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"Shop Small" this Saturday

Ladies Night Block Party to bring over 30 local vendors together


November 25, 2021

Thanksgiving ends and Christmas begins, which means the time has come to start looking for gifts for your loved ones. This weekend brings an opportunity to not just get a head start, but also support your local community and its small businesses.

November 27 is Small Business Saturday ®, a national shopping holiday that the Sundance Chamber of Commerce has promoted since 2016. As well as a day-long promotional event that offers a chance to win prizes by filling out your punch card through local purchases, the event will culminate in the much-anticipated annual Ladies’ Night Block Party.

Every Saturday after Thanksgiving, Small Business Saturday aims to encourage people to “Shop Small” by spreading awareness of why it’s so important to a community. From keeping your money at work in your own town to supporting your friends and neighbors, “Shop Small” is a way to help build your own community.

The Punch Card Raffle will be going on throughout the day in celebration of this concept. Throughout the day, purchases of over $5 in Sundance retail establishments will get you a punch for your card, ten of which are needed to complete it.

Cards can then be turned in at any participating retailer or Sundance State Bank by December 1, and a drawing will be held during the Lighted Parade for a chance to win $250 in Sundance Bucks.

The evening’s block party will bring plenty more opportunities to fill out your card – and to pick up those early Christmas gifts or a few treats for yourself.

Start out at the Sundance State Bank meeting room to buy your ticket or check in with your previously purchased ticket, available at a discount from Wild West Espresso or Serendipity Floral. Pick up your wine glass, Small Business Saturday punch card and shopping bag, then fill your glass and head out to begin your shopping experience.

You’ll be able to plan your route around ten local businesses, including the 1875 Gallery, Old Stoney Business and Cultural Center, Anomaly Sales & Boutique, Bruce Speidel Gallery, First American Title, Longhorn Saloon and Grill, Serendipity Floral, Sundance Times, Vilas Pharmacy and Wild West Espresso.

At this time, at least 30 different vendors are expected to participate, spread out among the ten business locations. From baked goods and coffee to jewelry, clothing, accessories, skincare, handmade items and essential oils, there will be plenty of shopping to enjoy.

The event begins at 5 p.m. on Saturday, November 27 and will continue until 8 p.m.


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