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Shift Your Shopping Weekend in Downtown
November 23, 2018
One event on November 24, 2018 at 12:00am
One event on November 26, 2018 at 12:00am
The holiday shopping season is upon us, and Downtown Ithaca will kick off this special time of year by presenting Shift Your Shopping Weekend.
Three fun themed shopping days where many of downtown’s locally owned and operated specialty shops and businesses will offer special deals, contests, activities, demonstrations, cider tastings, and more to their customers. These 3 days are Plaid Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cider Monday!
Enjoy Free Parking on the streets & in the garages during Shift Your Shopping Weekend !
Parking is free starting Wednesday, Nov. 21st (garages – 8pm, streets – 6pm) and going through Sunday night. Metered parking will resume Monday, Nov. 26th morning.
PLAID FRIDAY – Fri. Nov. 23rd
Plaid Friday is tamer and much more pleasurable alternative shopping experience when compared to the day’s national big-box shopping frenzy known as Black Friday where crowds of people stampede through the stores looking for deals on merchandise that are available in limited supply.
During Plaid Friday in downtown Ithaca, patrons can leisurely stroll through downtown’s shops and enjoy the added value of amenities such as complimentary gift wrapping or browse for specialty gifts, many of which are one-of-a-kind, handcrafted items created by highly skilled local artisans.
SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY – Sat. Nov. 24th
Now in its 8th year, this nationwide initiative provides an opportunity for patrons to demonstrate their support for local businesses and the community. During Small Business Saturday, many downtown shops may offer special deals and some stores will be distributing “Shop Small” canvas bags (while supplies last) to their customers.
CIDER MONDAY – Mon. Nov. 26th
A tasty alternative to Cyber Monday where shoppers may receive complimentary cider samples as they look for gifts in downtown’s stores and enjoy other perks and benefits like smiling faces, personalized customer service, complimentary gift wrapping, discounts and special cider tastings by local cider makers.