Bargain Hunters Will Find Great Buys Throughout Southwest Michigan on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, November 25th and 26th

Bargain hunters seeking great buys will find them throughout Southwest Michigan, on Black Friday, November 25th, and Small Business Saturday, November 26th. Select merchants will begin their holiday sales on Black Friday. That day, in addition to special sales, shoppers in downtown St. Joseph can also enjoy free, horse-drawn trolley rides from noon to 3pm. (weather permitting) sponsored by the Frederick S. Upton Foundation.

“You will easily find gifts for everyone on your holiday shopping list from our merchants, restaurants and entertainment venues,” said Brian Smith, interim executive director of St. Joseph Today. “From the latest fashions to locally made wines and candies, to gourmet foods, to award-winning toys and games to museum memberships to fresh-baked pet biscuits, you won’t be disappointed with all of your choices.”

Smith said the Welcome Center will offer additional fun on Small Business Saturday. “The Welcome Center will host Zoup! and the Bistro on the Boulevard who will be handing out samples from 11am to 2pm” Smith said another appreciated present is a St. Joseph Today gift certificate, redeemable at participating member stores, restaurants and hotels. They can be purchased at the Welcome Center, 301 State St.

For a list of shops, and Small Business Saturday specials, visit

Shoppers can also find choices of restaurants, hotels and upcoming holiday events at, or stop in the Welcome Center.

St. Joseph Today, a membership-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is dedicated to developing and promoting events and business in St. Joseph, Mich. and its surrounding communities. For more information about upcoming events, visit or