Show Some Love to Baltimore Vendors and Shop Small

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Show Some Love to Baltimore Vendors and Shop Small

November 16, 2021

What does it mean to shop small? It means supporting the local, small businesses in your community and investing not only in the success of that business but the success of your neighbors, community, and city. Small Business Saturday falls on November 27 this year. Take this opportunity to ditch the big-name stores and buy a unique good from a local Baltimore business as a holiday gift for a friend or family member, or just as a gift to yourself! 

While shopping small is important every year, it’s more crucial than ever that we support small businesses this year. The COVID-19 pandemic has hurt small businesses, and they need our help this year to make up for their losses. Additionally, with the current disruptions in the supply chain due to the pandemic, it makes sense to shop small to avoid online packages arriving after the holidays. 

Check out these local events happening on Small Business Saturday in Baltimore, all not too far from your home here at 1305 Dock Street:

Big Ways to Shop Small

Cross Street Holiday Market

Cross Street Market, located in Federal Hill, is one of the oldest public markets in the country. On Small Business Saturday, they’re kicking off their annual showcase of some of the best local makers in the city. This event is more than just shopping and picking up the best unique gifts for your friends and family, it’s an afternoon-long event where you’ll listen to music and enjoy amazing holiday food!

Holiday Market Bazaar

Get in the holiday spirit on Small Business Saturday by heading over to Belvedere Square’s Holiday Market Bazaar! Located in the Cross Keys neighborhood, this event will feature local artists, crafters, and makers from whom you can buy the perfect gifts for your loved ones. Additionally, the event will come complete with live music and food from the tenants of Belvedere Square. 

Waverly Holiday Pop Up 

Spend your morning or afternoon in Waverly at the Waverly Holiday Pop Up! Taking place at 32nd Street Farmers Market, dozens of local artisans, crafters, makers, and farmers market vendors will gather at this event to present you with amazing food to take home with you and gifts for the holiday season. 

Shop Small Saturday at the Night Owl Gallery

Another way to spend your Small Business Saturday is with the Night Owl Gallery. Stop by the gallery to support some amazing local artists like Bombs Question Mark Candle Makers and Brittany Herbinko and enjoy the refreshments that will be served while you shop!

Out of Town for Thanksgiving Weekend?
You can still shop small at these other events:

Christmas Village in Baltimore

Christmas Village in Baltimore is an ongoing event that is taking place over the next couple of months, so take some time when you have a chance to check it out! Spend the day at Inner Harbor to knock out your Christmas shopping while supporting local small businesses and enjoying some of Europe’s favorite seasonal dishes at this authentic German Christmas market. 

Bits & Bobs x Cross Keys: Holiday Pop-Up Shop

Bits & Bobs, a pop-up marketplace for local vendors, makers, and artisans, will be doing a pop-up shop on December 4th in Cross Keys! Over 50 local businesses will be at this event, so you’ll definitely be able to find something perfect for everyone on your Christmas shopping list!

Holiday Heap 

On Saturday December 4th, Charm City Craft Mafia is presenting their annual Holiday Heap Craft Fair in Charles Village! Purchase and peruse the handmade and local goods that will be on display during the day-long event. 

Don’t Have Time to Pick the Perfect Gift?

A great and efficient way to shop small is to purchase gift cards to local restaurants and shops for your friends and families. Here are some of the best places located near 1305 Dock Street to purchase gift cards:

Also, be sure to shop small at the local businesses near you with the Fells Point Neighborhood Directory.

Show Us How You’re Shopping Small!

Snap a pic of your small business shopping adventures and tag us, @1305dockstreet, on Instagram!


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