Small Business Saturday 2020 | Downtown Albany

Small Business Saturday 2020

Small Business Saturday 2020

Shop Small in Downtown this holiday season

Shop Small this holiday season and support the locally owned and operated businesses that make up the fabric of our community. Small Business Saturday in Downtown features special deals and events from local restaurants and retailers, and kicks off two weeks of Shop & Savor smAlbany promotions. It's also your first chance to check out the brand new public art program Winter Wonderland, showcasing storefronts creatively decorated by regional artists. Plus, for every purchase, meal, donation, or service you can enter to win a Shop Small tote bag filled with $500 in merchandise and gift cards from Downtown businesses!*

Click here for a full list of Downtown businesses to support this holiday season!

Small Business Saturday deals, promotions, and events available at the following Downtown businesses on Saturday, November 28, 2020.

  • Albany Firefighters Museum: Special hours 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM; new notecards, ornaments, and other gifts available for purchase in retail shop.
  • Bombshell Hair and Beauty Studio: Black Friday online only gift card sale: purchase $100 in gift cards and receive an additional $50 for free.
  • Cafe Capriccio: Gift card specials
  • Downtown Studio Fit: online classes available; register on website
  • Excelsior Pub: Sale on Excelsior Pub Club memberships; growler giveaway from Growlerwerks: enter to win with each one hour patio table reservation made on the Excelsior Pub website between November 17 and November 28. 
  • Far Shot Albany: 15% off gift card purchases
  • Fort Orange General Store:  Local vendor pop-up event; $10 store gift card with each in-store purchase of $100 or more (gift card for a future purchase only, limit one per customer, available for Black Friday and Small Business Saturday)
  • The Hollow Bar + Kitchen: Special Small Business Saturday hours: 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Hot Crispy Oil: 15% off online purchases using code BID15; valid Saturday, November 28-Monday, November 30. To pick up at 14 Green Street, put "Downtown pick up" note in order and shipping will be refunded
  • The Olde English Pub & Pantry: free delivery within delivery zone with orders of $75 or more from November 27 to December 5
  • River Garden Studio: 10% off e-gift cards on website; promotion active 5:00 PM Friday, November 27 through midnight Sunday, November 29
  • Root3d: ACTive Meditation class (12:15 PM - 1:15 PM); register on website
  • Salon 109: $5, $10, $15 discount specials and salon hair products up to 50% off retail price
  • Truman Jewelers: 50% off all Citizen watches and 20-40% off all diamond and gemstone jewelry; Black Friday and Small Business Saturday only
  • The Yard Hatchet House & Bar: Gift certificate promotion: for every gift card purchased of $100, $25 will be added to the value for no charge

For a map of participating Small Business Saturday locations, click below:

* To encourage the community to support Downtown’s locally owned and operated businesses during the holiday season, receipts from any purchase made at a Downtown business between November 28 and December 12  can be submitted for a chance to win a Shop Small tote bag filled with $500 in merchandise and gift cards from Downtown businesses.

Customers who submit information on purchases – which includes dining in or ordering out from Downtown restaurants, buying items from Downtown retailers online or in-store, personal care appointments including haircuts, and gift card purchases – will also be entered to win one of six $50 gift cards to a Downtown business of their choice. Participants can receive a bonus entry by making purchases on Small Business Saturday or by using #DowntownAlbany when sharing pictures of their purchases on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. Proof of purchase must be submitted to by 8:30 AM on Monday, December 14 to be eligible. Each receipt will count toward one entry in the contest; there is no limit to the number of entries a participant can make. No purchase necessary; click here to enter without submitting receipts.

Thank you to Shop & Savor smAlbany presenting sponsor O'Connell & Aronowitz, Downtown Albany Small Business Saturday sponsor B. Lodge & Co., and media partner


Remember: There's FREE parking in Downtown on the weekend both on-street and in ParkAlbany garages! Learn more here.