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Shop Downtown Denton Intro


Shop Downtown Denton

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Shop Downtown Denton Intro


Shop Downtown Denton

 

Shopping local in Downtown Denton makes for an authentic, unique experience. Shop handmade goods at places like The Dime Store or Denton Trading Company, excellent retail offerings from businesses at J.T. Clothier’s or Palm Tree Boutique, gift cards from restaurants like Greenhouse or LSA Burger Co., or even treats for our four-legged friends at places like Susie’s Snack Shop! No matter the gift, we’re confident our local businesses have everything you need to make your shopping needs quick, easy and enjoyable.


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Wassail Weekend

What is Wassail Weekend? It is just a fussy old English word for hot cider. Some downtown merchants will stir up their best recipe to give free tastings for all ages during the festivities of the annual Denton Holiday Lighting Festival, which falls on Friday, November 30th, 2018, and tastings will be served from 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.. In addition to Friday, more downtown merchants will give free tastings while you shop and dine downtown on Saturday, December 1st, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. or until the Wassail runs out.  


Why Shop Local? The Facts

We could spend all day talking about why you should shop local, but the facts speak for themselves. When you shop local, you help keep your community thriving, which keeps everyone happy. Check out a few interesting facts from our friends at City of Denton below.

  • Only one in six adults purchases locally available products and services. If just half the Denton population spent $50 each month in Denton's independently owned stores, their purchases would generate more than $6.5 million dollars per year in sales.

  • Each time you spend money on dining, retail, or entertainment, you are charged an 8.25 percent sales tax. A portion of that sales tax goes to the city in which you buy the goods or services. When you shop in Denton, you support our city services such as the police and fire departments, streets, libraries, and parks.

Total Private Sales In the U.S.

Shared US Gross Domestic Product

Total Population of Texas Export Sources*

*International Trade Administrations
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Shop Small Saturday


Shop Small Saturday

Shop Small Saturday


Shop Small Saturday

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Shop Small takes place on the Saturday after Thanksgiving of every year — to encourage people to Shop Small and bring more holiday shopping to small businesses. In 2011, the Senate unanimously passed a resolution in support of the day. Today, all 50 states participate in this incredible day of opportunity to strengthen local and national economy.

As shopping small catches on in communities everywhere, Small Business Saturday continues to evolve from from a cause to a day of community celebration. 90% of consumers surveyed said Small Business Saturday has had a positive impact on their community. Because a visit to the family-owned framing shop or a stop at the neighborhood taco truck not only supports our local economies, it promotes more vibrant communities.


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This year, we would like to say thanks to the City of Denton and our fellow partnerships. We as a community are blessed to partner with Shop Small Saturday, and bring these incredible benefits and opportunities to our local businesses. We know our community truly loves and cherishes the businesses and owners we are blessed to have, why not extend that love and care all the way through the holiday shopping season?

Join us for this and every Shop Small Saturday.








Shop Small Saturday Downtown Passport 

Introduced during Holiday Open House, the Shop Small Downtown Passport is a great opportunity to visit local businesses and win prizes. Simply pick up your downtown passport at one of several pickup locations and start shopping! Turn in your passport to the Discover Denton Welcome Center with at least 6 stamped stops, including those outlined in bold, by 4:30pm Sunday November 25th and you will be automatically entered to win an AWESOME prize, including a few treats from member businesses.

 Enter to win the Grand Prize including gifts from amazing members like Captiva Salon!

Enter to win the Grand Prize including gifts from amazing members like Captiva Salon!

The Grand Prize ( A $100 Value)

Gift Cards from :


Pick Up Locations

Pick up your FREE passport from one of the participating locations below during their regular operating hours. Click one of the business names below to learn more about their operating hours, etc.

North Locations 

South Locations

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Holiday Events + Overview


Community Events in Downtown Denton

Holiday Events + Overview


Community Events in Downtown Denton

Downtown Denton is full of festive community-wide events that celebrate the holiday season. Sample tasty wassail from local merchants as we light the Denton Holiday Tree, or enjoy one of the many related events that keep us in the jolly spirits! Check out our events listed below.