New this year Elf on the Shelf In Downtown Saco.
Elf On The Shelf arrives in Saco on November 29th!
This sneaky little elf named “Spirit” checks in on all the downtown businesses and their shoppers to see if they’re being naughty or nice. Keep a lookout as you shop and dine in Saco. If you should find him, you could win 100 gallons of heating oil or a $300.00 Gift Certificate at Shaw’s or Hannaford’s.
Spot Spirit and post a photo to the Saco Spirit Facebook page or email a photo with your contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org and you’ll be entered into a drawing. Spirit will be in town from Nov. 29th through Dec. 22nd.
Winner will be announced on December 23th on Saco Spirit’s facebook page. So be very good and spend your money locally this holiday season, and a sly little Spirit elf might reward you in return.
Rules for Elf on the Shelf
Small Business Saturday Nov. 29th.
Join Downtown Saco Celebrate Small Business Saturday. Many stores are celebrating by offering specials, sales, promotions, refreshments and free gift wrapping. Here are just a few of our stores that are celebrating:
On the Go Hair Designs: On the Go Hair Designs will be open for gift shopping offering lots of gift giving options! We will also be offering Mary Kay 5 minute makeovers and other fun discounts!
Hearts Desire: Offering 10% off of total sale.
Stone Soup: We will be open early-9:00 am, with coffee and homemade treats for shoppers and free gift wrapping.
Becky’s Boutique: 1st year Anniversary Sale. We will be having refreshments, also free give-a-ways and a sales. (9-6)
Saco Frame Center: 25% off all in stock mirrors on Small Business Saturday (while supply lasts).
Bella’s: buy 3 items and get 1 free! Everything in store is only $5! Free refreshments (9-5)
Ashley: Refreshments, sales, and handmade outfits (9-3)
Nabo’s 10% any purchase of $100 or more.
Illusions Christmas Sets Specials and Refreshments (10-2)
Gorham Bike Up to 50% off Alpine Ski clothing and 2 for 1 ski tune-up
Golden Rooster Daily Specials
Vic and Whit’s Daily lunch and Dinner specials
Shop Saco and Biddeford to help support our local economy...take the 10% shift pledge:-))
According to research firm Civic Economics, when consumers choose a locally owned business over a non-local alter...
native, $73 of every $100 spent stays in the community. By contrast, only $43 of every $100 spent at a non-locally owned business remains in the community.
A 2008 study of Kent County commissioned by Local First — determined that just a 10% shift in consumer spending toward locally owned businesses would create: $140 million in new economic activity
1,600 new jobs
$50 million in new wages
The 2014 Holiday Festival and Parade of Lights is scheduled for December 6th, 2014
10-2: Cookie Walk (Tin tickets will be available for purchase 1 week before the event, through the Saco Spirit's office. Only 60 tins are sold so make sure you purchase your tickets early. Tins can be picked up at City Hall starting at 9:30 ) The Cookie walk will feature up to 15 downtown businesses. Purchase tin tickets before the event at Saco Spirit office, Saco Frame Center or the Saco Hampton Inn.
1-4 Horse Drawn Wagon Rides (Catch a ride in an old fashion horse drawn wagon) Located behind the Saco Post office.
2-4 Santa at City Hall (Come visit Mr. and Mrs. Claus at City Hall. Refreshments will be served
4-4:30 Tree Lighting and Caroling Joe Ryley Park (Corner of Beach and Main St. ). Visit our "Wishing Tree" and join in the fun as we have our tree lighting and share in Caroling!
4:30- 6:30 Toys for Tots and Saco Spirit's Bean Supper At Most Holy Trinity Rec Hall. (After the day's events and before the Grand Parade of Lights, plan on attending the Toys for Tot's Bean Supper. All proceeds from the supper goes for the Toys for Tot's program, help support this great cause and make a boy or girls Christmas special!) Tickets sold at Saco Spirit office, Saco Frame Center and Hampton Inn. Tickets are also being sold at the door.
6:30 Parade of Lights (The grandest parade of the year! Grab a cup of hot cocoa or hot coffee and come enjoy one of the greatest parades of Saco! Every float is lit up with hundreds of lights! It's the only lighted parade in Southern Maine!)
purchase a cookie tin and visit stores on Dec. 6th You will receive two homemade cookies from each participating merchant.
Purchase tin tickets at Saco Spirit office Pepperell Square, Saco Frame Center Pepperell Square, or the Saco Hampton Inn Industrial Park Road. Pick up tins on Dec. 6th between 10-12
Interested in Building a Float for the parade? Download the application here!
Parade of Lights application
Parade of Lights Rules
Parade of Lights Rules