Shop Local This Holiday Season

at "Christmas in the Country" on December 11th

November 23, 2021

Did you know that independent business owners return more than three times as much money to the local community than a chain competitor? And if you spend that money online? Your local community hardly sees a dime.

That's why, even though it's tempting to do all your holiday shopping from the comfort of your couch, you should make an effort to spend your holiday dollars locally. We're making it easy for you to shop local this year by featuring 30+ small businesses at this year's annual Christmas in the Country event on Saturday, December 11th from 10AM - 2PM. Whether you're looking for the perfect giftable item or an incredible gift experience, you'll find it all there.

Shopping local:

  • Keeps your community unique.
    Your community's unique character and personality are shaped by the people and businesses that are there. When you talk about visiting other towns, do you advise people to go there for their chain stores or chain restaurants? Probably not. That's because it's the local stores and restaurants that make a destination unique. By shopping local, you are helping to keep your community vibrant and a draw to visitors.
  • Offers you more personalized customer service. 
    Every sale makes a difference to a small business owner. That means you can expect top-notch customer service and employees who know their products.
  • Gives you a chance to support your neighbor.
    When you spend money at a local small business, you're helping pay the wages and benefits of your neighbors.
  • Is a treasure hunt!
    Sure the chain stores are convenient, but they certainly don't have those one-of-a-kind and unique items you find at local stores -- that piece of "wow" jewelry made by a local artisan, the delicious specialty food made right on-site, or the handmade stuffed animal you know your child will carry everywhere.

By shopping local this year at Christmas in the Country, you're giving back to your community!

For all the details about Christmas in the Country and the location, click here. Did we mention there will also be free reindeer rides, Santa photos, a moon bounce, face painting, hot cocoa, cookies, a performance by Mr. Jon, plus local shopping? Packed full of old-fashioned fun, there's no doubt your family will make some of their best holiday memories at Christmas in the Country. See you there!