Small Business Saturday - Nov. 30, 2019


11/12/2019

Small Business Saturday 2019 Logo

This holiday season, the City is partnering with local businesses and business associations to encourage residents and visitors to shop local! 

Celebrate small business and shop Cambridge on Small Business Saturday (Saturday, November 30th) and all season long. You can also view and download maps detailing small business retail and restaurants in each commercial district. Check out Cambridge Arts Guide to Holiday Arts Markets, too. 

Upcoming Holiday Specials and Events

Central Square

Download the Central Square Retail and Restaurants Map

  • Pop Central (596 Massachusetts Ave) - Stop by this holiday retail pop-up! Open every day, 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Cleenland (89A Norfolk St.) 
    • Saturday, December 7th, 4:00-5:00 p.m.: Get ready for a holiday party at Cleenland's in-store eye makeup bar to celebrate its partnership with Wanda Perez Cosmetics! Eye makeup bar is free with a purchase of $15 or more from Wanda's low-waste cosmetics line. 
    • Sunday, December 15th, 1:00-4:00 p.m. Sustainable gift wrapping services. All proceeds benefit Margaret Fuller House.
  • Simply Erinn's (268 Brookline St.) - November 30th through December 31st: Enter a drawing for a $100 gift certificate to the salon! Receive an additional drawing entry by liking the salon on social media or by purchasing two hair care products (in-store only). 

East Cambridge

Download the East Cambridge Retail and Restaurants Map

Upcoming Holiday Event:

  • Sunday, December 8th Art Access: A Chill Winter Market 1-5:00 p.m., Multicultural Arts Center (41 2nd St). Join the Multicultural Arts Center in supporting artists who live or work in Cambridge! 

Fresh Pond-Alewife

Download the Fresh Pond-Alewife Retail and Restaurants Map

Local business special

  • Olympia Fencing Center (127 Smith Pl.) - Free one-hour "Introduction to Fencing" class every Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. through December 30th

Harvard Square

Download the Harvard Square Retail and Restaurants Map

Upcoming Holiday Events:

Local business specials:

  • Bob Slate Stationer (30 Brattle St.) – Extended holiday hours through December 24th
  • Grafton Street Pub and Grill (1230 Massachusetts Ave.) - Receive a $100 bonus gift card with a $500 gift card purchase through December 31st
  • Harvard Book Store - Shop the Harvard Book Store "Holiday Hundred" in-store or online through December 31st!  All 100 titles are 20% off for Harvard Book Store's Frequent Buyer Card program (free to join!).
  • Irving House (24 Irving St.) - Stop by from 2:00-5:00 p.m. Saturdays in December to enjoy a local art show and locally made snacks.
  • Sasha Salon and Spa (23 Arrow St.) – Special treats for clients from December 24-31st

Huron Village & Observatory Hill

Download the Huron Village and Observatory Hill Retail and Restaurants Map

Upcoming Holiday Event:

Inman Square

Download the Inman Square Retail and Restaurants Map

Upcoming Holiday Events:

Kendall Square

Download the Kendall Square Retail and Restaurants Map

Upcoming Holiday Events:

Local Business Specials:

  • Cambridge Spirits (9 Broad Canal Way) - 6th Annual Champagne Showdown, Wednesday, December 11, 2019 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. 
  • Skate Kendall (300 Anthenaeum St.) - Enjoy Free admission on December 14, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. 

Lower Massachusetts Ave. 

Download the Lower Massachusetts Ave. Retail and Restaurant Map

Upcoming Holiday Event:

Local Business Specials:

  • Nomad (1771 Massachusetts Ave.) - Enjoy “Sip and Shop” every Thursday night in December.
  • Pod (35 Sacramento St.) - On December 7th and 8th, the store will  kick off its holiday shopping season with a weekend shopping and fundraising event to benefit Rosie's Place.
    There will be holiday greens and wreaths for sale from Foret Floral Designs along with a raffle where folks can enter to win prizes from many local businesses. Details can be found
    here.

Porter Square and North Massachusetts Ave.

Download the Porter Square and North Massachusetts Ave. Retail and Restaurant Map

Upcoming Holiday Event:

Local Business Specials:

  • Mudflat Gallery (36 White St.) - Extended hours during the holiday season: open until 8:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday!
  • Pemberton Farms (2225 Massachusetts Ave.) - Sunday, December 8th,11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.: Stop by to see Santa Clause!
    • Thursday, December 14th: Wreath Making 
  • The Little Details (2255 Massachusetts Ave.) - Wednesday December 11th and 18th, 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. - Holiday Sip & Shop. Enjoy 10% off your purchase if you participate in the store's coat drive.

Strawberry Hill

Local Business Special:

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Small Business Saturday: November 30, 2019

Thank you to all of the local businesses who participated in Small Business Saturday and encouraged Cambridge residents and visitors to shop local this holiday season!

Central Square

East Cambridge

Fresh Pond-Alewife

Harvard Square

Huron Village & Observatory Hill

Inman Square

Kendall Square

Lower Massachusetts Ave. 

Porter Square and North Massachusetts Ave.

For More Information

Contact Pardis Saffari, Senior Economic Development Manager: psaffari@cambridgema.gov or (617) 349-4654