Shift Your Shopping on Small Business Saturday

We’re lucky to live in a place that’s home to hundreds of creatives producing handmade jewelry, letterpress prints, soaps and so much more. So instead of spending big bucks at big box stores this holiday season, keep your dollars close to home by shopping at Somerville Local First’s two Local is for Lovers Holiday Markets.

The first market takes place this Saturday, November 30 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Arts at the Armory (191 Highland Ave.) and coincides with Small Business Saturday. The Local is for Lovers Market will feature more than 30 local vendors selling their wares. You can expect to find everything from cartography prints and unique accessories to books and locally made food products.

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While the market’s main focus is giving you a place to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list, it’s about way more than just shopping. There will be live music from David Tanklefsky and The Soulful Souls to keep your energy up as you browse. And you can refuel with food and beverages from the Arts at the Armory Cafe throughout the day.

Local is for Lovers is a very family-friendly event with Knucklebones on hand providing a play space for kids so parents can shop child-free. The market is free and open to everyone and there is a $3 suggested donation for use of the Knucklebones area. You can capture the spirit of the day with a caricature by the talented Alejandro Yegros or snap a picture in Jeremy Heflin’s photo booth.


So come out to the Local is for Lovers Holiday Market this Saturday to start your holiday shopping and participate in a fun, festive event that’s perfect for the whole family. And if you can’t make it on Saturday, Somerville Local First is bringing you another chance to keep your dollars close to home with a second holiday market on Sunday, December 22.

Local is for Lovers Holiday Market
Saturday, November 30, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave.
Free admission, $3 suggested donation for Knucklebones play space
Local vendors, live music and family fun!

P.S. I’ll be at the market as a Somerville Local First board member, so be sure to stop by the organization’s table to say hi!

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