Shop Small Business Saturday

November 25th, 2017

On the 25th of November, Downtown Anchorage is participating in Shop Small Business Saturday, a nationwide event put on by American Express to promote shopping at local small businesses! Anchorage Downtown Partnership is the official neighborhood champion for Downtown Anchorage, and we are gathering Downtown’s small businesses to offer deals, specials and more including clues to a Shop Small Scavenger Hunt that lead you to WINNING a grand prize! Every day is a big day for small businesses. Help make Small Business Saturday the biggest day yet.

Anchorage Downtown Partnership is the official neighborhood champion for Downtown Anchorage! We are gathering all small, local businesses in the downtown area and are rallying them to help bring awareness to Shop Small Business Saturday on November 25th. We have asked each participating business to provide a special or discount the day of.

This year’s activities include (this is a tentative schedule and is subject to change):

1) Coupon Tote Bags; 11/24, 5:15-7:30pm (Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony)
2) Shop Small Pancake Feed; 11/25 9:30 am
2) Welcome Station; 11/25, 11-3 pm
3) Scavenger Hunt; 11/25,11-3 pm
4) Shop Small Saturday Specials; 11/25, All-Day

Coupon Tote Bags; Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony

The event will kick off Friday, November 24th at the AT&T Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony in Town Square at 5:15 p.m. Come to the Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony, and collect your very own Shop Small tote filled with prizes, exclusive deals from local small businesses, and a map of participating merchants. The Shop Small Map will also be printed in the Anchorage PRESS and made available online on our website, Facebook, and twitter! *Get your totes with Shop Small Deals here for additional coupons and deals for shopping on the 25th inside each tote!*

Shop Small Pancake Feed

Bring the family down to our pancake feed to kick off your day of shopping small. Tickets to this event are $10 for all you can eat pancakes. Location TBD.

Shop Small Saturday Welcome Station

On the morning of November 25th, join us at our Shop Small Welcome Station to kick off the day of shopping and great deals. Come grab some free Kaladi Brothers coffee, hot chocolate, and cookies from Midnight Sun Cafe in the lobby of the 4th Avenue Market Place from 11am-3pm. Copies of The Shop Small Map will also be available. Don’t miss watching A Charlie Brown Christmas, which will play every half hour in the Alaska Experience Theater.

Shop Small Scavenger Hunt

  • Clues for the Shop Small Scavenger Hunt will be given about each participating small business, on the Scavenger Hunt map.
  • It will be YOUR job to find the correct answer to at least 7 clues while you’re making your way from business to business.
  • Return your completed scavenger hunt map to the Shop Small Welcome Station in the 4th Marketplace BEFORE 3pm!
  • We will draw the winner just after 3pm! Out of the completed maps, one lucky winner will be drawn to win a grand prize.

The 2017 Official Small Business Saturday Map 



2017 Shop Small Specials



This is definitely an amazing day you don’t want to miss! So, support your community and snag some great deals while doing it. We’ll see you on Saturday!


Questions? Contact us at 279-5650, or email at

 The Anchorage PRESS will also be printing our official participating business Shop Small map and showcasing the specials for event goers the weekend of.