How to Mark Small Business Saturday in Manayunk

The day after Thanksgiving, many Americans rise with the sun and head to their local mall to fend off the crowds and get the best deals on Black Friday sales. While that outing has become a tradition for many, the traffic, parking wars, crowded shops and long lines may be too much for some to bear. If you count yourself in that latter group, why not sleep in the day after your big turkey meal and instead save your shopping for Saturday? Better yet, do it all just steps from your The Isle apartment!

Manayunk’s Main Street is hosting its very own Small Business Saturday event Nov. 30, spotlighting the many independently owned businesses along Main Street and the surrounding blocks that contribute greatly to our area’s vibrant shopping scene. While Manayunkers patronize these great businesses year-round, Small Business Saturday is the perfect opportunity to show your appreciation for their involvement in our community by giving them some of your holiday shopping dollars!

And shoppers can get plenty in return! Nearly two-dozen stores will feature specials on Small Business Saturday. For instance, Pet Friendly Dog Bakery is planning to offer 25% off all holiday-related merchandise—so you can stuff your pooch’s stocking for less! Over at LILA Fashion International, enjoy free gifts with purchases of over $100, along with complementary hot chocolate and warm mulled wine served all day. The bars and restaurants are also getting in on the fun, with a number offering deals on both dishes and drinks. The Juice Merchant will offer 25% on all juices, so you can refuel as you shop, while Lucky’s Last Chance will feature a $4 draft of the day.

Before heading back to your The Isle apartment with all of your shopping bags, make sure to stick around for the entertainment as Manayunk officially opens the holiday season at 5:30 p.m. with the tree-lighting ceremony at Canal View Park, live entertainment and a visit from Santa.

Hope to see you on Main Street! 

Pet Friendly Dog Bakery

4324 Main St.

Philadelphia, PA 19127


LILA Fashion International

4339 Main St.

Philadelphia, PA 19127


Juice Merchant

4330 Main St.

Philadelphia, PA 19127


Lucky’s Last Chance

4421 Main St.

Philadelphia, PA 19128