Ganges Shop Local & Social

This year’s Ganges Shop Local Social is set for the evening of Thursday, December 8th from 4 to 8 pm.

Join the merchants of Ganges for an evening of late shopping, special incentives, holiday cheer … and most importantly fun! It really is possible to shop for your whole holiday list on island!

Have you noticed that a plethora of new businesses & boutiques have popped up on our Island lately? Have you visited one of Salt Spring’s landmark businesses lately?  There is some really unique, boutique and exemplary customer service being offered right here on the rock!

Shopping local is not only fun, but it makes good sense. Buying from locally owned businesses keeps dollars cycling in our community and helps ensure Salt Spring retains its distinctive character & charm.

Let the Christmas on Shop Local Social be your retail guide to all that our island has to offer (And stop for a re-fuel at one of our sweet eateries along the way).

Check in on the following merchants to see what’s in store:

Mouat’s Clothing:  Roll the dice for a discount and other giveaways as the night progresses, (as well as other surprises and free gift wrapping)

Twang & Pearl: Candy Cane Madness (candy canes will be hidden around the store with surprise discounts) & free gift wrapping

Green Grocer: Specialty Foodie Gift Baskets for $25 and up are available.  The basket contents have been donated and the entire $ amount paid for every basket will be given to the Salt Spring Food Bank

Culture Aveda Salon: Buy 3 or more products and receive 20% off / Plus fabulous door prizes and holiday drinks & treats

Barb’s Bakery & Bistro: 25% Bonus on all gift cards (this night only) from 5 to 8 pm

SSI Gallery: Beautiful art card with each purchase

SALT: 15% off store wide and free gift wrapping

Island Escapades: Draw out of the hat for up to 40% off everything in the store, discount to be chosen at till ~  and hot apple cider for shoppers

Treasures of the Heart:  Serving up snacks & drinks and live music

OMG: 20% off store wide (all day, until 7pm)

Harlan’s Chocolate: 10% off store wide

West of the Moon: Take a dip into the Santa hat for surprise discounts

Old Salty: 30% off all fashion accessories

Waterfront Gallery: 20% discount on all sales 5 to 8 pm

Rainbow Road Trading: 20 years on SSI celebration, cooking up mountains of delicious Asian street food

Salt Spring Roasting Co:  Seasonal specialty drinks tastings and handmade treats plus a draw for 3 x $15 gift cards

Salt Spring Books:  20% off STOREWIDE from 4 to 8 pm. Plus serving up delicious hot chocolate

Salt Spring Wellness Centre:  serving free Silk Road tea and offering gift baskets & gift certificates

Bohemia Consignment:  Everything in the store up to 50% off, plus for every $20 you spend on a gift certificate, you get an extra $5

Choices Clothing Store:  20% off STOREWIDE from 4-8 pm. Plus serving up hot apple cider, and holiday treats. Free Gift Wrapping

Salt Spring Soapworks:  Prize draw and specials available from 5 till closing

The Shops of Gasoline Alley: Join all the shops in gasoline alley for some festive night shopping ~ beautiful gifts, festive cheer and lots of laughs

AFTER shopping, everyone is invited to the Legion after 8:00pm to enjoy the 6th Annual ‘Glowtini’ Competition – mixologists from local restaurants and pubs will concoct their signature Holiday Cocktails to be sipped first by a panel of local and off-island judges to determine whose creation will be THE Glowtini for this year’s Christmas on Salt Spring!