The weekend after Thanksgiving is the biggest shopping time of the year. As shoppers flock to the malls to get ahead on holiday purchases, we want to remind you that Saturday is the day to support small businesses.
Here is what's going on in downtown Oak Park for Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, courtesy of Downtown Oak Park:
Ten Thousand Villages, 121 N. Marion St.
Get a $10 gift card for every $100 you spend Friday, Nov. 29 through Sunday, Dec. 1.
The Competitive Foot, 102 N. Marion St.
1/3 off all merchandise Friday, Saturday and Sunday
On Friday, Nov. 29, enjoy mysterious "pick your discounts" and free Juliska gifts with purchase all day, as well as swag bags for earlybird customers. Swag bags, available with purchase, are only here until supplies run out. (10 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
The Book Table, 1045 Lake St.
Annual Black Friday Fundraiser for West Suburban PADS: Celebrate the day after Thanksgiving with as The Book Table donates 10 percent of all in-store sales to West Suburban PADS to aid in the fight to end homelessness. Find out more about PADS at www.westsuburbanpads.org.
Downtown Oak Park has also put together a great gift guide for shoppers headed to local businesses. See some of their suggestions in our Storify feed above, or on the Downtown Oak Park website here.