Birmingham Ready for Small Business Saturday


Birmingham Ready for Small Business Saturday

Those who shop in Birmingham on Saturday, November 24 will enjoy special incentives while supporting the local economy. Small Business Saturday is a nationally recognized event dedicated to supporting small businesses across the country. Brand new this year, shoppers can earn Birmingham Bonus Bucks and attend the inaugural Birmingham Santa Walk to kick off the event.

On Saturday, November 24, Birmingham’s downtown shoppers will enjoy the following incentives:

– Children of all ages (and their parents) are invited to attend the 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 have first priority to visit Santa at the Santa House.

– Those who support the local economy on Small Business Saturday (November 24) can earn one $20 Birmingham Bonus Buck when they shop at a Birmingham Shopping District (BSD) shop or boutique (restaurants, salons and services do not qualify). Two hundred (or more) in spending earns shoppers one $20 BBB to be used at a BSD shop or boutique. Limit of one $20 BBB per person. Shoppers must personally visit the BSD tent at the corner of Maple and Old Woodward on November 24 to receive their BBB. The promotion begins at 10 a.m. and ends when the promotion maximum has been reached, or at 5 p.m. – whichever comes first. Find detailed information about Birmingham Bonus Bucks at

– Free Parking at parking structures in downtown Birmingham.

– Free Two-Hour Valet Parking (then $5 for each additional hour) at two locations: North Old Woodward at Hamilton, and South Old Woodward near Merrill (in front of Vinotecca)

– Santa House in Shain Park 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.

For detailed information about Small Business Saturday incentives, visit

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