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The Woodland City Council recently declared Saturday, November 27 “Small Business Saturday” in the City of Woodland, a recognition of our community’s continued commitment to small business success.
The proclamation was the latest in a series of City actions to recognize and invest in our small business community. Roughly a year ago, the City administered the Support Small Business Grant Program to directly assist local businesses as they weathered the pandemic. Forty-two local businesses received funds that they then invested in personnel and operations, including the construction of outdoor use spaces. In particular, grant resources partially funded five “parklets” in Downtown Woodland that have helped businesses stay afloat and increased foot traffic on Main Street. In addition, the City produced and launched two “Shop Small” videos that highlighted small businesses as the backbone of our local economy. You can check out the videos here. Finally, the City collaborated with the Historic Downtown Woodland Group to reinvigorate monthly First Fridays with live music and increased promotional efforts. First Fridays, which returned to Downtown Woodland in Summer 2021, are possible thanks to sponsorship from Visit Yolo, Experience Woodland, the City, and coordination from the Historic Downtown Woodland Group.
Woodlanders have many opportunities to support local small businesses this holiday season:
December 3: First Friday
December 3 - 17: Charity Opportunities
December 6, 7, & 8: Santa Sleigh Rides
December 10: Holiday Tree Lighting, Parade, Ugly Sweater Crawl, & Parents’ Night Out
December 18: Candyland at the Public Library
Furthermore, the following Downtown businesses will host Santa Claus:
You can help Woodland Police "Fill the Trunk" with new and unwrapped gifts for kids in need at the following dates and locations:
When residents shop small in Downtown Woodland, they will enjoy holiday decorations and lights courtesy of local business the Twinkle Light Crew, now stretching West past Elm Street and the historic State Theatre.
The Downtown Woodland Holiday Boutique is open Monday through Friday from 10 AM - 6 PM, Saturday from 10 AM - 5 PM, and Sunday from 10 AM - 4 PM through December 24. The Boutique features more than 15 vendors at 711 Main St. in the old Daily Democrat building.
Lastly, the Woodland Opera House presents “Elf the Musical” from November 19 to December 13 on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM and Sundays at 2 PM. Click here to learn more. The Opera House also invites Woodlanders to donate new, unwrapped toys to their annual toy drive whenever they see "Elf" or their next show, "The Nutcracker Sweet."
2021 Shop Small and Holiday Events are sponsored by the City of Woodland, Historic Downtown Woodland Group, Visit Yolo, Experience Woodland, VisitWoodland, and Downtown Woodland businesses.