The 2022 holiday shopping season is underway.
To celebrate holiday shopping, the cities of Wooster and Ashland and the people of Berlin are hosting Black Friday and Small Business Saturday events.
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Shop Small Saturday in Wooster, Shop Hop in Ashland, and Berlin’s Shopping Under the Stars all feature small, locally owned businesses that will offer some discounts, limited-time items, and more.
Here’s what you need to know to find these deals in Ashland, Holmes, and Wayne counties.
Wooster’s Shop Little Saturday
Main Street Wooster is hosting its 2022 Shop Small Saturday, which features just about every downtown business.
The event lasts all day Saturday November 26.
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Some companies, like Flex Yoga, sell Lululemon yoga mats and stone ceramic plates and decorations.
JK Gift Shop offers drink bombs, which are safe for both children and adults, since they do not include alcohol, and toiletries.
Silver Lining by MacKenzie features larimar earrings and pendants, gemstone pendants and bracelets, and a turquoise jewelry set.
To remember the year 2022 and celebrate the Wayne County Public Library, Main Street Wooster is selling a Library Ornament complete with a mini-statue of General Wooster for $20.
For more information about the event and to view the gift guide, visit mainstreetwooster.org.
Ashland Main Street Shopping Hop
Ashland Main Street’s Shop Hop will take place not just one but three days starting on Black Friday, coinciding with a window decorating contest.
Both events start on Friday and will take place on Saturday, November 26 and Saturday, December 3. The Shop Hop is from 10 am to 4 pm on those days, while the contest lasts all day.
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The shopping event will feature 16 locally owned small businesses, said Sandra Tunnell, executive director of Ashland Main Street.
Guests can pick up punch cards at participating locations. The first 100 to complete a card by visiting each location will get a special shopping bag.
Each store will have its own special offer and items available during Shop Hop.
“The event lasts several days so everyone has a chance to get to the center,” Tunnell said. “This is our way of getting back on Black Friday purchases.”
Participants can vote for their favorite storefront at any participating location.
- Fig & Oak, 100 West Main St.
- Enjoy! Flowers and gifts, 145 West Main St.
- Tracy Jones’s team, 137 West Main St.
- Rise Studios Wellness Collective, 27 West Main St.
- South Street Antiques & Collectibles, 68 West South St.
- LK Home Decor, 126 East Main St.
- Blue Pumpkin Boutique, 25 East Main St.
- Farm and Home Hardware, 140 Center St.
- Ashley’s Candy & Nut Shoppe, 39 East Main St.
- Chicory Witch, 23 West Main St.
- Madame Bagnabit, 105 West Main St. Suite A
- Uniontown Brewing Company, 105 West Main St.
- Diamond Shine Nails, 138 North Davis Rd.
- Clothing boutique, 149 West Main St.
- Bella’s 220 and Up, 220 Center St.
- Urban gLo Sunless Tan, 11 1/2 East 2nd St.
For more information, visit the Ashland Main Street Facebook page.
Shopping in Berlin under the stars
The week after Black Friday, on December 9, Berlin will host Shopping Under the Stars starting at 5 p.m. With live entertainment, snacks, giveaways, and lots of sales.
While there are no town-wide events scheduled for Black Friday in Berlin or Millersburg, some businesses are celebrating the day with small business sales and limited items.
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These include Steb’s General Store at 4369 State Route 39 in Millersburg, which will be running a 20% sale on Streb’s holiday items and winter apparel on Friday, November 25 and Saturday, November 26.
On Black Friday, Heini’s Cheese Chalet is having an all-day sale round from 7 am to 5 pm at 6005 County Road 77 in Millersburg.
Kauffman’s Country Bakery has its 30th Anniversary Holiday Sale November 25-27. Sales are up to half off at 4357 US Route 62 in Millersburg.