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This year, ditch the crowds and chaos of Black Friday for Small Business Saturday and support our local businesses here on the North Shore. Here’s our roundup of can’t-miss perks this Thanksgiving weekend. Shop ethically, shop slowly, and shop small.


Peabody Holiday Stroll

Peabody Main Streets will be buzzing with activity this Saturday. An ice-skating rink, a live DJ, a s’mores station, and gingerbread house decorating are just some of the many (mostly free!) goings-on lined up. Also don’t miss the live nativity at Center Church or the Grinch Who Stole Christmas in the Black Box Theater. Shop the North Shore Holiday Market at the Wiggin Auditorium featuring work from over 60 local makers and artists. And it all culminates in a Tree Lighting at City Hall at 4 p.m.

Breaking Grounds Café

The coffee shop in downtown Peabody that facilitates paid employment training to people with disabilities will offer 20% off espresso bar drinks. Or, come back any time through Christmas Eve and receive 10% “gift back” on all gift certificate purchases.

ArcWorks Community Art Center

The Arcworks program, a guild for artists with physical and/or intellectual challenges, offers 20% off all jewelry, pottery, and cards at their Peabody shop between 12 noon and 5 p.m.

Granite Coast Brewing Company

Get 20% off all merchandise (not beer!) during the Holiday Stroll. Or, purchase a growler and get a free pint glass.


The city will offer free street and garage parking.

Salem Arts Association Holiday Artists’ Market 

Taking place on Small Business Saturday and Sunday, December 1, the 7th annual Holiday Artists’ Market at Salem’s Old Town Hall features unique gifts from Salem’s finest artisans and craftspeople, a bake sale, and live music performances.

Holiday Marketplace at Sea Level + Finz

The two seaside restaurants collaborate for the second year on a marketplace of handmade crafts and artisan products, featuring a cash bar. Once you’ve worked up an appetite shopping, pop into one of the BONS-winning seaside restaurants for a bite.

Goodnight Fatty

Go for the cookies, stay for the coffee—the late-night cookie shop, open exclusively on weekends, is offering free coffee to anyone who says they’re shopping small on Saturday!


The witchy gift shop offers up to 50% off select items.


This lifestyle boutique offers 25% off all apparel and will also serve festive treats and refreshments all day.

Romeo’s Smoothies & Juices 

The Wharf Street juice joint offers a complimentary wellness shot with the purchase of any beverage.


The city will offer free street parking.

Downtown Beverly

The following small shops will be distributing free Shop Small tote bags and other swag while supplies last: Art by Alyssa, Beaux Biens, Copper Dog Books, Field House, Good Neighbor, Jackie’s Tees & Custom Apparel, Kind Lab, Nanci’s International Jewellery Chest, Nowhere Fast, Roost & Company, The Golden Hanger, The Salty Cottage, Union Jack Market. And don’t worry about rushing to claim deals on Saturday only—click here for Beverly’s season-long shopping guide.

Marketstreet Lynnfield 

Fit Revolution

With locations at MarketStreet and North Reading, the fitness studio is offering 20% off class card packages with the promo code BF2019, or buy one month, get one month free.

Pretty Poppy

The jewelry and accessories store, with additional locations in Newburyport and Portsmouth, New Hampshire, will offer a free monogram with every $50 purchase.

Polkadog Bakery

Treat your pup to something special with $10 off every $40 spent in-store. Or, get 25% off select products on Small Business Saturday only.


Once you’ve worked up an appetite, stop by Zinneken’s for an authentic Belgian waffle at 10% off.