Where to Shop in the Hudson Valley on Small Business Saturday

Take a pass on Black Friday to support local businesses and shop small in the Hudson Valley.

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Support small businesses throughout the Hudson Valley to score deals on gifts and give back to the community this holiday season.

This year, Black Friday shopping at big-box stores doesn’t sound as tempting as it has in holiday seasons past. Besides avoiding the crazy-long lines, early alarms, and 6 a.m. horror stories where every year someone nearly loses a limb, sticking with socially distant shopping in the Hudson Valley is a wonderful way to support regional artisans after a particularly challenging year. Shop local this Small Business Saturday, and you’ll not only conquer your holiday gift list, but also give back to your community. These Hudson Valley vendors are just a few of the many local shops participating and, this year, the sales are big.

Greene County

The Cairo Parade of Lights collects over 20 of Greene County’s top vendors for one massive holiday event. Shop for jewelry, wreaths, home décor, farm-to-jar jams, and a host of other artisan products. Then, sip a cup of hot cocoa at the parade and meet Santa face-to-face.

Dutchess County

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Start Small Business Saturday by scoring on vinyl. Swing by Darkside Records for surprise discounts and exclusive releases. Spend time walking down Main Street in Beacon for a vast array of small businesses, including Play (a toy store for all ages), Hudson Beach Glass, Luxe Optique, and much more. In Rhinebeck, Montgomery Row curates specials and deals to celebrate the season.

Orange County

For a less-crowded experience, shop nearly dozens of your favorite local vendors at the 10th annual Small Business Saturday Shop Hop in Cornwall. Then stroll through the Sugar Loaf Art & Craft Village for giveaways, refreshments, and locally crafted gifts. If you’re up to it, don’t forget to swing by Kaliada Boutique in Warwick in-person or browse online for specials on gifts.

Rensselaer County


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Historic Downtown Troy truly comes alive on Small Business Saturday with delicious dining deals and tons of holiday shopping. Get your presents wrapped for free at the Troy trolley, and arrive in town early for special promotions to win a free tote bag. Craft beer, handcrafted scarves, crystal jewelry, and chic accessories round out the most exciting deals on the table.

Rockland County

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Nyack is one of the Hudson Valley’s hottest towns for new businesses. Shop small this year and explore what this Rockland County community has to offer. Holiday deals and extended hours sweeten the pot, while many local restaurants are primed to fuel long retail therapy sessions. Enjoy the especially festival lights displays and outdoor markets.

Ulster County

Mark the start of the holiday season with a memorable trip to Historic Huguenot Street, but, before you leave, be sure to check out the Museum Shop for local holiday shopping. Seeking a better future in 2021? New Paltz’s Psychic Fair returns for Small Business Saturday in the Hudson Valley.


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