1,500 in drawing opportunities, including restaurant gift cards (courtesy of CVA) and retail gift cards and prize packages (courtesy of generous businesses in the Village). No purchase is necessary. And, for those who love to capture a celebration in photos, "selfie-takers" can also be entered to win the Grand Prize drawing which includes a stay at the stunning beachfront hotel, Beach Terrace

Visit the CVA booth at the corner of Grand Ave. and State St. starting at 11:00 am for details! Award-winning pianist, Robert Parker, will kick off the season with holiday tunes from 12:00 pm to 3:00pm. Free tote bag and Carlsbad swag giveaways (while supplies last).

"The Giveaway Tree" DRAWING RULES

CVA Booth Hours: 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
First tickets drawn at 11:30 am; last tickets drawn at 3:30 pm

  • Visit the CVA Booth at the corner of Grand Avenue & State Street.
  • Pick up a free, no purchase necessary drawing ticket. 
  • Print your phone number clearly on the ticket and drop it in the bowl.
  • Go have fun shopping and dining, and supporting small businesses in Carlsbad Village.
  • We will text winners (10 or more per hour) to let them know they've been chosen.
  • Winners will need to return to the booth within 30 minutes to claim their prize.
  • We will choose new tickets every 30 minutes
  • All prizes must be collected by 4:00 pm on November 25, 2023.


We want to thank Beach Terrace, Carlsbad's only beach front hotel property, for generously donating a complimentary one-night stay at their luxury hotel for this year's Grand Prize Drawing.

How can you be entered for a chance to win a free night at Beach Terrace?

  • Grab a selfie or a group photo of you and your friends and family enjoying Small Business Saturday in Carlsbad Village.
  • Post the photo on your Instagram feed or stories using hashtag #smallbusinesssaturday and tag @carlsbadvillage.
  • Return to the CVA Booth at the corner of Grand Avenue & State Street between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm on November 25, 2023, to show us your post or story for a ticket into the Grand Prize drawing.
  • FOR A SECOND CHANCE TO WIN also take a selfie or group photo on the Sun Deck at Beach Terrace and use hashtag #smallbusinesssaturday and be sure to tag @beachterraceinn. Return to the CVA Booth to show us your second post from Beach Terrace for a second ticket entry for the Grand Prize drawing.
  • One lucky winner will be chosen at 4:00 pm on November 25, 2023 and will be contacted by text, phone, or email. If the winner does not notify us to accept the Grand Prize within 24 hours, a second winner will be chosen. Winner does not need to be present to win the Grand Prize.

Spend the Whole Day in the Village

Public parking is plentiful in the Village, and the beach is only two blocks away. Discover and support the many casual and fine dining establishments as well as boutiques, salons, and galleries all day long!

Come shop small with us in Carlsbad Village and know that you are making a difference to so many every time you do! Your local dollars make a lasting impact.