Where to Shop in the Hudson Valley on Small Business Saturday

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

If Black Friday shopping at outlet centers isn’t that tempting to you, head to local businesses for your holiday shopping instead. Besides avoiding the crazy-long lines and early alarms, shopping small businesses in the Hudson Valley is also great because it’s a wonderful way to support regional artisans. Shop local this Small Business Saturday, and you’ll not only conquer your holiday gift list, but you’ll 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.

Albany County

 

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Skip Black Friday in Downtown Albany this year and sleep in on Saturday before shopping small businesses all day. Local and independent retailers come out to offer unique, handcrafted goods that can’t be found in big box stores for specialty sales and prices. Lit snowflakes on light posts and holiday music provide the spirit of the season as you shop and dine at Albany’s small businesses.

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 King + Curated, Hudson Beach Glass, Zakka Joy, and much more. In Rhinebeck, Market and Montgomery Streets boast boutiques and book shops like Winter Sun & Summer Moon and Oblong Books.

Greene County

 

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When in Greene County, you won’t want to miss Hort & Pott, a botanical craft and specialty garden store. Shop this small business in Freehold from November 24-26 for unique holiday goods like candles, tree ornaments, gardening sets, garlands, incense burners, and everything botanical. If you’re a horticulture enthusiast, you’ll love the interesting gifts and décor items this shop has in store.

Orange County

For a less-crowded experience, shop dozens of your favorite local vendors at the 12th annual Small Business Saturday Shop Hop in Cornwall. Then stroll through the Sugar Loaf Shop Small Saturday event 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.

Putnam County

 

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In Carmel, shopping local is easy and convenient at Promenade on 6, a small business shopping hub and artisanal community. Browse through thrifted clothes, handcrafted jewelry, adventure sports equipment, and other great gifting opportunities. In Cold Spring, make a day out of your small business shopping by strolling down Main Street and browsing whimsical gifts at the Pink Olive, home furnishings at Archipelago, and vintage goods at DamnAged Vintage.

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. There is something for everyone with clothing, antiques, and jewelry vendors, in addition to much more. Put your purchase dollars towards the local community and invest in the future of Troy by shopping local.

Rockland County

Instead of checking out just one business in Rockland, head to the Rockland Farm Alliance’s Holiday Market to support over 50 local artisans at the craft fair event. Browse crafts, kitchen products, home décor, woodwork, and more from regional artists at the rain-or-shine market. Admission is $5 to help raise funds for community give-back projects, and the market runs from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on November 25 at the New City location.

Ulster County

 

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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. From stationery to seed kits, the Historic Huguenot Street Museum Shop has plenty of gifts to choose from this season.

Westchester County

This holiday season, the Cross County Center in Yonkers goes all out with décor and cheer. While enjoying the ice-skating rink or taking pictures with Santa, grab a bite from one of five local food trucks at the Holiday Food Truck Market, including options like YumBro, Crazy Taco Mex, and The Steak Truck. While in Westchester County, also make sure to wander glittering Lyndhurst Mansion at your own pace as you shop a curated makers market for festive treasures.


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