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Shop Local at these 2020 Holiday Markets and Programs in Salt Lake County

Posted By Regional Development
November 24, 2020

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'Tis the season and Salt Lake County is asking residents who've experienced lesser impacts from COVID-19 to support local, small businesses in greater amounts during their shopping for the 2020 holidays.

There are a number of markets and digital events to allow for safe shopping that means a great deal to fellow neighbors.

Shop Small Digital Crawl.jpgLocalFirst's Shop Small Digital Crawl

When: Saturday, Nov. 28

Where: localfirst.org

LocalFirst Utah is an independent organization that promotes locally-owned businesses. Rather than holding an in-person "crawl" from business to business, this year the organization is hosting a digital crawl where residents can easily hop from one local business's website to another's. 

This will be a great opportunity to score some locally-made gifts and services for the holidays from business owners grouped in various geographical shopping districts.

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American Express Shop Small Map - Salt Lake County

If you're searching for small businesses across all corners of Salt Lake County, American Express has made it easier for you to do so. 

From restaurants to retail and entertainment to services, residents can search the map according to location or zipcode to identify many "Shop Small" options near you.

Search the Map

Shop in Utah.jpgShop in Utah Offers

Visit dozens of companies from all across Utah that have been hit hard by COVID-19 and are providing discounts or offers through this state grant program. A list of businesses and offers can be found here.

Want to support local businesses taking extra precautions due to COVID-19 for customer and employee safety? There's a directory of businesses that have taken the "Stay Safe to Stay Open" pledge.

Holiday Pop Up Market.jpgHoliday Pop Up Market at Trolley Square

When: Dates between Nov. 27-Dec. 20, 2020

Nov. 27-29; Dec. 4-6, 11-14, 18-20

Where: 700 East entrance of Trolley Square, 602 E. 500 South, Salt Lake City

This local market features local artisans. Find more details on the event's Facebook page.

Winter Farmers Market.pngDowntown Winter Farmers Market

When: Started Nov. 14, continues through Spring, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: The Gateway

This market focuses on local produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods, sauces, chocolates, and more. For more information, visit the Winter Market at the Gateway.

An adjacent Holiday Art & Craft Market will also take place across from the Winter Market on Saturdays, from Nov. 14-Dec. 19.

Downtown Dollars.jpgDowntown Dollars

Residents can get more bang for their buck shopping at downtown restaurants and retail shops when they buy a digital gift card for themselves or others for $50 or $75. Those that purchase $50 will receive an extra $10, and for $75 or more, purchasers will get $25 bonus bucks.

Learn more through the FAQ by Downtown Alliance. Purchase gift cards now through this link.

Craft Lake City's Online Holiday Market Artisans

When: Nov. 1-Nov. 30

Where: Online

Find Utah-based artisans partnering with Craft Lake City, and view exhibitor websites and social media pages where you can purchase gifts.

Battlecreek Boutique

When: 9 a.m.- 7 p.m. Dec. 3-5

Where: Schmidt's Farm and Greenhouse, 9120 S. Redwood Road West Jordan

The local market will feature 70 vendors and asks that visitors observe mask and social distancing measures. For more information, visit its Facebook event page.

Garten Gatherers Holiday Market

When: Noon-3 p.m. Nov. 28

Where: Mountain West Hard Cider, 425 N. 400 West Salt Lake city

Sip, shop, and support local in one trip where a smaller number of local vendors will share their wares at Mountain West Hard Cider. For event details, visit the Facebook event.

Shop in Utah - Utah's Own.pngUtah's Own

Utah's Own is a state program promoting local producers and has various lists, from artisans and gift ideas for the holidays, to Shop in Utah offers from Utah's Own members. To find Utah producers, artists, baked goods, meats, beverages, and more, visit their website.

Shop Local Programs

Cottonwood Heights: https://www.cottonwoodheights.utah.gov/doing-business/shop-safe-shop-local

Downtown Salt Lake: https://www.downtownslc.org/dollars

Daybreak: https://www.daybreakutah.com/whats-happening/shopping-dining/shop-local/

Millcreek: https://millcreek.us/291/Millcreek-Business-Council

Sandy: https://www.sandy.utah.gov/1578/Shop-Sandy

November Shopping Tour of Sugar House: Nov. 25-30, visit the event page

Taylorsville: https://www.taylorsvilleut.gov/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/1975/

Did we miss you? Send an email to jcarroll@slco.org to be added to the list of markets and programs available to Salt Lake County residents this holiday season.