Small Business Saturday and the holiday season are upon us! After Thanksgiving on Saturday, November 26, celebrate the day dedicated to shopping local businesses in your area from restaurants, shops, and services.

Shop and dine small to support your local favorites, and in turn, your community! Spending money on small-owned businesses in your community will only further benefit the area. Small Business Saturday also comes at a very opportune time — at the spark of the holiday season! Up your gift-giving game with unique gifts that have a story behind them for your loved ones.

Read through the happenings of small businesses below in the various one-of-a-kind towns in Hunterdon to visit this holiday and during the gifting season.

Beyond our suggested shop stops below, Hunterdon Happenings also has a #LOVELOCAL Local Business Guide for more tips on the happening places near you!

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Clinton

In Hunterdon, it’s a must to go to Clinton after Thanksgiving to witness the start of the Festival of Trees and the opening of the Winter Village for the season! Explore the German-style holiday market with 45 unique craft artisans to support on Small Business Saturday and all weekend long. Get your tickets here!

Be sure to visit other beloved businesses in town such as Charlie’s Bootery, Dickens Jewelers & Design Studio, and Clinton Bagels Co.

Flemington

Shop and dine in Flemington at your favorite local spots! On Saturday, visitors get the pleasure of shopping small with Santa from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Stangl Holiday Farmers Market will also be open for the community from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to buy unique goods and gifts for loved ones. Shop ’til you drop at 39 Mine Boutique, Flemington Craft Barn, and Twice Told Tales. Afterward, end the day with a drink at Lone Eagle Brewery and follow with dinner at Blue Fish Grill or Max’s Red Rooster Grill. Make sure to RSVP for free pictures with Santa at loveflemington.com.

Frenchtown

Explore the small town’s valued businesses such as art galleries, floral shops, bookstores, candy shops, clothing spots, and more! Drink a comforting coffee or tea with a sweet treat at Early Bird Espresso or Bridge Cafe.  Find special gifts and services at Modern Love, Schmidtberger Fine Art Gallery, Dalla Terra, or the Book Garden. Watch as the town unveils holiday decorations as well!

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