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All the Details on Small Business Saturday in Wilmington, DE

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Photo Credit: https://www.gathersf.com/blog/2015/11/22/small-business-saturday-lip-bar-free-gifts-and-more

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Kick off the holiday season and make your weekend merry and bright by enjoying the Small Business Saturday festivities in Downtown Wilmington, DE. All the details and deals you will need for the entire day are below!

Parade:
The Wilmington Jaycees’ 55th Annual Christmas Parade will be held in conjunction with Small Business Saturday on November 24th. Start the shopping season by supporting local businesses that create jobs, boost our economy, and preserve neighborhoods around our country.

11AM Wilmington Jaycees Christmas Parade
www.wilmingtonjaycees.com

The Parade route beings at 5th and King Streets, and ends at Rodney Square. Children at the parade are encouraged to write a letter to Santa and drop it off when Santa passes along the parade route. (Children should provide their complete mailing address, including zip code, if they would like a reply.) The Wilmington Jaycees will work with Santa and his elves to make every effort to answer each letter.

Live Entertainment:
Enjoy live entertainment from 12PM-1:30PM at our Downtown businesses: 
LOMA CoffeeJessica Graae blends her folk-rock style and classical training to create haunting, soulful songs. Her “evocative, lush, exquisite vocals, accompanied by elegant and impressive guitar playing” create a “meditative backdrop” for her music.
Starbucks on MarketLisaJeanette is a folk/pop singer-songwriter and performer from Philadelphia.
Margaux RestaurantDavid Wilson is a singer/songwriter who blends folk, country, and americana music to create his original sound.

Restaurant & Small Business Specials:

#SHOPSMALL at our Downtown businesses after the parade and grab dinner while you're here! 

218 Grille: 25% off each order

Al's Sporting Goods: $10 off minimum purchase of $60 or $20 off minimum purchase of $110 with coupon. 

Delaware History Museum: Delaware History Museum will be open with “Pay what you wish” admission!

Ernest & Scott Taproom: 1/2 priced tacos and $3 coronas all day on Small Business Saturday 

Poppycock Tattoo: For every $100 gift certificate get an extra $25 added. Plus 10% off body piercings sale AND a fun $80 Sailor Jerry tattoo flash special only on Nov 24th!

Lafate Gallery: 50% OFF on Framed and Unframed Limited Edition Prints! Also, gift certificates as holiday "Art Class Gifts" to children & adults are available for purchase.

The Mill Space: SBS #shopsmall market from 9AM-1PM on the 4th floor of the Nemours building. Several small businesses will be offering anything from jewelry & apparel to services like photography. Following the close of the SBS market get access to the shop small social at Tonic Bar and Grille!

The Residences at Mid-town Park: Get ½ month free rent through the holiday.

Starbucks on Market & ResideBPG: FREE hot chocolate and coffee 
samples during the Christmas Parade outside of Starbucks!

Tonic Bar and Grille: Filet special for Small Business Saturday – 6oz for $20.00, 8oz for $24.00, and 10oz for $28.00 starting at 5pm and Happy Hour from 2pm-5pm!

The Sold Firm (1st floor at Artist Ave Station): Original artwork at Big Deals! 

UDairy Creamery: FREE Christmas sprinkles with any ice cream purchase for the parade. Plus $5 gift card for any $20 spent on Small Business Saturday! 

Stay Downtown all night long & enjoy the FREE LIGHT SHOW!!!
Our friends at The Grand Opera House, Wilmington DE will have a holiday-themed light show to add to the festivities on Small Business Saturday. Three different shows will take place at 5PM, 5:30PM & 6PM on November 24th! 

The Playhouse on Rodney Square
Cirque Dreams at 2PM
https://www.thegrandwilmington.org/productions/5640-cirque-dreams-holidaze 

The Queen
Ben LeRoy & The Snap at 8PM
http://www.thequeenwilmington.com/EventDetail?tmeventid=02005526AEF1A8AB&offerid=91241

Tell your friends you are attending by visiting the Facebook event.

Special Gifts and Experiences for Mom this Mother's Day in Wilmington

Mother's Day Wilmington, DE

Looking to wow you mom this Mother's Day? Look no further, our gift guide is full of ideas from experiences to unique gifts that will make this Mother's Day unforgettable. 

Experiences

Brandywine Treasure Trail Passport

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Photo Credit: @Reverberations

If mom loves history, gardening, or beautiful homes she will appreciate time with you exploring some of the best Delaware has to offer. Experience 12 amazing attractions at one incredible price with the Brandywine Treasure Trail Passport. 

High Tea at the Legendary HOTEL DU PONT

High Tea Hotel DU PONT

Showcasing specially created tea blends inspired by Longwood Gardens, Winterthur Estate, Nemours Mansion and Gardens and other neighboring Brandywine Valley museums, mansions, and gardens, take your mom back in time and linger with her while enjoying specialty tea, deserts and sandwiches in the recently renovated Green Room.

Make a Terrarium that will Remind Mom of You

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Hang out with mom and make her a gift that will continue to grow! The Delaware Contemporary Museum of Art is hosting a terrarium making class suitable for gardeners of all ages.

The Gift that Keeps on Giving- A Market Street Books Subscription

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Photo Credit: @MarketStreetBooks

There is nothing quite like the experience of diving into a good book. Market Street Book Club makes it even sweeter with a treat and savory tea with each carefully selected book. This is certainly the ultimate gift for any bookworm. 

Gift Ideas

A Stylish Gift from Trudy 

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Photo Credit: @Trudy_DE

If mom is a fashionista or you are and want to help her become one, the new story in Trolley, Trudy has something perfectly quirky and beautiful just for her.

Beautiful Bling from Morgan's of Delaware

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Photo Credit: @MorgansOfDelaware

Known for styling Delaware's elite, Morgan's of Delaware located right on Market Street also features beautiful jewelry your mom will treasure.

Cosmic Rose Tea from Brew HA HA

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Photo Credit: @BrewHaHaCafe

 

Encourage your mom to take some precious time for herself with Cosmic Rose & Dreamers Sympathy herbal tea blends from Brew HA HA!

Vintage Items from Spaceboy Clothing

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If your mom cannot get enough of antiques or vintage items, head into Spaceboy Clothing for an item she won't be able to find anywhere else!

Share what you ended up buying mom in Wilmington, DE by tagging us @downtownwilmde you may even become instafamous!