Sun. Oct 2nd, 2022

For Immediate Press Release



Santa Ana, CA – Nov.21, 2016 – Black Friday has always been about big box retail establishments sharing the biggest deals of the season but in 2016 Downtown Santa Ana will provide an eclectic, easy going and interesting approach to Black Friday while offering customers tons of shopping fun. For example, our Downtown Santa Ana Black Friday will be topped off with a whole roasted pig by Chef Ross at the grand opening of Mix Mix Kitchen Bar where carvings and cocktails will be handed out to the whole community.

The shopping in Santa Ana is so diverse you can get a quincinera, baptismal or bridal garment for half off and on the other side of the street stop in for specials on a lunch of German sausage, drunken fries and a craft beer. You can get your hair colored, cut and a blowout for 20% off and across the street find skater shoes, hip hop street styles as well as real gold, silver and cubic zirconium jewelry and even a gym membership with personal training. There are layers of events happening downtown because it is concurrently record store day. Leading the charge on that front is Left of the Dial Record Shop an outpost of emo and 90s shoe-gazer rock. Opening at 7 am the store will feature special vinyl releases offering up to 50 % off great music. Can’t find what you want, around the corner we Charlies tattoo’s a business that has been on La Cuatro for 30 years who will also be selling a large selection records for 25% off.

Beyond records and Black Friday sales Downtown Santa Ana will be filled with pop-ups, small retailers that open temporarily in other spaces. Joy +Love children’s boutique and P+H chalk custom hand lettered wood sliced ornaments will be open for the day at a stationary store called M. Lovewell. The Neighbor, Marcas Gallery, is hosting Lobby Clothing line at 50% off great styles, you may have seen this line formerly at the Lab. Down the street at the 4th Street Market you will find Sweet Mission cookie company is popping up at Alta Baja market to take your special holiday cookie orders. As you can tell already, this year, Downtown Santa Ana has the most refreshing approach to shopping for Christmas.

Our unique collective of shops and restaurants hold specials for every taste and will offer great deals on Friday but for the first time ever we will usher in the celebration of our amazing set of small businesses on Saturday. “Every dollar you spend in a small business returns three times more money to the local economy per the multiplier effect.” said Ryan Smolar, Executive Director of the Downtown business association, Downtown Inc. This year many of our small businesses will extend their deals to shop small Saturday. But the fun doesn’t stop there cause on Sunday we go from small business to micro business with The Patchwork Festival an amazing craft fair where you will find the most unique gifts in all of Orange County. If you have never experienced a maker fair it is a tight night bazar of hand crafted goods, clever products artful food and handicraft, food trucks and jamming. Overall you don’t want to miss this weekend in Santa Ana. You can get a first look at the retailer’s Black Friday, Small business Saturday and Patchwork Sunday events and find our specials on the website @ downtown-santaana.com/blackfriday .

“Many do not really know the breadth of shops, restaurants and services in Downtown Santa Ana, But this Back Friday, Small Business Saturday and Patchwork Sunday will give you the opportunity to come and enjoy yourself this weekend and allow you to shop local and explore Santa Ana and go home with fun gifts for their loved ones that will make the whole season a little brighter.” ~ Madeleine Spencer, Santa Ana Business Council.

By Editor

Art Pedroza started Orange County's first political blog, the Orange Juice, back in 2003. He now publishes the top civic blog in Orange County - New Santa Ana, plus other blogs including New Anaheim, New Fullerton and the Irvine News Blog, as well as the OC Politics Blog.

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