It's never too early to start planning a great day in the Village supporting small businesses. Come join us downtown on Saturday, November 27th as we celebrate Small Business Saturday and shop small!
Participation in Small Business Saturday continues to grow year after year. This annual holiday, that takes place the Saturday after Thanksgiving, encourages holiday shoppers to shop at local businesses.
Small Business Saturday started as a campaign launched by American Express on Nov. 27, 2010, to help small businesses gain exposure and to inspire consumers to shop within their own communities during the holiday season. The day became official in 2011 and in 2012 American Express amplified the campaign by helping small business owners promote their businesses.
Today, most Americans know what Small Business Saturday is and, of those who participate, nearly all recognize how important the holiday is to their communities.
This year the Carlsbad Village Association will be hosting a downtown "gift card giveaway" (no purchase necessary) and will be giving away over $2,000 in gift cards from Village restaurants, wineries and tap rooms, and more, to dozens of lucky winners. Stay tuned as details unfold and learn how you can spend the day with us in downtown Carlsbad, shop specials, find new treasures, and possibly win one of many amazing gift cards.