THINK BIG – SHOP SMALL! Downtown Belmont!
In a world of big boxes, superstores and malls, Belmont’s downtown shops and eateries challenge holiday shoppers to “Think Big – Shop Small” this holiday season. Locally-owned small businesses, that is.
Historic Downtown Belmont offers a collection of over fifty unique specialty shops and eateries in a beautiful and charming small town setting. With treasured antiques, hand crafted pottery and jewelry, customized gifts, local wines and specialty foods, there are plenty of great choices for customers seeking one of a kind unique gifts. Boutiques, galleries, gift and novelty shops also provide a wonderful holiday selection wrapped up with exemplary customer service.
Share the full experience and love of Downtown Belmont with gift cards (offered at many shops, eateries, salon, and spas) to be redeemed in person at a later date for the perfect bonus to any gift.
From holiday themed special events to private parties at the three downtown event venues, Belmont continues to boast that certain historic small town charm with its beautiful buildings, attractive storefront window display, and bustling sidewalks day or night.
Feel good about shopping when you visit your favorite local downtown businesses and keep the holiday goodwill going. The shop small movement is less about competing with the big boxes and more about supporting the local community.
Did you know that approximately 73 percent of the money spent at locally owned businesses stays local, compared to 43 percent of the dollars spent at non-locally owned stores, and zero percent of money spent in other communities or online are retained in Belmont? So when you Shop Small this holiday season, you’ll not only find a unique gift, but you’ll be giving the gift of a sustainable community.
SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY – November 26
Downtown Belmont will be OPEN FOR BUSINESS for Small Business Saturday as businesses roll out the carpet with holiday merchandise, discounts, refreshments, and special promotions.
On Saturday, November 26, businesses throughout Downtown Belmont will celebrate Small Business Saturday. Created in 2010, Small Business Saturday encourages holiday shoppers to visit locally owned stores to check off their shopping lists.
This annual event falls on the first Saturday after Thanksgiving – or as some know it – the recovery day after Black Friday. But as Black Friday has crept into Turkey Day, Small Business Saturday offers more mindful shoppers a way to enjoy Thanksgiving and then support the local community two days later.
Belmont Christmas Village
December 9 | 6pm – 9 pm
Historic Downtown Belmont
Enjoy the carolers, hot chocolate, and cookies while you stroll down Main Street visiting the unique stores along the way. Guaranteed to snow!
Christmas Trolley | Horse Drawn Carriage | Hay Rides | Visits with Santa | Living Snow Globe
Holiday Calendar of Events
Date Event Time
Thanksgiving Day 5th Annual Run for the BCO 5k 8:30 am
Small Business Saturday All Day
Saturday Girls on the Run 5k 8:30 am
Monday Belmont Tree Lighting Ceremony 5:30 pm
Tuesday Belmont Christmas Parade 4 pm
Friday Belmont Christmas Village 6pm – 9 pm