Fairfax City Elf Hunt
Get Ready to Shop Small!
Small Business Saturday is a nationwide event celebrated on the Saturday following Thanksgiving. The event builds awareness surrounding the importance and impact that shopping local has for our city. Last year, Fairfax City partnered with the Economic Development Authority and the Central Fairfax Chamber of Commerce to be a Neighborhood Champion for Small Business Saturday. As a Neighborhood Champion, we hosted a Welcome Station and a Monopoly inspired board game, “Fairfax City-opoly” to celebrate the city’s small and local business community, remind residents and visitors of the great businesses located in the city, and to encourage them to get out and shop and dine at city businesses.
This year, we are partnering together once again to host a welcome station at Old Town Hall at 3999 University Drive on Saturday, November 30 starting at 10:00 am. At the welcome station we will have small treats, free Small Business Saturday branded swag, and cards with details on our Fairfax City Elf Hunt.
The Fairfax City Elf Hunt will begin on Saturday, November 30 through Sunday, December 15 with elves hidden in small businesses located throughout the city. Here’s how it works: pick up a Fairfax City Elf Hunt card at the welcome station on Saturday, November 30 or download it on our Facebook page on Saturday, November 30; locate 10 elves in Fairfax City businesses, get a stamp from each business confirming that you found the elf; share the Fairfax City Elf Hunt card with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once you have submitted your Fairfax City Elf Hunt card, you will receive a Fairfax City car magnet and have your name entered into a drawing for a $250 cash prize. Completed cards must be received by Monday, December 16 to be eligible.
More details will be posted as we get closer to Small Business Saturday.