Back in 2010 a not-so-small business, American Express, declared the Saturday following Black Friday "Small Business Saturday" and it's here to stay.

Not only is it a great opportunity to get some great deals on unique gifts for the people on your list, but you will also be helping to support the dreams of your friends, neighbors and community by shopping local.

Stevensville is "a little town with big surprises and true Montana Country Christmas spirit" and is the place to bring your family and out of town guests for Small Business Saturday. Bring the kids to visit Santa from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., they can also participate in a scavenger hunt to find all of the gifts in participating stores and enjoy treats along the way.

Escape the traffic and box stores, enjoy shopping in a relaxed, friendly town, with 25 locally-owned retail stores and shops featuring unique Montana-made gifts and great deals for Christmas.

 

And the extra bonus: the Window of Gifts. Match each gift to the business that donated it, and have a chance to win the WHOLE window of merchandise! This special is only happening this Saturday, November 25, for Small Business Saturday.

First Friday is also coming up on December 1st, don't miss the Parade of Lights, Living Nativity and Santa's arrival, horse drawn wagon rides, music, People's Choice awards for holiday decorations, entertainment, lots of goodies and Christmas cheer next Friday!