Shop Small Business Saturday, holiday shopping downtown Delray   

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Start your holiday shopping early during Shop Small Business Saturday on Nov. 30 followed by Black Friday.

Of all of downtown Delray’s  boutiques, salons, spas, art galleries, restaurants and professional services, 93 percent are small businesses.

The Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority is an official Shop Small Neighborhood Champion. Participating businesses will be distributing branded Shop Small giveaways provided by American Express, while supplies last. Snap a selfie in your favorite Downtown Delray Small Business(es) using #DowntownDelray #SmallBizDelray and help share the love for our small business community.

Downtown businesses will get into the holiday spirit by decorating their stores. The DDA will host a contest for the best door decor. Displays will be up from Nov. 28-Jan.1.

The downtown will also have holiday decor including a sphere Tree, thousands of twinkle lights, garland, holiday wreaths, pineapple painter palettes, gold starfish, café lighting and tropical décor light displays.

From Nov. 30-Dec.1, the  20th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival will return from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at  E. Atlantic Ave and NE 4th Ave.