Hundreds of shoppers hit Tysons Corner, Fair Oaks and the big box stores for Black Friday on Friday morning.
But businesses in Vienna say there's no reason to leave town to find that perfect gift, or, a good deal.
This holiday season, several local businesses are teaming up to offer incentives for shoppers to keep their dollars in Vienna.
In coordination with the second annual nationwide "Small Business Saturday," Mayor Jane Seeman, along with the Town Council and Town Business Liasion Committee, declared this Saturday "Vienna Business Saturday" to encourage residents to patronize businesses in town.
"This day is strategically set between “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday” when Vienna’s citizens are encouraged to make a special effort to patronize businesses in the Town. We want to focus attention on the distinctive character of Vienna’s businesses, both large and small, and what they have to offer customers," the TBLC wrote in a letter about the day.
For a look at some of the deals offered by businesses this weekend, scroll down.
In addition to offering specials on Black Friday weekend and for Monday's holiday stroll, Church Street and Maple Avenue businesses created a "Church Street District Shoppers Card." Residents that shop at five of the 25 shops on the card and get a signature at each will be entered into a raffle for $25 to $500 gift certificates valid at any of the participating stores. Residents can pick up a card at any of the stores listed.The card must be turned in by Dec. 16, and residents can turn in multiple cards. A list of stores is at the end of this article.
Shoppers will also be able to pick up a four-page book of coupons for Church Street District stores, valid through the end of December. They offer specials ranging from 15 percent off at Black Eyed Susan to $1 off any drink before 7:30 a.m. at Caffe Amouri. A copy of the coupon book is attached to this article. Residents must print out the book and present coupons in order to receive the discounts.
Some Black Friday Weekend specials:
"Our Small Works show is in the gallery through the end of December; artworks are all for sale and you can take them home at time of purchase. As pieces are sold, new pieces go up, so check back often. Fifty percent of each sale goes to support our Creating a Mosaic of Military Families charity, so when you are buying this art, you are supporting both an artist and a program that supports families of our deployed military; two great causes indeed!"
"It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! In an effort to help you deck the halls, we're offering 20% off anything and everything "holiday" themed during the weekend of Nov 25th- 27th. (All four locations. May not be combined with other discounts or promotions. Not valid for and special orders. No rainchecks.) Ho-ho-happy shopping!"
"Buy a $50 gift card and get a $5.00 card for yourself."
"Twenty percent off lights, computers, and car racks, as well as some models of bikes. (Good Friday through Sunday)."
"Black Friday: $450 Gift Card Giveaway – from 10am – 6pm, the first customer of each hour to come into our shop and say “Gift Card Giveaway” will receive a $50 gift certificate. Stipulations - one gift card per household, winner must be at least 18 years old, gift cards may not be combined or applied to an existing order.
Small Business Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Select a coupon from our bowl of savings and find out how much you can save on any one item. Savings up to 30% off. (*Item must be greater than $200. Savings may not be applied to orders previously placed, past estimates, solitaire diamonds or loose gemstones.)"
Artful Gift Shop/The Black Eyed Susan
"This weekend, Friday through Monday Night, The Artful Gift Shop, and The Black Eyed Susan are doing deal swaps
Shop at The Artful, get a coupon for 15% off one item at Black-Eyed Susan! Shop at the Black Eyed-Susan, get 15% off 1 item at the Artful Gift Shop! Black-Eyed Susan will have 20% off of all Christmas ornaments.
The Artful Gift Shop is having a gift certificate drawing! Enter to win one of 2 $50 gift certificates, no purchase necessary!"
"Pear Tree Cottage will be having its annual store-wide Holiday Sale Friday November 25 through Sunday November 27th. A discount of 20% off all full priced items and 25% off all lighting, art and mirrors. Some items that are marked up to 50% off!
In addition, we have wonderful holiday gifts and decor. Come early for the best selection. New merchandise arriving weekly.
Sale Hours: Friday & Saturday: 10 to 5 p.m. Sunday: 12 to 4 p.m.
Church Street District Shopper Card Stores
- Achikian Goldsmith
- Black-Eyed Susan
- Peartree Cottage
- Bikes @ Vienna
- Great Harvest Bread Co.
- Artful Gift Shop
- Clock Shop of Vienna
- Maverick Mosaics
- Vienna Pet Spaw
- Applegate Framing
- Beekman's Place
- Caffe Amouri
- Decore By Denise
- Church Street Pizza
- Nielsen's Frozen Custard
- Pure Pasty
- Sanctuary on Church
- Vienna Presbyterian Grapevine Books
- Oriental Rug Weavers
- E.nopi Learning Center
- Princess Fanny's Beauty Salon
- Maple Ave Restaurant
- Sweet City Desserts