Event Detail

Small Business Saturday


November 24 • Downtown Birmingham

Tackle your Holiday Shopping & Support Small Businesses!

Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses across the country. Shoppers are encouraged to enjoy extra perks and tackle their holiday shopping in Birmingham on Saturday, November 24th! Shopper incentives include:

- Free parking in structures
- Free two-hour valet parking (available 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.) at two locations: North Old Woodward at Hamilton, and South Old Woodward (in front of Vinotecca)
- Children of all ages (and their parents!) are invited to join us for our inaugural Birmingham Santa Walk on Saturday, November 24th at 9:30 a.m. Walkers will meet in the parking lot behind The Surnow Company at 320 Martin Street (southwest corner of Maple & Bates).  Kicking off the Small Business Saturday shopping extravaganza, this event will welcome Santa to town during a celebration complete with ringing sleigh bells, stops at various stores with giveaways, and concluding at Santa's quaint home in Shain Park. Children who participate in the Santa Walk will be among the first to visit Santa at the Santa House!  
- Opportunity to earn Birmingham Bonus Bucks (they're BACK!). See details below!
- Santa House OPEN from 10:30 a.m.* - 2:30 p.m. (after the Birmingham Santa Walk)
- Complimentary Horse-drawn Carriage Rides from 10:30 a.m.* - 2:30 p.m. (after the Birmingham Santa Walk)

- A chance to win the following Oakland County Prizes: $5,000; $2,000; $500 Southwest Airlines voucher! Follow these steps for a chance to win an Oakland County Prize: 1) Make a purchase at any Birmingham small business on Nov. 24 and save your receipt. 2) Text ShopTextWin to 41411 to receive a text message with a link to submit a shopper registration page. 3. If you win, you will receive a call from the Birmingham Shopping District regarding your prize! 
- A chance to win tickets to see  Rent, Play that Goes Wrong and Lightning Thief at the Fisher Theatre!

Thank You for Shopping Local!

Holiday Birmingham Bonus Bucks
Want to earn Holiday Birmingham Bonus Bucks (BBBs)? Here’s how:

  • Shoppers who support the local economy on Small Business Saturday (November 24th) can earn one $20 BBB when they shop at a BSD shop or boutique (restaurants, salons and services do not qualify).
  • $200 (or more) in spending earns shoppers one $20 BBB to be used at a BSD shop or boutique.
  • Limit of one $20 BBB awarded to each person.
  • Shoppers must personally visit the BSD tent at the corner of Maple and Old Woodward on November 24th (beginning at 10 a.m.) to receive their BBB. Shoppers will be asked to provide receipt(s) and photo identification. The promotion begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 24th and ends when promotion maximum has been reached, or at 5 p.m. - whichever comes first.
  • Individuals must apply for the BBB themselves and not on behalf of others.
  • Learn more about the program at www.ALLINBirmingham.com/BBB.
  • Exclusions include: restaurants, tax, tip, services, groceries, movies, memberships, fitness clubs, packaged alcohol, tobacco, pharmaceuticals, hair salons and hotel stays.
  • Birmingham Bonus Bucks must be redeemed in person for their full $20 value (no change will be given) during one purchase at a participating BSD shop or boutique (not redeemable at restaurants). Please note most (but not all) BSD stores and boutiques accept BBBs.
  • BBBs can be redeemed at participating BSD stores and boutiques through December 14, 2018. 
  • The BSD has the right to deny a claim or request further information on a transaction, as necessary.


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