Small Business Saturday

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Small Business Saturday 

Shop Small and Buy Local with Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd. (ADP) and Anchorage Economic Development Corporation (AEDC) on Small Business Saturday!

Every year, we team up with American Express and our local business community to create an impactful day for Small Business Saturday. This year, we’re expanding the campaign to cover local businesses all over Anchorage!

How? We ask our member businesses to provide discounts and specials for Shop Small. We create a map showing each participating location and your special for the day and market the information to the city of Anchorage! Since we’re also including non-member businesses this year from outside of downtown Anchorage, any Alaska-owned retail business in Anchorage is encouraged to sign up!

The shoppers can bring their receipts to the Small Business Saturday booth in Town Square Park at the Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony that evening, and they can be entered to win a family-four pack of tickets to Cirque Dreams Holidaze at the Performing Arts Center presented by Anchorage Concert Association AND 2 roundtrip tickets with Alaska Airlines. The winner will be drawn that evening after the lighting of Anchorage’s Holiday tree!


Check out the AMAZING specials that YOU can participate in on November 30th! The map of the locations will be coming soon! For now, peruse what will be available and start planning your day of shopping and supporting our local businesses in Anchorage! 

On the 30th of November, downtown Anchorage is participating in Shop Small, Small Business Saturday, a nationwide event put on by American Express to promote shopping at local small businesses! Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd. is the official neighborhood champion for downtown Anchorage, and we are gathering downtown’s small businesses to offer deals, specials and more!

This year, Small Business Saturday will end with the Holiday Tree Lighting in Town Square Park! It will be a day to celebrate in downtown Anchorage full with shopping, festive window decorations and lights, discounts in local downtown restaurants, coffee shops and cafes, and of course ending with the lighting of Anchorage’s Holiday Tree. It truly will be a day to celebrate!

How Do You Participate?

By shopping small in downtown Anchorage of course! If you make a purchase at a participating business from the ADP Shop Small Map, bring your receipt to the Shop Small and Anchorage Downtown Partnership tent at Holiday Tree Lighting in Town Square On November 30th from 5:00 – 7:30pm. You will receive a Shop Small Tote, discounts to upcoming shows at the Performing Arts Center and be entered to win 2 round-trip Alaska Airlines tickets! We will be drawing the winner at the end of the event at 7:30pm. You do not have to be present to win.

Be sure to take a photo with yourself while shopping in downtown Anchorage on the 30th and label with  #ShopSmall and #shopsmallanchorage – Happy Shopping Anchorage!