November 19, 2021

Guide to Small Business Saturday Shopping and Events North of Boston

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It’s almost time for #SmallBusinessSaturday. Couched between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Small Business Saturday encourages holiday shoppers to #staylocal and support the businesses that are right there in their own towns. Many small businesses in North Shore communities rely on profits from shopping holidays to thrive, and small business Saturday helps point people in the right direction.

Here is a list of Small Business Saturday events happening North of Boston on Saturday, November 27th. If you are hosting an event or want a listing in this guide, send us a message with the subject “Small Biz Saturday” to

Events and Happenings

Holiday Artists Market at Old Town Hall, Salem

Event Description: Salem Arts Association and Creative Collective is pleased to invite you to our 9th Annual Holiday Artists’Market At Salem Old Town Hall

We are planning a festive market with live music and a seasonal theme featuring a variety of local artisans and crafters offering original fine art, unique gifts, and hand-made housewares to delight yourself or gift to others.

This project was funded in part through Salem Main Streets by the City of Salem and U.S. Economic Development Administration.

Small Business Saturday with Beverly Main Streets 2021

Event Description: Small Business Saturday is November 27, 2021. Downtown retailers will have free Shop Small tote bags (while supplies last) and special offers on Small Business Saturday, November 27. We encourage you to Shop Small every day and support our downtown businesses. Hours vary by location.

Ride the Holiday Trolley with The Good Witch of Salem

Event Description: Join the Good Witch of Salem on a quest to find the Gingerbread Man aboard the Holiday Trolley! The race through dJoin the Good Witch of Salem on a quest to find the Gingerbread Man aboard the Holiday Trolley! The race through downtown Salem will begin at The Good Witch of Salem with a story-time all about the Gingerbread Man! Attendees will take part and interact with the story through the use of motions, props, and baking tools.

Small Biz Saturday Market at Notch Brewing, Salem

Event Description: Come celebrate and support local small and micro businesses at this holiday market hosted by Notch Brewing and Hear Me Roar Artists. This sip and shop market will feature over 40 vendors!. What better way to show love for local than on Small Business Saturday?!

Open Studio & Holiday Sale by Kat Maus Haus Illustration & Design

Event Description: FREE EVENT – Registration is optional but appreciated for attendance estimate.

Kat Maus Haus Illustration & Design will be opening their studio on Cabot Street in Beverly, MA for a Small Business Saturday Holiday Sale. Special guest Kate Mac Ceramics will also be selling their incredible handmade pieces which are only available a few times a year.

They’ll be hosting a raffle for prizes from their businesses, and to top it off, treats from Source Bakery, another Beverly-based, woman-owned business, will be available to nibble on while you shop 🍪

Come explore this beautiful seaside town and shop small with us this holiday season! ❄️

Small Biz Saturday Market at Granite Coast Brewing

Event Description: Granite Coast Brewing wants to help small businesses and from-home businesses. Register for a table for our Small Business Market on Saturday, November 27th! Tables are FREE and first-come-first-served!

8am Arrive and set up…coffee and donuts on us! 9am-12pm doors open to the public

4th Annual Holiday Marketplace at Finz

Event Description: Join Finz for the 4th annual Holiday Marketplace taking place at Finz Seafood and Grill and Sea Level Oyster Bar 11/27 11am to 3pm. They will be hosting 30 vendors featuring hand crafted items. A perfect way to start your holiday shopping.

Shopping Saturdays! by Porter Mill Studios

Event Description: Select Porter Mill artists will be open for shopping this holiday season! Join us on Saturdays November 13 thru December 18 from 12 to 4pm. Shop local this season and score handmade gifts for friends and family! Follow us on Instagram for more info!

Small Business Saturday Art Market at Western Avenue

Event Description: This holiday season, places are experiencing supply chain issues, and things are on backorder, but shopping local is always in stock. Support some of your favorite artists by kicking off your holiday shopping at the Creative Soul of Lowell. This indoor Small Business Saturday Art Market is a more intimate event than our usual Open Studios and a small preview of what to expect during our upcoming Holiday Open Studios.

Small Business Saturday at Bow, Somerville

Event Description: Join us for an all-day pop-up market for Small Business Saturday on Saturday, November 27th. Tiny Turns Paperie and Bloom Collective have invited over 30 local makers popping up all around the market along with the 20+ businesses that are always here at Bow!

There will be a special raffle of gifts and give aways from Bow Market businesses sponsored by @discoverusq.

Small Business Promotions

Moody’s Home and Gifts

At Moody’s you’ll receive a Free Gift for every $50 purchase from Fri 11/26 – Mon 11/29, both In-store and online.

Die With Your Boots On

Die With Your Boots On is offering 30% off storewide going for Small Biz Saturday, and we have 2 very special drag performances happening at our Church St shop at 3pm and 6pm that day. Plus, their gift card scavenger hunt is back, customers who find a gift card in the store on Small Biz Sat get to keep it!

Savor Designs/Salem Bespoke Boutique

Come into Salem Bespoke Boutique in downtown Salem on Small Biz Saturday for $5 off Witch Hats Sat 11/27 only!

Witch City Wicks!

Promotion Description: Get a head start on your holiday shopping and shop local! Browse our hand-crafted candles, curated book selections, jewelry, home decor and other unique gift ideas.
Receive 20% off a purchase of $50 or more and enter to win a $100 gift card!
A limited quantity of reusable Witch City Wicks bags will also be available with purchase.

Creative Collective’s 2021 #StayLocal Campaign

Initiative encourages community to shop small and support local small businesses this November and December

It’s time for #StayLocal2021 – follow the hashtag for the best of local eats, drinks, experiences, and shopping North of Boston.

The approaching Holiday season is putting people in the shopping, eating, and drinking mood as small businesses across the North Shore are gearing up for the busiest time of the year. Following up the successful 2020 #StayLocal campaign, Creative Collective is launching #StayLocal2021, encouraging individuals to shop and support small this upcoming holiday season. Learn more.