Shop Local this Holiday Season
Updated: Nov 28, 2022
Small Business Saturday is just around the corner, and the gift-giving festivities will be here before you know it! This holiday season, ditch the Black Friday crowds at Target, and the Amazon ads that will get you to buy more than you needed to. Instead, support your local entrepreneurs and small businesses! By shopping locally, you're ensuring that the dollars you spend go back into your community, your purchase will produce significantly fewer carbon emissions, and will mean a great deal more to the shop owner! To make it easier to support small businesses near you, we've compiled (and are still adding to!) a list of holiday markets and gift guides across the Shenandoah Valley!
Windepdent Weekend in Downtown Winchester
Check out Old Town Winchester from November 25th-27th for extended hours and special offers at local stores.
Shop local in New Market and collect “passport” stamps for a prize! Participation is open from December 3rd to the 9th.
BeCardless Shop Local List
Make your holiday shopping easy and check out this list of women-owned small businesses in Harrisonburg!
Shop local in Downtown Harrisonburg on December 3rd from 12-6 pm.
Check out Harrisonburg Downtown Renisaance’s holiday gift guide (coming soon!)
Winter Sip & Shop at Hotel Madison
December 3rd from 11-4 pm, come sip while you shop and enjoy handmade and unique goods and treats from dozens of local artisans at Hotel Madison in Harrisonburg.
Holiday Art Market at The Perch
December 3rd & 4th from 9 am-3 pm in Harrisonburg
Every Tuesday-Saturday from 10 am-4 pm from now until January 14th.
The Walker Program Holiday Pop-Up Market
Shop all your favorite local businesses in one place, November 26th from 1-4 pm at the Bank of James in Lexington
In support of Small Business Saturday, Main Street Lexington is offering free gift wrapping on November 26 from 2-5 pm at The Gin Hotel Ballroom for purchases made downtown.
Check out your holiday shopping options in Lexington, Buena Vista, and Rockbridge County in this article.
Do you have a holiday market happening in your community or a gift guide for your business? Share it with us here, and we'll add it to our list!