#ShopSmallDenton this holiday season

It’s the most wonderful time of the year in Denton! Find all the decor to deck your halls before the holidays, start on that massive shopping list to find the best gifts for family and friends and enjoy some tasty foods while you’re out and about! Get ahead this holiday season and avoid the hustle and bustle of December.

Holiday Open House: November 11-12

Head to downtown Denton for one of the most wonderful times of the year! During Holiday Open House you can get ahead the hustle and bustle of December shopping and actually enjoy your experience! This year be sure to stroll the streets of the square and beyond. Discover antique treasures and eclectic specialty stores to snag Christmas gifts that are as original and independent as Denton.

There are plenty of unique shops all around Denton for clothing, art, music and much more. Downtown is the perfect place to find some one-of-a-kind gifts, holiday decor, delicious specials at restaurants and enter special drawings through the weekend

More than 40 stores and restaurants are participating in this event. Holiday Open House weekend hours are Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Note: Hours may vary per merchant.

Small Business Saturday: November 25

Especially remember to shop at small local businesses on Shop Small Saturday on November 25. Snap a selfie on Small Business Saturday with your haul using the hashtag #ShopSmallDenton and the person with the most selfies will win an Apple Watch! Selfie-takers also have the chance to win a gift basket valued at $50.

Shop Small Saturday Welcome Stations

  • Downtown Denton (Discover Denton Welcome Center)
  • Denton Community Market
  • Golden Triangle Mall (Information Booth at Centre Court)
  • Fry Street District (Aura Coffee)
  • Unicorn Lake (Envy Boutique)

Giveaways

  • The shopper with the most selfies using #ShopSmallDenton on Instagram will win an Apple Watch ($250 value)!
  • Enter the drawing for one of five door prizes of a gift basket (valued at $50) at each Welcome Station
  • Support your favorite business! The one that has the most tags and check-ins will win $500!

Swag Bags

Golden Tickets will be floating around participating businesses, to be given out at their discretion. These Golden Tickets are redeemable for Swag Bags (which include gift cards from our participating businesses) at one of the above listed Welcome Stations from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. (except in the case of Denton Community Market, which closes at 1 p.m.) If you miss the window to redeem your swag bag, you can take your Golden Ticket to the Welcome Center and redeem your swag bag there.

Winners of the selfie contest and door prizes will be announced on this event listing on the Shop Small Denton Facebook page.

Give the gift of #Dentoning this holiday season – stop by the Discover Denton Welcome Center! We have all of the gifts to outfit your entire family for the holidays, from UNT and TWU merchandise to the official Holiday Lighting Festival ornaments. Get your loved ones something truly special, such as a handmade gift from one of our local makers from our DIME Store section or a handcrafted mug from Only in Denton. The Welcome Center will be open from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. during both Black Friday and Small Business Saturday.

Stroll the streets of the square and beyond, enjoying Denton artists playing familiar tunes, and knocking out that holiday shopping in the local stores. Discover antique treasures and eclectic specialty stores to snag Christmas gifts that are as original and independent as Denton. There are unique shops all around Denton for clothing, art, music and much more. Find some one-of-a-kind gifts, holiday decor, delicious specials at restaurants.

Come experience the magic of downtown Denton this holiday season. Wassail Weekend is coming up on Dec. 1-2. Friday’s wassail will be sampled during the annual Holiday Lighting Festival with additional Wassail tastings offered on Saturday, Dec. 2nd!

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