Shop Small Nov. 27 for a Chance to Win $500 in Mandan Bucks

Mandan is celebrating Small Business Saturday on Nov. 27 with a Shop Hop and Santa’s Arrival. Shoppers who visit five or more participating merchants will be eligible for prize drawings of $500 in Mandan Bucks plus various gift cards.

Shop Hop to at least five of 21 participating businesses offering special sales. Download the list, map and passport or pick up information from participating merchants. Bring your smart phone and follow passport directions to obtain proof of visiting at least five places you love. Shop Hoppers may turn in their completed passports at Bennigan’s from noon-3 p.m. to be eligible for the prize drawing that will occur at 3:15 p.m. Registrants need not be present to win. Complimentary refreshments will be available.

Santa’s Arrival starts at noon with a mini-parade departing from Hardee’s, 500 E Main St., featuring the jolly old elf and Mrs. Claus riding in the horse-drawn wagon, Christmas carolers in a BNSF mini-locomotive, and members of the Mandan Rodeo Committee on horseback. The parade will travel westbound to Signature Events@ The Mandan Depot, 401 W Main St., where children are invited to share Christmas wishes with Santa and Mrs. Claus from 12:30-2:30 p.m.

 Shop Small Mandan activities are being coordinated by the Mandan Progress Organization with support from participating businesses and the Mandan Business Development and Communications Department. Shoppers will receive “Support Local” shopping bags and gift tags from participating merchants while supplies last.