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Downtown Dearborn Holiday & Fall Promotions

Downtown Dearborn, the West and East Dearborn Downtown Development Authorities, are launching some new events and bringing back some good ‘ole standards too! Join us in celebrating the season and encouraging shoppers and diners to patron both downtowns. Here are the details on our Holiday & Fall Promotions:

imagesDowntown Trick-or-Treat

Be a trick-or-treat stop along the way on Saturday, October 29, from 2-4pm. All you have to do is pass out tricks or treats to kids and families as they visit your place of business. We will provide you with a sign for your door to indicate that you are a trick-or-treat stop, list your business online and promote on social media. This is a great way to expose families to your business. Consider adding a business card, coupon or special item with your treat as you hand them out. Both downtowns are promoting this trick-or-treat activity.

white_wk_logoShop Small/Small Business Saturday

On Saturday, November 26, Small Business Saturday, the downtowns will kick-off its’ Shop Small campaign. We will be producing a passport of businesses in which you can entice shoppers and diners with a special that is good from the 26th through December 14. We will provide you with a stamp so that when customers make a purchase (doesn’t have to be the special), you stamp their passport. For each stamp they receive, they are entered into a raffle of gifts. Each participating business is asked to provide one gift for the raffle with a minimum value of $25. We will be promoting this campaign on social media, print materials for your business and on 93.9 The River.

Also as part of the promotion with 93.9 The River, businesses can also choose to receive radio mentions as part of our radio ads for a fee of $100 per four spots.

holiday-open-houseHoliday Open House

To conclude the holiday season of festivities, on Wednesday, December 14, Downtown East and West Dearborn will host a Holiday Open House from 4-9pm. In the east, the EDDDA will hold its annual event at Artspace featuring local foods. In the west, we are encouraging consumers to visit businesses that are a “wassail” stop who will be providing a snack, beverage, entertainment or special. Both are great opportunities to showcase your business and create some holiday cheer! This can also be a great time to reach out to your own customers and treat them to a special event at your place, which could then expose them to neighboring businesses, growing all of our businesses.

2017 Events to Note

First time ever! We are hosting a Dearborn Restaurant Week on February 13-19. Details coming soon on you can participate.

The martians are returning on April 22 for the Martian Marathon! We are working with Running Fit and the City of Dearborn Recreation Department to increase cross-promotions between businesses and the event. More detail forthcoming, but let us know if you would be interested.


To sign up for any of these fun events, please click here.