In a recent city council meeting, Fairfax City has embraced the tradition of celebrating Small Business Saturday, setting it for the Saturday after Thanksgiving, November 25 this year. The event, coordinated by Fairfax City Economic Development in partnership with local business associations, will feature a Welcome Station at Old Town Square. This initiative supports local small businesses and kicks off the holiday shopping season.
Since its inception in 2010, Small Business Saturday has been a key event for local businesses across the U.S. Fairfax City proudly takes up the mantle of Neighborhood Champion, highlighting the vital role of small businesses in the community.
The Welcome Station, located at Old Town Hall, offers a festive experience from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. Activities include treats, giveaways, photos with Santa, and letter writing to Santa. Shoppers who support participating businesses until December 5 can enter a draw for Fairfax City Flex eGift Cards.
Moreover, Mayor Catherine Read will be visiting various local businesses, starting her journey at the Welcome Station. Clues about her next stops will be shared on social media, and the first shopper to find her wins a Flex Card.
Tara Borwey of Fairfax City Economic Development and Jennifer Rose of the Central Fairfax Chamber of Commerce emphasize the event’s significance in promoting local businesses and offering unique shopping experiences. Tess Rollins from the Old Town Fairfax Business Association highlights the day as a time for community support and relationship building with neighborhood businesses.
For more details about Small Business Saturday in Fairfax City, visit their website and don’t miss the Welcome Station at Old Town Hall on November 25.