Small Business Saturday, started in 2010 to encourage consumers to shop in their small local stores rather than national chains and big box stores.
This year Small Business Saturday is back and bigger than ever when more than 50 independently-owned boutiques in Old Town Alexandria and Del Ray will offer special in-store activities. The Elf Prize Patrol returns from 11AM until 1PM offering shoppers with surprise giveaways in Old Town as well as Del Ray. You can enjoy free parking at parking meters, pop-up musical and DJ performances and special activities at the Torpedo Factory Art Center.
Alexandria Restaurant Partners is also offering 10 percent off your total restaurant bill with a receipt from a local business. Alexandria Restaurant Partners restaurants include Vola’s Dockside Grill, Mia’s Italian Kitchen, The Majestic, Joe Theismann’s Restaurant & Bar and Lena’s Wood-Fired Pizza & Tap.
And don’t forget Museum Store Sunday with Alexandria museum stores featuring unique and historically-inspired gifts with special offers and seasonal refreshments.