Let the holiday shopping begin! – Pasadena Weekendr
You are lucky. Pasadena management and its merchants want to make sure that you have plenty of reasons to keep your groceries close to you, so they have planned some exciting vacation activities.
The City of Pasadena and Visit Pasadena are launching the local “From Pasadena, With Love” vacation shopping campaign to promote the hundreds of local and independent small businesses. The campaign will launch on Small Business Saturday, scheduled for Saturday, November 27, but will be in full swing until December 24.
“From Pasadena, With Love” offers 26 small business docking stations in Pasadena. Buyers can take a chance to win Pasadena branded gifts and experiences. Prizes include tickets to Rose Parade, the Cruel World Music Festival, passes to the Just Like Heaven music festival, family packs to the Kidspace children’s museum and the Pasadena Playhouse.
The giveaway action will shine through 22 blocks of old Pasadena, home to more than 125 enthusiastic independent businesses with unique merchandise, restaurants and services.
These small, local businesses line the streets and alleys of the neighborhood – and it’s probably been a while since you visited your favorite stores and discovered all the new ones.
There are also 50 more businesses that display that independent store spirit, businesses that only offer a few locations and lend themselves to that special vibe of old Pasadena.
And now, hotels like the Courtyard Marriott Hotel Stay and the luxurious Langham Huntington Pasadena as well as its luxurious Pasadena Chuan Spa are also offering gift certificates for stays and tours.
Gift certificates to local restaurants and shops are also available for lucky winners, including meals at Italian Restaurant Gale, Cerveceria Del Pueblo, Coffee & Plants, El Dorado, Elisa B, Float Pasadena, Homage, Koko’s Mediterranean Café, Lucky Baldwin’s, Pasadena Antique Mall, Love Bug & Me, Mercadito Monarca, Remainders Creative Reuse, Walker / Viden Luxury Consignment, April Blooms and the Pasadena Sandwich Company.
Buyers can also earn certificates from Jones Coffee Roasters, Kidspace Children’s Museum, Monica Linda Photography, GLOW Beauty, Spenga Pasadena, Stride Pasadena, Roscoe’s House of Chicken ‘N’ Waffles, Local Power Washers and The Soap Kitchen.
Twenty-six Campaign Docking Stations, located throughout Pasadena City, will offer the public the opportunity to win Pasadena branded gifts and experiences. To view the full list of docking station locations, right click here.
To participate, buyers can visit any country docking station from Saturday, November 27 through December 24. Customers will have the chance to win Pasadena branded gifts and experiences. For more information on the local vacation store ‘From Pasadena, With Love’ campaign, click here.
Enthusiastic shoppers can start their day by stopping at one of the three docking stations with extended hours of operation. Pull a gift tag from the “red box” for a chance to take home Pasadena brand enamel pins, water bottles, tote bags and more. Gift tag prices include museum admission, Rose Parade tickets, and even hotel stays, to be claimed at the Visit Pasadena offices at 300 E. Green Street.
Tribute 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
100 N. Fair Oaks Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91103
Mousse 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
17 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91105
neon retro arcade 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
28 S. Raymond Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91105
And there are more promotions and freebies at Room and board (42 S. De Lacey Avenue, Pasadena, Saturday 11 am to 7 pm and Sunday 11 am to 6 pm) where someone could win a $ 1,000 gift card.
Complete an in-store entry form to enter the draw (no purchase necessary). The winners will be notified on Monday, November 29 by e-mail.
Many more small businesses will be offering fun promotions, freebies, and just the warm satisfaction of shopping and eating small.
Buyers can also take advantage of 90-minute free parking at Park & Walk garages and 20-minute pick-up areas.
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