Berwyn’s Depot District gears up for holiday shopping season
While larger chain stores will be duking it out with mega sales and door-buster events this holiday season, local retailers will also be vying for a slice of the holiday shopping pie.
In the Depot District, several retailers are offering their own specials and events this holiday season.
Fly Right Gifts, for example, will host its own Black Friday event with a “Letters to Santa Day.” The local gift shop has teamed up with the Berwyn Park District’s letters to Santa program to give area youths a chance to send their wishlists straight to old St. Nick himself.
The shop will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday handing out pens and paper for a special letters drop box located outside the store. Fly Right Gifts will join Komensky and Piper schools along with Proska, Freedom, Smirz and Hessler parks as drop-off points for the Letters to Santa program.
Serendipity Gifts and Antiques, meanwhile, will host its own “Small Business Saturday” event this weekend. As part of the promotion, 10 percent of the day’s receipts will go to the Berwyn Women’s Club.
Depot District retailers also will band together for two events to promote local business during the holiday season. First, the Berwyn Depot District Merchants Association will host its ongoing First Thursday campaign on Dec. 6, when shops regularly offer discounts and specials. Then, on Dec. 8, business will host open houses from 5 to 8 p.m. as part of the Deck the Depot Festival of Lights.
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