COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The biggest shopping days of the year come within the five days after Thanksgiving, including Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday.
While online shopping has quickly taken over for gift shopping, small businesses still rely on storefront shoppers. Elaine Smith, co-owner of Mountain Chalet in Colorado Springs, loves being able to connect with her customers face-to-face and help them shop. She says small business keeps the money in the community and helps our local economy. She also emphasizes that her company helps local charities, something that you may not find in a large corporation. They will have specials running Friday and Saturday, 20% off a surprise brand in store.
Manitou Springs, Old Colorado City, downtown Colorado Springs, and the Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center in Pueblo are all participating in Small Business Saturday. At Acacia Park you can grab the Downtown Partnership's annual Holiday Coupon Book from 10 am to 1 pm on Saturday, while supplies last.
If you strive to get the best Black Friday deals and head out Thursday evening, prepare for subfreezing temperatures all evening. The sky will be partly cloudy Thursday night, with dry weather expected. For Black Friday, some flurries are possible in the morning and light rain by late morning. Temperatures will be more comfortable in the 40s. By Saturday, the sun will be out with dry conditions expected, but temperatures will stay in the 30s all day.