Small Business Saturday deals you don’t want to miss

Hopman Jewelers (Krystal Vivian/Federated Media)

By: The Gateway Mile

If you’re looking for unique gifts for your loved ones this season, you definitely want to make sure you shop in downtown Elkhart for Small Business Saturday on Nov. 25.

As you walk Main Street finding holiday gifts for everyone on your list, enjoy carolers singing from 11 to 4 p.m. and stop at a burn barrel for free s’mores. Coffee, hot chocolate and other drinks will also be available. Santa and Mrs. Claus will meet children from noon to 3 p.m. on Civic Plaza. Photographs will be available to purchase that day. through Digital Mitchell Event Photography.

Here are all the other great deals and treats you can find on The Gateway Mile for Small Business Saturday.

Iechyd Da Brewing Company

Hours: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Stop in downtown Elkhart’s premiere brewery for great food and beer — including the recently tapped TransAtlantic collaboration Red Rye IPA with Wild Horse Brewing Company in Llandudno, Wales (Iechyd Da is a Welsh-inspired brewpub). There’s a limited-run can label commemorating the collaboration, so don’t wait to try it!

Hopman Jewelers

Hours: 9:30 to 5 p.m.

Get a free gift and free gift wrapping with every purchase on Small Business Saturday. The first 10 shoppers will also get a special Small Business Saturday gift bag.

Ruthmere Museum

Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (last tour begins at 3 p.m.)

Take a break from shopping to tour the Ruthmere House decorated for the holiday season. This year’s theme is “I’ll be home for Christmas” in honor of past and present military servicemen and servicewomen. All veterans and active duty military members can tour the Ruthmere for free from Thanksgiving weekend through December 30. The general public can tour the Ruthmere for a reduced admission of $2 per person from Thanksgiving weekend through December 30 thanks to a generous grant from the Community Foundation of Elkhart County. Ruthmere members are invited to Cocktails with the Clauses featuring Santa and Mrs. Claus on Saturday night. Call 574-264-0330 for information on becoming a member and on attending the event.

Our Place on Main

Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Shop several pop-up shops for home decor items, nutritional products, baby headbands from El and Em and more items for your whole Christmas list. Enjoy music while you shop and drinks will be available.


Hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Come in for a variety of unique gifts. All Canvas jewelry is “buy two get one 1/2 off” and statement earrings are 10% off. Limited edition holiday planters and holiday bulbs will also be for sale.

The Black Crow on Main

Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Vendors throughout the store will be offering a variety of discounts on their items, including home decor, furniture, clothing and other items. Recieve a free gift with any purchase. Also, the first 10 shoppers will recieve a free Small Business Saturday gift bag.


Hours: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Shoppers can get 50% off on each item in the store (some exclusions apply). Also, throughout the holiday shopping season, shoppers will get a discount on a brand new winter coat with the donation of any and all gently used winter coats (including women’s, men’s and children’s coats) and brand new toiletries to donate to CAPS in Elkhart

Secret Door Games

Hours: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

The first 100 customers will get a free Heroclix figure from the recent Wonder Woman set. Buy any two items and get the third half-off throughout the store (excluding collectible games and individual Magic: The Gathering cards). Purchases of $30 or higher will receive a $5 off coupon for after Christmas and purchases of $50 or more will receive a free canvas bag. All purchases of a box of Magic: The Gathering — Ixalan will also come with a free Treasure Chest booster pack.

That’s Dancing Studio

Hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Stop by a bistro table outside That’s Dancing Studio and help yourself to a coupon for 10% off any gift certificate of $100 or more.

The Lerner Theatre

Hours: Doors open at 6 p.m., show begins at 7 p.m.

The Aurinko Ballet will present the Contemporary Nutcracker, an alternative version of the Nutcracker ballet. The story follows Klara in a magical pursuit for a family that helps show the true meaning of Christmas. Tickets are $10 for children, $20 for adults and $15 for seniors. Buy tickets at or by calling the Box Office at 574-293-4469.

Rhonda’s Cake Cottage

Hours: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Enjoy free samples of Christmas cookies, gingerbread houses and other holiday goodies. Get 10% off of holiday orders made on Small Business Saturday and enjoy special gift baskets. The first 20 people to purchase a jar gift or gift basket will receive a free Small Business Saturday bag.

Matzke Florist

Hours: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Recieve 50% off Christmas arrangements and free local delivery for all orders placed on Small Business Saturday. Kringle candles, created by the son of the Yankee Candle founder, will also be on sale for 50% off.

N.Wirt Design & Gallery

Hours: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Enjoy coffee and light refreshments while you shop for art, decor and home goods. Pull tags out of a bowl to get a discount of 10 to 25% off your entire purchase.

New Paradigm Burger & Brew House

Hours: 3 p.m. to 2 a.m.

New Paradigm Burger & Brew House has one of the largest beer menus in the region and a great menu of gourmet burgers, tacos, poutine and more to go with it. Not a beer drinker? The cocktail menu is filled with classics as well as drinks crafted by New Paradigm’s friendly staff.

523 Tap & Grill

Hours: Noon to 10:30 p.m.

523 Tap & Grill is now open for lunch on Saturdays, so you can stop in while you’re shopping or once you’re finished. Enjoy delicious steaks, pasta and seafood, cocktail specials and nightly features.

The Electric Brew

Hours: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Step in out of the cold for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as coffee and other delicious drinks and baked goods. Shop the jewelry, reusable coffee cups and other gifts in the store as well.

Seifert Drug

Hours: 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

All items are 25 percent off (excluding prescriptions and cigarettes) during Small Business Saturday.

The Vine Restaurant

Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Stop in while shopping to enjoy soup and a half-sandwich for $7, as well as draft beer for $4 and house wines for $5.

The Gateway Mile is the best place to shop for unique gifts, incredible food and one-of-a-kind experiences during the holiday season and all year round. Plan your next trip to downtown Elkhart at


  1. What burger & brew restaurant has the great brussel sprouts appetizer Jon Zimney was talking about this morning 4/30/22? Thanks!


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