Support your local community and shop independently this festive season

Posted on: Monday, November 22, 2021

Three events aimed at encouraging residents to support their independent businesses this Christmas are taking place across Newark and Sherwood during November and December.

These events, organised by local shopping groups, encourage customers to support their local community by shopping independently this festive season. Events include those held in specific town centres as well as national initiatives. 

Southwell Christmas Late Night Shopping Event – Thursday 25 November

Organised by Shop Southwell retailers, the Southwell Christmas Late Night Shopping event is considered one of the festive highlights of the town’s events calendar. Until 8 pm on Thursday 25 November, Southwell’s independent shops and Christmas market will be open to allow more time to browse for those unique Christmas presents.

Southwell’s independent shops offer a wide range of gifts to choose from, including clothes, home wear, jewellery, crafts, wine and edible delicacies. There will also be carol singing to enjoy from Lowes Wong and Holy Trinity school children in the Admiral Rodney Courtyard, an advent shop window trail and festive food and drink. 

More information can be found at: https://whatson.visitnewark.co.uk/event/southwell-christmas-late-night-shopping/.

#ShopNewark Festive Fun Day – Saturday 4 December

To coincide with Small Business Saturday, #ShopNewark is hosting an event across the town to celebrate independent businesses in Newark and encourage customers to buy independently this Christmas. 

Businesses in Newark, which offer a wide range of products and services, will be offering discounts, gifts and offers that will only be available on the 4 December. Customers will also have the chance of winning over £500 of prizes from businesses including:

More information can be found on the #ShopNewark Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/shopnewarkontrent

Small Business Saturday – Saturday 4 December

Small Business Saturday is a national campaign that highlights small business success and encourages consumers to shop local and support the small businesses in their communities. Residents can search for the small businesses in their area with the Small Business Finder tool. In addition, customers can use the hashtag #SmallBizSatUK to tweet, post and Instagram photos of themselves supporting their local small businesses.

Businesses interested in registering and advertising their business with the Small Business Finder can do so on the Small Business Saturday website: https://smallbusinesssaturdayuk.com/