SHOP SMALL TOUR
Small Business Development Center, SBA District Office, and Main Street Organizations Gather to Celebrate Shop Small Saturday!
The SBDC gathered together with our partners to visit 23 businesses and storefronts, spanning all three counties. We were able to drop off promotional materials for the holiday shopping season and learn about business owners’ plans to promote “Shop Small” efforts. See a recap of our Shop Small 2021 tour and photo album here: Shop Small Recap 2021
WILMINGTON – DOWNTOWN HOLIDAY VILLAGE
Shop Small this Saturday, December 18th,2021 with our Pop-Up Holiday Shops located throughout Downtown Wilmington DE offering a variety of local items and food from our small business vendors.
Where: Along Market Street, particularly in the 500 Block of North Market, decorated in holiday splendor!
- Downtown Holiday Village Pop-Up Shop – 500 block of N. Market Street, 10 AM – 2 PM
- Artzscape, Pop-Up Market – 205 N. Market Street, 10 AM – 2 PM.
SPECIALS located in the 500 block of N. Market Street:
- Wilmington Fire Department “Touch a Truck”.
- Delaware Historical Society’s FREE themed mini-tours.
- New! Delaware, One State, Many Stories: A Closer Look – The Delaware History Museum is launching a new series of brief guided tours. We want your input! Sign up to participate in a tour and provide feedback. As a thank you, you will receive free admission to the Delaware History Museum and Mitchell Center for African American Heritage immediately after your tour. Themes include Delaware Women, Delaware Moves, Children and Families, and Work and Play. Registration required. To sign up to test a tour contact Visitor Services Manager, Siri Nesheim at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Meet Delaware’s Miss Juneteenth at the Delaware History Museum, 11 AM– 2 PM
- Downtown Visions holiday music from 10 AM – 2 PM
- Grace Church Strolling Carolers – 12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
- Food Donations to support Grace Church’s food distribution and Emmanuel Dining Room Programs – drop off in the 500 block of N Market Street. Donate and receive a raffle ticket to win a $20 gift card to a Downtown business. All donations are greatly appreciated, but needed items include granola bars, applesauce, fruit cups, snack-size cookies, soap, deodorant, toothpaste, socks, hand-warmers, gloves, washcloths, travel-size shampoo, conditioner and lotion.
- Free Gift Wrapping in The Saville, 10 AM – 2 PM – bring your holiday gifts purchased in Downtown Wilmington DE to the 500 block of Market Street and the Rotary Club of Wilmington will wrap them for FREE. Tax deductible donations to the Rotary Club of Wilmington’s (501 c3) Scholarship Fund are encouraged.
- LeCocq Design Colors of Love Project
- Salvation Army Kettle Drive Collections, 10 AM – 2 PM
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/928984464694876
For more details: https://bit.ly/3FmpHCP
Downtown Wilmington: Enter now for a chance to win a $200 gift card to Downtown’s newest handmade leather goods store, Town & Shore Handcrafted. Two lucky winners showing their best #shopsmall selfies will be announced on Christmas Eve! Take a selfie at our newest art mural located in the 500 block of Market Street on the side of The Saville and use #shopsmallwilmde and #Ilovedowntownwilmde plus tag and follow @DowntownWilmDE and @tshoregal to be entered.
Check out Town & Shore Handcrafted at https://www.townshorestudio.com
DOVER – LAST MINUTE SHOPPERS HOLIDAY MARKET
Programs & Deals
CAPITAL KEY – DOWNTOWN DOVER
Support Downtown Dover retailers this holiday season by shopping with a “Capital Key” from the Downtown Dover Partnership! Special offers and deals are constantly updated from numerous participating vendors in the Dover area, and a Capital Key can help you unlock all the seasonal deals.
For more information, visit: https://www.downtowndoverpartnership.com/ddp/visitors-information/
To register for your Capital Key, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/capital-key-dover-registration-tickets-165449234113
SHIP FOR FREE – DOWNTOWN WILMINGTON
Support Downtown Wilmington retailers this holiday season by shopping online directly on your favorite store’s website, and you’ll receive FREE SHIPPING courtesy of Downtown Visions. Shop between 10/1/21 and 12/31/21 to receive free shipping.
For more information visit, https://bit.ly/3Hs0Cbs
YW MARKETPLACE – SHOP SMALL ONLINE
WHAT IS YWMARKETPLACE?
The YWmarketplace™ is managed by YWCA Delaware. YWmarketplace™ offers online goods and services provided by small businesses and entrepreneurs from Delaware and the region, who are socially conscious and partnering with YWCA Delaware to build lives and to break down barriers for those who are underserved.
YWmarketplace™ gives you the opportunity to buy the things you love, and to spread love through the things you buy – a place where consumers can make great purchases with their hard-earned dollars while helping make real positive changes in the world. We can harness the powerful force of consumerism and use it to empower our local communities.
For more info or to start shopping, visit: https://ywmarketplace.org/