Good things come in small packages, but great things come from small businesses! Shopping small means investing in your Baltimore community. There are so many small businesses and business owners striving to reach their dreams. After a hard pandemic, shopping small this year on Small Business Saturday, which falls on November 27th, is even more critical than ever before.
With the holidays around the corner, try shopping at your local small business for gifts for loved ones or personal pick-me-up presents. Skip waiting for that package or standing in lines on Black Friday at the mall by checking out these small businesses right here in Baltimore, not too far from your home at Spinnaker Bay!
Upcoming Events Make it Easy to Shop Small in Baltimore
The Cross Street Holiday Market in Federal Hill will be open from 12 pm to 5 pm on Small Business Saturday! Their annual showcase of local markets, music, and menus is the perfect way to get into the holiday spirit and shop locally!
The Holiday Market Bazaar, in Belvedere Square, has a fun-filled afternoon planned for you and your friends! Local artisans and crafters line the streets while live music fills the air. You won't want to miss this 11 am to 2 pm event.
Baltimore Read Aloud, Tortuga Kombucha, Three Spice, Juicing with Jazz, Okay Everything, and Charm City Threads are only some of the confirmed vendors attending the Waverly Holiday Pop Up on Small Business Saturday. Take a stroll through their farmers market to grab some fresh local ingredients and shop for handmade holiday gifts on Baltimore's 32nd Street.
At Night Owl Gallery, refreshments will be served as you gaze on stunning art by Beth-Ann Wilson and more on Shop Small Saturday. With eclectic home decor, charm city gifts, original art, candles, and more, attending and shopping locally at this event will warm your heart and your home.
Harbor East Holiday Haul wants you to enjoy Black Friday, on November 26th from 11 am to 3 pm, without the rush and chaos of shopping mall stress. Visits from Santa, holiday treats, and live music from Chasing Autumn will completely change your Black Friday experience, right here in Harbor East. RSVP here!
Shop Small Beyond Small Business Saturday
If you’re out of town this Thanksgiving weekend, don’t fret! These December events are available for shopping small this holiday season. Christmas Village in Baltimore is an authentic German Christmas Market, hosting more than 50 local vendors and businesses. In its 8th annual season, this market is open from Thanksgiving Day until Christmas Eve!
Bits & Bobs x Cross Keys: Holiday Pop-Up Shop, is a one-stop holiday shop of local artisans and entrepreneurs stationed at 5100 Falls Road. Check them out on December 4th from 10 am to 2 pm.
Holiday Heap on December 4th is going on its 15th annual year of celebrating crafts presented by Charm City Craft Mafia. This free event does require proof of vaccination, so make sure to bring your covid-19 vaccine card before you shop!
And if the craziness of the Holiday season is taking up your entire schedule, gift cards to local stores and restaurants are a perfect shop small (time-saving) solution! Visit these local Harbor East retailers to pick up gift cards for friends or family.
There’s also plenty of ways to shop small in nearby Fells Point.
Black Friday shopping is made easy and checking off those holiday gift lists is effortlessly solved by Small Business Saturday and these marvelous events. Support your local community here in Harbor East and in Baltimore at large, while jumping into the holiday season!