Celebrate Holidays On Main: “Shop Small” this Holiday Season and Support Your LOCAL Small Business Community

From the Bel Air Downtown Alliance:

The hustle and bustle of the holidays is well underway and the Bel Air Downtown Alliance (www.DowntownBelAir.com) invites you to join them for the Holidays On Main in Downtown Bel Air! This year, the Bel Air Downtown Alliance and its members are also encouraging you to join them in supporting the “Shop Small” campaign, presented by American Express.

“Shop Small” focuses on Small Business Saturday, which is the day between Black Friday and Cyber Monday that encourages shoppers to support their local small business community. This year’s Small Business Saturday is November 24th. Once again, American Express is offering their Members a $25.00 reward when they use their registered American Express credit card at locally owned small businesses on Small Business Saturday. “Shop Small” also speaks to the broader idea of supporting your local small business community throughout the entire holiday shopping season and even throughout the year. Every dollar spent in a locally owned business sees 60% of that money reinvested into the local community. This year, more than two dozen Bel Air Downtown Alliance shops, boutiques, salons, and restaurants will be offering unique promotions for Small Business Saturday and are also dedicated to providing you with the very best in quality and service throughout the entire holiday shopping season.

The Holidays On Main will launch on Thursday, November 15th with Girls Night Out and Kick Off Weekend, Friday through Sunday. Our shops, boutiques, and salons will be open late and many will also have special store hours on Sunday. For the next several weeks Downtown Bel Air will also be celebrating…

•Thanksgiving Eve – Bel Air’s Best Unofficial Holiday – at our local bars and restaurants

•Chesapeake Cancer Alliance’s “Festival of Trees” on November 24th and 25th

•Small Business Saturday on November 24th

•23rd Annual Town of Bel Air Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting on Sunday, December 2nd

•2nd Annual Holiday Movie Night, featuring “The Polar Express” on December 14th

•Shop-Buy-Dine Local Weekend, December 14th-16th with special late night shopping

•FREE Holiday Gift Wrapping Day on Saturday, December 15th

•Girls Night Out on December 20th

•Last Chance Weekend, December 20th-23rd

•And SO much more!

Make sure to visit our local shops, boutiques, and salons to pick up your copy of the Bel Air Downtown Alliance’s Holidays On Main Postcard with a complete listing of activities. In addition, the postcard can be used at several local restaurants November 15th-18th and December 20th-23rd for a 15% discount on any purchase of $20.00 or more (excluding alcohol and gift card purchases).

The Bel Air Downtown Alliance will also be rewarding TWO lucky winners with $50.00 American Express Gift Cards in support of Small Business Saturday. One of the gift cards will be randomly rewarded to a lucky Fan or Follower that “Shares” and/or “Retweets” Small Business Saturday posts on the Bel Air Downtown Alliance’s Facebook (DowntownBelAir) and Twitter (BelAirMainSt) pages. The second gift card will be randomly rewarded to a lucky Fan or Follower that posts their personal story on the Bel Air Downtown Alliance’s Facebook or Twitter pages of how they participated in Small Business Saturday.

For a complete listing and details about all of the activities for the Holidays On Main, you can visit the Bel Air Downtown Alliance at www.DowntownBelAir.com.