Small Business Saturday and the holiday season are upon us! After Thanksgiving on Saturday, November 26, celebrate the day dedicated to shopping local businesses in your area from restaurants, shops, and services.

Shop and dine small to support your local favorites, and in turn, your community! Spending money on small-owned businesses in your community will only further benefit the area. Small Business Saturday also comes at a very opportune time — at the spark of the holiday season! Up your gift-giving game with unique gifts that have a story behind them for your loved ones.

Read through the happenings of small businesses below in the various one-of-a-kind areas of Philly to visit this holiday and during the gifting season.

Beyond our suggested shop stops below, Philly Happenings also has a #LOVELOCAL Local Business Guide for more tips on the happening places near you!

Women Shopping in City Center


Visit the bustling young area of Manayunk with over 50 local businesses that have something for everyone! The neighborhood is kicking off the holiday on Small Business Saturday and is inviting you to join them.

Got a sweet tooth? Visit Tubby Tobot for discounted t-shirts and take-home pints to snuggle up with at home. Stop in at Lila Philadelphia to get in the holiday spirit with their Nutcracker theme and receive a surprise gift and custom-themed sugar cookies with every purchase! For those looking for beauty products, sip on mulled wine or spiced cider while you do so at TruBeauty Concepts and get 20% off any purchase.

For those that are fitness lovers or are looking to get back in the gym, Never Give Up is offering 20 % off personal training and classes for new clients.

For these deals and more, visit Manayunk this weekend!


Right on Germantown Avenue, find ARTrageous Brush and Flow’s Paint & Create Small Business Saturday event! Bring friends and family to learn the painting process by creating a mini painting to take home. Participants can also paint ornaments, a mini canvas, or ceramic to gift. Enjoy free drinks, music, and giveaways throughout the day, open from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Get tickets here!

Northern Liberties

Visit the trendy and happening neighborhood of Northern Liberties, which is home to fun shops, galleries, craft beer halls, the Liberties Walk, and more!

On Small Business Saturday, find Ray’s Reusables for an in-store pop-up shop trifecta, including Vellum Street and Linear Beauty. All Ray’s rewards members will receive double rewards points for any purchases made! Also, be sure to find Penn Herb to see the demos from Mitchell’s Medicinals, Europharma, and Wishgarden Herbs. Shoppers receive $10 off any purchase of $50 or more, and $20 off any purchase of $100 or more on both Black Friday and Small Business Saturday.  Additionally, if you’re feeling lucky, enter the raffles for a chance to win Penn Herb gift cards, herbal swag, and more!

Port Richmond

Experience The Block Church’s Holiday Market in honor of Small Business Saturday! From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. shop several pop-ups of local artists, creatives, and entrepreneurs. Buy locally-made gifts for your loved ones during the holiday season! It’s free to attend and the event will also be serving hot chocolate, delicious bites, and live music.

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