15 Reasons to Start Your Holiday Shopping in Waldo

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After you get your fill of Thanksgiving dinner, it’s time to turn your attention to another beloved holiday: Small Business Saturday!

Brace yourself for this incredible statistic: during last year’s Small Business Saturday event, American Express reported $19.8 billion (billion!) in consumer spending. Wouldn’t it be fascinating to know how much of that was spent in the Kansas City metro? 

This year, Waldo business owners and community leaders put their heads together and decided that one day to focus on your local holiday shopping just isn’t enough. Instead, you’re invited to the week-long Small Business Crawl, Nov. 27-Dec. 3.

Grab your favorite shopping partner and a few reusable shopping bags and get ready to explore a flurry of local discounts and merriment. Be sure you wear your comfiest shoes—did you know that Waldo is home to more than 300 businesses? Not only that, but the beloved neighborhood has welcomed more than 20 businesses since 2020, a remarkable feat given the health and economic circumstances of the pandemic.

Spend more than $50 in Waldo during the Small Business Crawl and get a Waldo 12 oz. Wine Tumbler as the free gift with a $50 purchase! Just bring your receipt to the Waldo Area Business Association Office (7222 Wornall Rd., Kansas City, Mo.), on Nov. 27 or Dec. 3.

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So where do you start your local holiday shopping? Here’s the full lineup of Small Business Week special offers:

Of course, you’re going to be hungry and thirsty after all that shopping!

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From coffee and cocktails to sandwiches and suds, Waldo has you covered whether you need pre-shopping fuel, a post-shopping celebration or anything in-between. Don’t miss these special offers during the Small Business Crawl:

By participating in Waldo’s Small Business Crawl, you’ll not only get a jumpstart on your holiday shopping (and delight the people on your list with thoughtful, one-of-a-kind gifts); you’ll also support a thriving community that’s as enjoyable of a place to work and live as it is to visit.

See you in Waldo!