Tis the Season: Clinton Merchants Gear Up to Provide Festive Shopping Experience

November 19, 2023

As the holiday season approaches, the city of Clinton is buzzing as local merchants prepare for a season of festive shopping. To enhance the shopping experience for residents and visitors alike, many businesses in the area have announced extended hours and special events to spread the holiday cheer.

To accommodate shoppers, numerous stores will be open late on Thursdays and extend their hours until 2:00 pm on Saturdays. This initiative aims to provide shoppers with ample time to explore the unique offerings of Clinton’s downtown businesses.

Here’s a sneak peek into the lineup of special events and shopping opportunities that will add a sprinkle of magic to the holiday season:

  1. Pre-Thanksgiving/Black Friday Sale (Tuesday, November 21, 7:00-9:00): Kick off your holiday shopping with exclusive deals and discounts before the official Black Friday rush.
  2. Black Friday (Friday, November 23): Dive into the shopping frenzy and take advantage of the great deals offered by local merchants.
  3. Shop Small (Saturday, November 24): Embrace the spirit of supporting local businesses on Small Business Saturday and discover hidden gems within the heart of Clinton.
  4. Christmas Tree Lighting (Thursday, November 30, many stores will remain open until 8:00 pm): Join the community in celebrating the lighting of the Christmas tree, and take advantage of the extended shopping hours.
  5. Christmas Parade (Saturday, December 2, stores will be open after the parade): Keep the festivities going after the Christmas Parade by exploring the array items in the downtown stores that will remain open.
  6. Late-Night Shopping (Thursday, December 7, many stores will remain open until 8:00 pm.): Enjoy the magical atmosphere of Clinton after dark as merchants extend their hours to accommodate evening shoppers.
  7. Weekend Shopping (Saturday, December 9, and Saturday, December 16, stores open 10-2): Spend your weekends leisurely exploring the town’s offerings with extended Saturday hours.
  8. Mingle and Jingle Event (Thursday, December 14, downtown until 8 or 9): Immerse yourself in the holiday spirit with merchants staying open late for an evening of mingling and jingling.
  9. Extended Christmas Shopping (Thursday, December 23, many stores will remain open until 8 pm.): For those last-minute shoppers, take advantage of extended hours just before Christmas Eve.

In addition to these exciting events, merchants are introducing a special incentive for loyal customers. Shoppers can collect stamps with every purchase made at different businesses. Once they’ve accumulated ten stamps, each from a different establishment, they will be entered into a drawing to win $100 in “Clinton Bucks” – a currency exclusively redeemable within the downtown businesses.

This holiday season, Clinton is your festive shopping destination. Come join the community in celebrating the spirit of the season, supporting local businesses, and creating lasting memories in the heart of downtown Clinton.