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The Bel Air Downtown Alliance Celebrates Holidays on Main

“Shop Small” This Holiday Season and Support Your LOCAL Small Business Community


BEL AIR, MD – The hustle and bustle of the holidays is well underway and the Bel Air Downtown Alliance invites you to join them for the Holidays On Main in Downtown Bel Air!  This year, the Bel Air Downtown Alliance and its members are also encouraging you to join them in supporting the “Shop Small” campaign, presented by American Express. 


Shop Small” focuses on Small Business Saturday, which is the day between Black Friday and Cyber Monday that encourages shoppers to support their local small business community.  This year’s Small Business Saturday is November 24.  Once again, American Express is offering their Members a $25 reward when they use their registered American Express credit card at locally owned small businesses on Small Business Saturday.  Shop Small” also speaks to the broader idea of supporting your local small business community throughout the entire holiday shopping season and even throughout the year.  Every dollar spent in a locally owned business sees 60% of that money reinvested into the local community. 


This year, more than two dozen Bel Air Downtown Alliance shops, boutiques, salons, and restaurants will be offering unique promotions for Small Business Saturday and are also dedicated to providing you with the very best in quality and service throughout the entire holiday shopping season.


Chesapeake Cancer Alliance’s “Festival of Trees” on November 24 and 25

Small Business Saturday on November 24

23 Annual Town of Bel Air Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting on Sunday, December 2

2 Annual Holiday Movie Night, featuring “The Polar Express” on December 14

Shop-Buy-Dine Local Weekend, December 14-16 with special late night shopping

FREE Holiday Gift Wrapping Day on Saturday, December 15

Girls Night Out on December 20

Last Chance Weekend, December 20-23

And SO much more!


Make sure to visit our local shops, boutiques, and salons to pick up your copy of the Bel Air Downtown Alliance’s Holidays On Main Postcard with a complete listing of activities.  In addition, the postcard can be used at several local restaurants December 20-23 for a 15% discount on any purchase of $20 or more (excluding alcohol and gift card purchases).


The Bel Air Downtown Alliance will also be rewarding TWO lucky winners with $50 American Express Gift Cards in support of Small Business Saturday.  One of the gift cards will be randomly rewarded to a lucky Fan or Follower that “Shares” and/or “Retweets” Small Business Saturday posts on the Bel Air Downtown Alliance’s Facebook and Twitter pages.  The second gift card will be randomly rewarded to a lucky Fan or Follower that posts their personal story on the Bel Air Downtown Alliance’s Facebook or Twitter pages of how they participated in Small Business Saturday.


For a complete listing and details about all of the activities for the Holidays On Main, you can visit the Bel Air Downtown Alliance online --- click Website below. 


Bel Air … “Shop Small”, Be Local, and Be A Part Of It!


About the Bel Air Downtown Alliance:  The Alliance is a 501(c)(3) local nonprofit dedicated to creating a vibrant business community and visitor friendly destination in Downtown Bel Air.  The Alliance was founded in 2001 and is one of 26 Main Street Maryland communities.  For More Information:  Scott T. Walker, Executive Director, Bel Air Downtown Alliance, 443-823-1797, swalker@downtownbelair.com.

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