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Shop Small & Make a Big Impact on the Local Economy

Updated: Nov 21, 2021

Save the Date! November 27 is Small Business Saturday in Scranton

As part of Scranton Tomorrow's Light Up Downtown Scranton holiday campaign, Downtown Scranton businesses will celebrate Small Business Saturday on November 27 to encourage everyone in the community to support locally-owned businesses this holiday season.

What is Small Business Saturday?

Small Business Saturday is a day to support local businesses that create jobs, boost the economy, and preserve neighborhoods around the country. American Express created this national movement to increase sales for small businesses across the country. Downtown Scranton shops and restaurants have participated in Small Business Saturday for more than a decade. When you shop small, your purchases make a big impact on the local economy.

Where can I find participating businesses?

Participating businesses will offer special promotions and unique gifts in dozens of shops and eateries in the Downtown Scranton Business District, including:

Spread the joy!

Shoppers are encouraged to spread the joy on social media using #shopsmall, #smallbiz, #shoplocal.

Don't stop now - we're just getting started!

Shopping small doesn't end with Small Business Saturday because local shops and eateries are participating in 'Tis the Season Sundays and Cyber Monday, too!

Click here for a list of Downtown Scranton businesses open on Sundays throughout the holiday season, and click here to find Downtown Scranton businesses participating in Cyber Monday.

Small Business Saturday in Downtown Scranton is part of Light Up Downtown Scranton, our annual campaign designed to encourage everyone to support local during the holiday season.


Thank You!

We are grateful for the support of our Light Up Downtown Scranton sponsors

and media partners for making our annual holiday campaign possible.

Light Up Downtown Scranton is a project of Scranton Tomorrow

presented by:


Tony Patte

Mary Theresa Patterson

Media Partners

Happy Holidays!

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