Small Business Saturday

What: Join merchants in Downtown Garden City for their Holiday Open House and kick off your holiday shopping this year by supporting small businesses by shopping and eating local during the National Shop Small Saturday. Participating merchants will offer in-store events and promotions. This is a great time to find those one-of-a-kind gifts perfect for your loved ones.

When: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday

Where: Downtown Garden City


Tree lighting

What: Garden City Downtown Vision’s annual tree lighting ceremony. Join Mayor Melvin Dale as he flips the switch and illuminates Stevens Park with thousands of festive holiday lights. The first 100 kids will receive a free wand to help Mayor Dale light the trees. There will be hot cocoa, cookies and cider for purchase courtesy of the Garden City High School Drama Department and the GCHS Choir will perform Christmas carols. There also will be special guest appearances and photo opportunities with Santa Claus and Frozen's Princess Elsa.

When: 6 p.m., Saturday

Where: Stevens Park