We’re sharing our favorite local businesses to visit around the holidays
Local businesses are fun to visit year-round, but there’s something extra special about visiting a your favorite spot in town when it’s decked out for the holidays.
Here are some of our team’s favorite small businesses when the holiday season is in full swing:
“Glascott’s is one of those friendly neighborhood establishments in Chicago that people find themselves drawn to time and time again. Their over-the-top, yet classy, Christmas decor is something to be relished and looked forward to every December. You’ll see friendly faces throughout the year, but the holidays are special here and is the be the place to be for a familiar experience while embracing the holidays.” — Matt Lapinski, VP Marketing
“It’s a pop up business / event that starts Thanksgiving weekend and goes until Christmas Day. Blue Genie Art Bazaar hosts local Austin artisans, so I’m able to purchase gifts and treats for myself from small businesses all in one place! They have something for everyone — clothes, jewelry, homemade soap, toys, robots — you name it!” — Katie Ratcliffe, Community Manager
“You are going to wait a long time, but it’s worth it! The flakey buttermilk biscuits, the homemade jam, and fried chicken is so good, it will make you jump out of your seat! It’s a great start to the holidays and a place where I always leave with a to-go box. They have been around for almost 12 years, and recently opened up a second location. The atmosphere and the great customer service make it one of my favorite reasons to go home — that and I get to see friends and family!” — Geoffrey Brown, Regional Development Representative
“The lounge in the Driskill feels so cozy especially during the holiday season. The hotel is a landmark in Austin and it’s fun to admire the architecture while sipping a drink and listening to some live music.” — Megan Blackburn, Account Manager
“Succulents make a PERFECT gift for the holidays! They’re beautiful, affordable, and super low maintenance to take care of, and (IMHO) no place in Austin does succulents better than Succulent Native. I love this business’ story, the owner is so kind and creative, and her shop is so unique! You can find all kinds of fun things to create the perfect succulent arrangement. I just love this place!” — Rebecca Bradford, Account Manager
Pittsford, New York
“Fresh ice cream, baked goodies and bread, and other things you can only get Upstate! It’s always festive around the holidays and a must-stop when I’m back in my hometown.” — Emily Howeth, Event Marketing Associate
“Every Christmas, Mozart’s puts on a light show for free. It runs every night, and the lights follow different Christmas tunes. It’s pretty spectacular to sit there holding a cup of hot cocoa and watching the show. What’s more, I love that the crowd is always diverse — you’ll hear at least three different languages around you!” — Brooke Bullard, Content Specialist, Out of Office
Learn more about the small businesses that our team loves to visit during the holidays and year-round here.
Source: Main Street Hub