Gather Around the Globe
for Small Business Saturday

Saturday, November 30

12pm – 5pm

Celebrate Small Business Saturday with us at the Hometown Bank Plaza! Enjoy a LIFE SIZE snow globe photo opportunity, free peppermint white chocolate hot cocoa, gift card give aways and festive holiday music. Grab a drink and/or a bite to eat downtown, and shop our unique local shops in support of Small Business Saturday! (No pets inside the snow globe, please.)

*Festivities at Hometown Bank Plaza are weather permitting. All business activities and specials will take place snow, wind, rain or shine!


Off the Wagon & Red Letter Days

Make your own snow globe ornament (while supplies last) at Red Letter Days! Write a letter to Santa, and he’ll write you back. Enjoy a holiday sale on select items at both stores. FREE gift wrapping and FREE cookies, too!

Squirrel City Jewelers

Decorate and take home your own “Squirrel in a Sweater” wood-cut ornament (one per person, while supplies last). Shop our holiday sale featuring local and independent artists’ work; one day only promotions; free gift wrapping!

Kent State Hotel & Conference Center

Warm up at our FREE Hot Chocolate Station; enjoy happy hour pricing and a fun, festive photo opportunity with our holiday window display! “Special Gift” for kids (limited quantity).


Stop in for story time with Mrs. Claus! Buy one, get one 50% off on clothing items; buy 2 incense, get 1 free; coloring books 33% off. Free glass pendant with $10 purchase!


Kent Cheesemonger

Stop in to try our Heart of Christmas cheese and wine samples! Our expert Cheesemongers will be on hand from 12-5pm to talk about the best cheese and wine for your holiday plans and parties. Try samples of some of our favorite holiday cheeses and wines (wine samples 25 cents each); plus, enter our drawing for a 25 person cheese tray! (Subject to 24 hour notice.)




We’ll have homemade cookies to share with shoppers and their helpers all day! Come check out our great Ohio-made gifts.


Come participate in our holiday coloring contest! Free dessert samples and homemade hummus samples available all day (all vegan, gluten free, peanut free).

Bent Tree Coffee Roasters

Free cookie decorating for the kids! Shop Kent’s local coffee roaster for the holidays — coffee beans, mugs, presses, grinders and more.

College Town Kent

12-2:30 On the corner of S. Water St. & Erie St. by Fresco, play a fun holiday game and handouts including the cool new CTK color changing cups. Enjoy strolling musicians playing holiday songs and a meet & greet and photo op with the “Snow Sisters”

Troppus Projects

Do something extra special and make a holiday wreath at our workshop in collaboration with Acorn & Evergreen (register HERE). Enjoy live music, free Troppus gift wrapping with purchase, and light refreshments while choosing something thoughtful for your loved ones this holiday season.


Make your own popcorn garland in the shop and get a free popcorn stringing kit to take home! Also, enjoy free samples of holiday chocolates and hot cocoa while you shop.

Carnaby Street Style

‘Tis the season for giving free gifts with a purchase (while supplies last)! Offering free gift wrapping and special discounts to get your shopping season off to a great start.

Over Easy Morning Cafe

Stop in for a delicious brunch before you shop all day! Buy a $50 gift card and get a $10 bonus gift card for a stocking stuffer or a little gift to self!


Receive a free “Apple of my Eye” Kindred Cord bracelet with a $50 Alex & Ani purchase or receive a free Carson Cellphone Crossbody with a $75 Vera Bradley purchase.

Defiance Tattoos

Stop in and consider the lifelong gift of a tattoo for the holidays! Enjoy festive holiday movies while you visit.

Kent Natural Foods C0-Op

Offering a 10% store-wide discount and kids receive a free lollipop with purchase.

FJ Kluth Gallery

Enjoy an art exhibition, free wooden nickels, a fun drawing activity — and free hot tea to warm you!