Holiday cheer is around every corner in South End, starting on November 27th! Help kick off the season at the first of four Shop Small Saturday events, presented by Fifth Third Bank. There is something for everyone, from fresh bread at the South End Market to original artwork from pop-up vendors lining Camden Road to live music . Here is how to make the most of the event and how to explore the neighborhood at the first Shop Small Saturday event of the season!
What should I expect at Shop Small Saturday on November 27?
Out of charge? Stop by the Design Center and rent a portable phone charger from BatteryXchange.
How do I get there?
There are lots of ways to get around South End, including by light rail or bus! Check out the light rail schedule here; take the Blue Line to East/West Blvd Station. You can also take the bus. Purchase tickets at the station before your ride, or plan ahead by downloading the CATS Mobile App.
Uber and Lyft are also good options.
Hop on a Joy Rides e-bike to cruise the neighborhood!
If you want to drive, there is street parking in the surrounding neighborhood, as well as a garage free to shoppers at Atherton Mill, and a paid garage at 240 Doggett Street. Check out the South End Parking Map for more parking options throughout the neighborhood.
What is the Shop Small Hero Card, and how does it work?
The Shop Small Hero Card rewards you for shopping local this holiday season, and it encourages shoppers to explore all that the neighborhood has to offer! Bonus: the first 100 people to stop by Bitty & Beau's with a completed Hero Card can get a free cup of coffee!
Grab wine at Vin Master and check out the original floor to ceiling windows that brought natural light to the Atherton textile mill, or choose from the over 400 wines available at Barcelona. Elsewhere, located under the Design Center Water Tower, is known for their craft cocktails, and Pop the Top has a laid-back atmosphere for craft beer lovers. Explore South End's brewery scene with a fresh brew at Trolley Barn Fermentory and Food Hall, which has something for the beer, wine, and cocktail lovers alike.