NOVEMBER 24, 2020 — As part of the holiday shopping season, Downtown Ithaca invites you to participate in Give Big When You Shop Small Weekend in its shops and boutiques this weekend, Nov. 27-Nov. 30. While shoppers were encouraged to start their holiday shopping earlier and support the local businesses all season long, each day of Give Big When You … Read More
Plaid Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cider Monday provide fun downtown holiday shopping experience ITHACA NY NOVEMBER 19, 2019 — The holiday shopping season is upon us, and Downtown Ithaca will kick off this spirited time of year by presenting three fun themed shopping days where many of downtown’s locally owned and operated specialty shops and businesses will offer special deals, … Read More
Cider Monday is tasty alternative to Cyber Monday.
During Cider Monday, visitors who come downtown to shop inside brick-and-mortar retail stores around the district can enjoy perks like complimentary cider while they shop for gifts, smiling faces, personalized customer service, complimentary gift wrapping, special offers and special cider tastings by local cider makers.
“When money is spent at independent locally owned businesses, the money stays here and strengthens the economic base of where we live. Plus, patrons should support these specialty businesses because they contribute to the character of our community by offering exclusive shopping and dining options,” says Gary Ferguson, executive director of the Downtown Ithaca Alliance (DIA).