La Plata Business Association (LPBA) announces that it will host an inaugural “Shop La Plata” celebration on Small Business Saturday® to be held on Nov. 29, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the downtown business district of La Plata, Maryland.

Small Business Saturday® is held the first Saturday after Thanksgiving and was original created by American Express in 2010 to help small business kick of the busy holiday shopping season.  By supporting independently-owned shops and restaurants on Small Business Saturday® and throughout the holiday season, you are helping to grow the local economy and build a better neighborhood.
“Shop La Plata for one of the best small town holiday shopping experiences Southern Maryland has to offer,” says Donna Padgett, co-chair of the Shop La Plata celebration and owner of Optical Shoppe of La Plata.

Streets and storefront windows will be decorated with whimsical holiday décor.  La Plata’s tops chefs at Casey Jones Restaurant & Bar and Charles Street Bakery will fill the air with wonderful aromas of sweet treats and tasty desserts!  Shop La Plata for homemade pizza at Pizza Hotline.

Shop La Plata for fine jewelry, fashion eyewear, baby boutique and one of kind gifts, ornaments and chic home decor at Centerpiece Boutique and Home Design, House Boutique, and Joson Fine Jewelry & Home Boutique.  Shop La Plata for holistic health and wellness, beauty, spa and yoga holiday specials at Alchemy the Salon, La Bella Viso, Live Out Loud Yoga Studio, New Moon Bodywork & Botanicals, Rejuvenation Medi-Spa, Tangles Hair Salon, The Loft Salon, and World Gym.  Shop La Plata for new and hard to find vintage musical instruments at Island Music Company, high quality custom framing for your holiday family portraits and handmade furniture at Bernie’s Frame Shop.  Shop La Plata for quality resale clothing at Hooks and Hangers and Iphone, Ipad and Ipod repairs at Wireless Junkies.

Ask participating merchants how to win prizes, no purchase necessary.

Participating merchants will be collecting canned goods and nonperishable food items on Small Business Saturday to support local food pantries.    

After a full-day of shopping, catch a family favorite live musical, “Annie,” and pre-theatre dinner specials at participating restaurants.  Advance ticket purchase and reservations recommended.

Everything’s here.  All we need is you.  Bring your family and friends.

This year, LPBA has partnered with Business Alliance of Charles County, Charles County Chamber of Commerce, Charles County Government Economic Development and Tourism, and Town of La Plata, among other neighborhood champions.
Look for a full page ad in the Maryland Independent “holiday shopping guide” on Wed., Nov. 26 and Dec. 10.  The guide will be available from Wed. Nov. 26 through Mon. Dec. 22 at Southern Maryland Newspapers Online web site

Stay updated and informed about the event by following the La Plata Business Association Facebook page.  For inquiries, please contact Christine Parker, co-chair of the Shop La Plata celebration at 301-751-7553.