NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - On Saturday, November 25, New Providence will come alive with the kick-off to the holiday shopping season with Small Business Saturday and a visit from the big guy himself. Santa is making a special stop to New Providence for photos in the gazebo at Centennial Park from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.

Started in 2010 by American Express, Small Business Saturday encourages people to get out and visit locally-owned-and-operated retailers. It is the hope that Small Business Saturday will encourage people to shop locally throughout the entire holiday season. 

While shops and restaurants will be hosting their own shop local specials and offers, 30 New Providence businesses have signed on to participate in the Small Business Saturday Shop NP incentive raffle, presented by the New Providence Business Community.

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This is how it works:

  • Shop, dine and enjoy services offered by salons and fitness studios in New Providence on Saturday, November 25. Each time you patronize a participating business, you will earn a raffle ticket for a chance to win one of many Shop New Providence raffle prizes. 
  • The Grand Prize will include combined gifts valued over $1,000. (Check back with TAPinto New Providence for further details of prizes with photos.)

Small Business Saturday Raffle Participants:

Editor's Note: Contact if you are a New Providence business that would like to participate in SBS Shop New Providence by donating to the SBS raffle prize. Stay tuned into TAPinto New Providence for latest updates.

Visit New Providence Business Community website for information about the New Providence Holiday Festival that includes the Christmas Walk with the New Providence HighSchool Marching Band and Santa's arrival on Friday, Nov. 24 with festivities beginning at 5 p.m. and culminating with a firework show at 8 p.m.