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Lincoln Mayor Encourages Local Shopping This Holiday

Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird, Thursday, encouraged residents to support local businesses by participating in these upcoming promotions:

  • The “Shop the Blocks” holiday celebration from 4:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, November 21 is produced by the Downtown Lincoln Association (DLA).  The event includes discounts, giveaways and refreshments.  More information is available at
  • The tenth annual Small Business Saturday promotion is November 30, the Saturday between “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday.” Small Business Saturday was started in 2010 by American Express, which offers promotions for shoppers and retailers.  It is also supported by Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP), a non-partisan small business advocate and operational arm of the Small Business Saturday Coalition.  More information is available at
  • The fifth annual “Haymarket Unwrapped” is from 4. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, December 10.  The free event will include discounts, prizes, refreshments, live music and sleigh rides in Lincoln’s Historic Haymarket District.  It is produced by DLA and the Lincoln Haymarket Development Corporation.  More information is available at
  • Breakfast with Santa is from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, December 14 at the Candy Factory Atrium, 800 “P” Street.  The event includes live music, a toy train display, a clown, a bubble show and pictures with Santa.  More information is available at

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