New York’s independently owned shops took part in “Small Business Saturday” on November 30, 2019. This annual event, on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, was created to give level the competitive holiday retail field for small businesses. This year marks the 10th anniversary of “Shop Small” and thousands of Manhattan businesses offered sales and discounts throughout the day.
In the spirit of the holiday season, and to keep the momentum going, some shops across New York are hosting their own events, including tree lighting ceremonies, pop-ups, theme parties, and more. Local holiday markets are also a great way to support small businesses and save on time, money, and big-shop aggravation. Markets are open at Union Square, Bryant Park’s Winter Village, Grand Central Terminal Holiday Fair, and Columbus Circle.