Shop Small Saturday, also known as Small Business Saturday, is a national event created and sponsored by American Express. The idea is to encourage people to shop at locally owned businesses in their community. According to American Express’ website, since Small Business Saturday started, U.S. customers have reported spending an estimated $85 billion at independent retailers and restaurants — that's $85 billion over eight days alone
Ripley Main Street encourages everyone to support the community by shopping at home this Saturday, Nov. 24. Businesses all throughout town will be open, with many offering discounts for the holiday weekend. There will also be pop up shops on the square from noon – 4 p.m.
Shopper are invited to the courthouse square from 3-5 p.m. to get their pictures made with Santa, enjoy hot chocolate and ornament crafts for kids, and to take a carriage ride. Ripley Main Street will also have hamburgers and hot dogs available for purchase.
The annual Christmas Tree Lighting with caroling will begin at 5 p.m. and the day will conclude with Movies on the Green at 5:30 p.m. This year’s movie selection is “The Grinch.”
“We hope the community will come out on Nov. 24 to the square and join in for the lighting of the Christmas tree and other festivities,” said Ripley Main Street Director Elizabeth Behm. “Bring a warm coat and blanket to enjoy S’mores and watch ‘The Grinch’ on the green. This will be our first year to do all of this and I hope we can make it a tradition for Ripley!”
For more information about Shop Small Saturday or any of the scheduled events, contact Ripley Main Street at 512-0226.