It is a well-known, yet necessary evil that the weekend after Thanksgiving is one of the busiest shopping sprees of the year. What better way to burn off those gluttonous holiday calories than to dash from store to store while also knocking items off your gift list. While most people might be hitting the mall and battling the frenzied swarms of shoppers, we encourage you to explore Small Business Saturday on November 25th in quaint, charming Fairhaven where the atmosphere is a bit calmer and all your shopping money goes to supporting local, independent businesses.

In its 7th year, Small Business Saturday takes place the Saturday following Thanksgiving, alongside the second day of Fairhaven’s beloved Winterfest. In the spirit of the season, participating stores in the Holiday Open House will be offering treats and beverages. Then end your shopping day with an evening of music by Christmas carolers and musicians, horse-drawn carriage rides, visits for the kids with Father Christmas, and the lighting of the square’s giant Christmas tree.

Successful independent businesses keep communities unique, encourage quality and diversity in the market, and support the entrepreneurial spirit of local owners. Shop Small Business Saturday for gifts as diverse and extraordinary as you and your loved ones.