Support Small and Shop Local after Thanksgiving

Join the merchants of Downtown Rochester for a two-day shopping event after Thanksgiving. This year Downtown Rochester is celebrating Plaid Friday and Small Business Saturday to encourage patrons to shop small and give big this holiday season. Plaid Friday and Small Business Saturday are days dedicated to strengthening the community by supporting local small businesses.

Plaid Friday takes place November 27, shoppers are encouraged to wear plaid and head to Downtown Rochester for a fun day of shopping! Plaid Friday celebrates the diversity and creativity of local and independent businesses. It is a fun alternative to the consumer frenzy of Black Friday. Shoppers will enjoy store discounts and promotions as well as a “Shopping with my Gnomies” selfie scavenger hunt. Find all six “Gnomies” hidden throughout businesses, take a selfie with each them and tag Downtown Rochester for your chance to win a $100 gift certificate.

Now in its eleventh year, Small Business Saturday serves as the ceremonial kickoff to the holiday shopping season for small businesses across the United States. Shoppers can enjoy discounts and promotions in Downtown Rochester. This year, Downtown Rochester is participating in Oakland County’s Small Business Saturday initiative. Holiday shoppers will be able to enter a picture of their receipt from a purchase made November 28 – December 5 at a small business in Oakland County are eligible to win $5,000.

In addition to Plaid Friday and Small Business Saturday, The Big, Bright Light Show will be aglow until January 3. The light show will run nightly from 5:00 p.m. until Midnight. Make sure to also check out the holiday window displays in town from November 16 – December 4. Stroll and see each window display with an opportunity to text-to-vote for this year’s winner. This year’s theme is Vintage Christmas.

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