While Black Friday and Cyber Monday bring crowds to major retailers, Small Business Saturday is your chance to patronize a local business.
About 108 million people shopped small during last year's Small Business Saturday. On Nov. 24, 2018, local businesses are offering all sorts of deals, specials and promotions to get shoppers in the door.
Here's where you can shop:
Maryland Christmas Show
797 East Patrick St. Frederick, Maryland
Nov. 23 to 24 from 10 a.m. to 6 p..m, Nov. 25 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Maryland Christmas Show costs $8 for adults and $4 for children.
Bethesda Row Artists & Fleas
Saturday at 11 a.m. to Sunday at 6 p.m.
Meet crafters and makers while getting some holiday shopping done in Bethesda.
Shop at participating businesses for a stamp in your small business passport. After collecting six stamps, you can turn in your entry for a gift basket giveaway. Pick up a passport in the lobby of the Laurel Municipal Center (8103 Sandy Spring Road).
More than 50 stores around Old Town and Del Rey are ready for shoppers on Saturday. The Elf Prize Patrol will surprise shoppers with giveaways from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Torpedo Factory Art Center will host special activities and a postcard pop-up is taking over Penny Post on King Street. Metered parking is free for the day.
Vienna Small Business Saturday
Browse stores' holiday windows and enjoy special giveaways at a number of shops in Vienna. Bards Alley is bringing in guest booksellers and has free gifts for anyone who spends more than $50; John Edwards Hair Design is offering 40 percent off facials and Fosters Grilel is giving away a $10 gift card with the purchase of a $10 gift card.
DC Brau Holiday Market
Saturday, Nov. 24 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. (GA) or 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. (VIP)
The DC Brau Holiday Market transforms the brewery into a one-day craft marketplace with music, food and beer. The brewery is releasing Sugar Leaf IPA and Wake Up in the Future Imperial Stout to celebrate. VIP tickets cost $10 and get you early admission.
Van Ness Holiday Pop-Up
3178 Bladensburg Road NE, Washington, DC
12 p.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 24 to 25, Dec. 1 to 2, Dec. 8 to 9
Van Ness Holiday Pop-Up Shop and Olde City Christmas Tree Farm is a one-stop shop for handmade gifts and your Christmas tree! Activities include gingerbread making, Santa photo ops and carolers.
Holiday Pop-Ups at Kimpton Hotels
2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Kimpton Mason & Rook Hotel (1430 Rhode Island Ave NW, Washington, D.C.) hosts Godet Woodworking; Kimpton Topaz Hotel (1733 N St NW, Washington, D.C.) brings in JSquared Candle Co and Kimpton Hotel Monaco (700 F St NW, Washington, D.C.) showcases Comarca Lagunera's Postcards from Washington, D.C.
Shop Made in DC
1330 19th Street NW, Washington, D.C.
A portion of each purchase will benefit Made to Market Curriculum Scholarships, which aim to get more businesses retail ready.