Five ways to celebrate Small Business Saturday in San Antonio

Shifting just 10% of your shopping dollars to local businesses can boost the economy significantly and help keep local businesses open and thriving.

SAN ANTONIO — Local businesses in San Antonio are hoping you have not spent all your holiday shopping dollars on Black Friday.

After the frenzy of Black Friday comes Small Business Saturday, which was created to encourage shoppers to give some love to small and local businesses during the busiest shopping time of the year.

This year, it falls on November 25 and is expected to be as big as ever. Shifting just 10% of your shopping dollars to local businesses can boost the economy significantly and help keep local businesses open and thriving, the city of San Antonio says.

Here in San Antonio, there are several ways you can celebrate Small Business Saturday and show your support for local businesses.

Head downtown!

The historic San Antonio downtown area is a great place to find many of the locally-run businesses in this city. From Market Square to La Villita to the Shops at River Center, there are plenty of opportunities to support local shops. You can even find local grocers to get your necessities.

Centro San Antonio has a great guide to shopping in the central and downtown areas. Click here for the full guide.

Shop unique finds

Shopping in vibrant San Antonio is a very unique experience. The shopping choices feature tons of colorful crafts and artisan delights and you are sure to find something for everyone on your list. 

Visit San Antonio offers a guide to unique and arts-focused businesses in San Antonio.

Click here for the Visit San Antonio guide.

Hit up Facebook

Facebook’s events feature is a great way to find out about happenings going on in your city and Small Business Saturday is no different. There are several events going on around town that bring together businesses into one area or market to make it easier to support local.

You can find markets at places like Del Bravo, Feliz Modern, Arbor Park, and many more places.

Click here for a full list.

Get the ‘Buy Local Savings Pass’

The City of San Antonio is offering a local savings pass to allow local residents to unlock savings at different stores. All you have to do is sign up and receive a text and email with a link to your passport. Then, browse exclusive discounts and savings from participating locations and present your phone to the sales person at check out to receive the discount.

Click here for how to sign up and an interactive map of participating locations.

Lift up local businesses

This last tip is an easy one! If you find a local business or shop that you like, whether it is a salon, restaurant, craft store, or anything else, lift them up by using your voice. Spread the word as much as possible on shopping local and supporting local!

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