The 2017 Shop Small Saturday Holiday Market
WatertownFirst encourages everyone to shop local at the Paddock Arcade and Downtown Watertown this holiday season. Enjoy a very special selection of vendors, the quaint shops, hot chocolate, local carolers, pictures with Santa Claus, and more! Get ready to shop downtown and the Paddock Arcade - America’s oldest indoor mall. Partnerships and sponsorships are being solicted at this time; message WatertownFirst on Facebook for information.
Interested in Being a Vendor?
Please message WatertownFirst on Facebook with your business name, address, email and phone number for an application, or download one below. Spaces are exclusive to local and independent businesses or crafters. National franchises, affiliates, and direct sales consultants do not fit within the mission of WatertownFirst and are not eligible for vendor space. This includes but is not limited to Scentsy, 31, It Works, Mary Kay, Origami Owl, Pink Zebra, Herbalife, Avon, and LuLaRoe.
Download the 2017 Holiday Market Vendor Form here.
WatertownFirst is a not-for-profit network of locally-owned independent businesses and individuals dedicated to building a sustainable local economy by encouraging citizens to “Buy Local and Live Local.” As an organization of community-minded individuals and independent businesses, our mission is to create a thriving local economy by working together to maximize the potential of local businesses.
How to make the most of Small Business Saturday
Open Your Doors
Even if you’re not normally open on Saturday, there isn’t a better day to make yourself available to your customers than Shop Local Saturday. We’ll be driving Watertown consumers to all locally owned businesses Saturday, November 25th, but it’s up to you to make sure they can shop!
Get the Word Out
Tell your customers about Shop Local Saturday. “Like” our Facebook page and share it. Include a tidbit in your regular advertising mentioning the day. Let anyone and everyone know that they should stop in!
Make it Special
Have a flash sale for the day, offer food or drink specials for Shop Local Saturday customers, or maybe even have some live entertainment! Plan a discount or event to make the day fit your business and get people excited.
Reach out to your business neighbors and professional network to entice them to bring the spirit of Shop Local Saturday to their own storefront. The more the merrier!
Join the Movement
Excited to jump in? We are going to be circulating a flyer listing all participating downtown businesses, and what they are planning for the day. A contribution of $20 gets you on the flyer and mentioned in our media campaign. More excited than that? Becoming a member of WatertownFirst ensures we can keep the event going every year!