SHOP SMALL FOR THE HOLIDAYS
SUPPORT OUR SHOPS!
Downtown’s collection of independent, small businesses need your support now, more than ever.
This holiday season, be sure to shop small and make downtown’s local businesses your choice for gift buying, meals, and other seasonal fun.
Here are some ways you can help while enjoying the holidays:
So many of downtown’s restaurants and bars have adapted to increase their carryout and curbside pickup options to provide your favorite food and drink to-go!
Click here to use our OPEN* directories to find the latest info on what services downtown businesses are offering.
Buy local gifts!
You can find the same old stuff at the big box stores, or you can give something truly unique this holiday season by shopping at downtown’s independent, locally-owned retailers. Shopping small and shopping local not only is the best way to find great gifts – it’s also a great way to help small businesses survive the pandemic when they need your support more than ever.
Check out our holiday gift guide!
We’ve made the giving easy by assembling some fantastic gift ideas from downtown businesses. Find ideas for everyone on your list here!
You can also use our Find It Downtown tool to see a list of all businesses by category, or visit our OPEN* Retail & Services page for the latest on which businesses are open and how they’ve adapted to serve you.
Give Downtown Dollars!
Need a great, one-size-fits-all gift? Introducing Downtown Dollars – the new, convenient, cashless currency you keep on your phone! Downtown Dollars is an e-gift card program of the Downtown Dayton Partnership designed to keep local dollars with our downtown businesses.
When you purchase Downtown Dollars for a friend, family member or colleague, you’re giving them the means to experience the best shopping, dining and entertainment in Downtown Dayton. Downtown Dollars are accepted at participating merchants in Downtown Dayton. Get all the details here.
Make Downtown Your Destination for Holiday Fun!
Downtown has several fun things planned for the holiday season. Enjoy the new Holiday Lights on Main attraction, Virginia Kettering’s Holiday Train Display, and storefront windows throughout downtown decorated for the annual Whimsical Windows contest.
Make a day of it and enjoy these family-friendly holiday attractions while supporting local businesses for holiday shopping, eating, and celebrating. Get more details on holiday plans here.