Discover, Celebrate and Support Small Businesses
Kick off holiday gift buying on November 24 by shopping small
GEORGETOWN, KY – NOVEMBER 6, 2018 – Small Business Saturday, set for Nov. 24 this year, is an opportunity to discover, celebrate and support small businesses. American Express launched the promotion in 2010 to encourage people across the country to support small, local businesses. Nearly four dozen independently-owned businesses are located in downtown Georgetown, including shops, boutiques, art galleries and antique stores; restaurants and other eateries; salons; even an Irish pub and a small-batch bourbon hub.
In one visit to this picturesque and walkable Victorianesque downtown, shoppers can check off every item on their holiday lists, make creative and unusual gifts at a workshop, recharge over a leisurely lunch or dinner or with a quick snack from one of several sweets shop, get a holiday hairdo, and finish out the day with a nightcap of Irish whiskey or a bourbon tasting straight from the barrel.
Locally-owned Georgetown shops offer art, jewelry, scrapbooking supplies, home décor and accessories, candles, apparel, handcrafted gifts, designer handbags, toys and more. Locally-owned eateries serve unfussy home cooking, fine dining and everything in between. Several confectionaries cater to the sweet tooth with donuts, cupcakes, cookies and other confections.
“Historic downtown Georgetown is a shopper’s delight, especially when approaching the holidays. All of our businesses light their storefronts up with cheerful decorations and offer some of the best deals around,” said Lori Saunders, executive director of Georgetown/Scott County Tourism. “No matter the season, our small businesses are what make our downtown so charming.”
Small shop Saturday, and year-round
Georgetown’s small businesses have helped to create a thriving downtown district crowded with distinctive one-of-a-kind shops and boutiques: Seeds and Saplings children’s clothing boutique, Miss Behaven, Georgetown Antique Mall, Maime’s Fine Wine and Gifts, Heirlooms & Gretchen’s stained glass studio, Em+Me Boutique, Birdsong Quilting and Crafts, Simple Charm, Adorabelles, Fine Art Editions Gallery & Press and the Robert Clark Gallery – featuring the works of equine photographer John Stephen Hockensmith and the equine paintings of Robert Clark respectively.
Shop Small and Small Business Saturday help to support local economies and promote vibrant, diverse communities. They are also part of a nationwide movement fueled by shoppers, business owners and organizers who come together and celebrate the community. Taking part in Small Business Saturday and shopping and dining at favorite local places throughout the year lets locals and visitors show their support for small businesses and make a positive impact in the community.
Sightsee ‘small’ at seasonal events
In addition to shopping small, visitors can “sightsee small” – Georgetown is pure small-town charm, especially during the holidays, and has a number of events planned for the Christmas season. Southern Lights Holiday Festival takes place Nov. 16-Dec. 31 at the Kentucky Horse Park. Home for the Holidays is planned for Dec. 1 and includes Georgetown’s annual Christmas tree lighting and parade, activities and open houses – the perfect time to start or finish holiday shopping.
Georgetown’s new United Fine Arts Academy performs “Peter Pan,” Nov. 3-4. The Actors Playhouse of Georgetown presents “Cinderella,” Dec. 7-9. Ward Hall Candlelight Tours show off one of the nation’s finest Greek Revival-style mansions, Dec. 7-9 and 14-19.
To see all the shops, restaurants, galleries and attractions in Georgetown, visit www.GeorgetownKy.com.