The City of Royal Oak invites the community to come together for ‘The Small Business Saturday with Santa’ event to celebrate the alley, recently named Royal Oak Way (ROW), opening behind businesses along Main Street between 11 Mile and Third Street. The family-friendly event will offer activities for elementary aged children including a picture opportunity with Santa, arts and crafts, live entertainment, food and beverage samples and more. Free Santa hats will be given away as supplies last. These activities are available thanks to community partners, Toyology Toys, Dessert Oasis, Lockhart’s BBQ and Mr. B’s. There will be a brief ribbon cutting to officially open ROW.
The public celebration will take place in the ROW on November 24 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Parking will be available at the west Farmers Market lot, and in P4 between City Hall and the library. Attendees who arrive before 5 p.m. can park in the city garages for two hours free.
Participating businesses will gift patrons Royal Oak bags and ornaments for every $25 spent – this includes Burn Rubber Sneaker Boutique, Cream Blends, Chrome, Deco Doug Collectibles, Elements Jewelry Studio, Goldfish Tea, Hihi, Lift, Lily's Seafood, Motor City Gas, Office Coffee Shop, Rail & Anchor, Stagecrafters, Scout, Toyology Toys, Write Impressions and more.
Join us to capture:
* Kids and the community participating in various activities and games
* Mayor Fournier giving remarks in regard to the ROW opening
* Ribbon cutting of ROW
* The community coming together to patron Royal Oak businesses and to celebrate the downtown development
If you go:
WHEN: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturday, November 24
WHERE: Royal Oak Way: the alley behind businesses along Main St. between 11 Mile and Third St.