Midnight Madness 2013 Dec 5, Dec 12th
We at Chez Amis can't wait for this holiday season just to see the decorations! There is something special about small businesses and the care and ownership they take in their store windows! Come see for yourself, and shop!
The following exerpt is from Annapolis Business Association website:Midnight Madness 2013 Dec 5, Dec 12th What is it? Essentially, Midnight Madness translates to a shopping extravaganza in downtown Annapolis when businesses stay open longer and offer better incentives for spending money. “It’s an opporutnity for small businesses to compete for holiday shopping business against the big shopping malls,” says Buddensick. “We like to make sure people factor in shopping local. It’s your next door neighbor!” she adds. This year’s Midnight Madness marks Buddensick’s 15th year of putting together the event. It truly gets better with every passing year and just wait till you experience it this year! Who participates? Almost all of the businesses downtown (and some throughout Eastport and West Annapolis) stay open till midnight, offer discounts, provide refreshments, and even decorate their storefronts to enhance the Christmas spirit. Some businesses offer exceptional opportunities. For instance, Alpaca on Main Street will host a live alpaca outside the store, available to be pet. At the other end of Main Street, Lilac Bijoux will feature marked-down prices, a gift with purchased merchandise, and a raffle to win a basket packed with Lilac Bijoux goodies. Additionally, Lilac Bijoux will provide their beloved star cookies. Fern Elliott, co-owner of Lilac Bijoux, says “People know them already and come in every year asking for them!” Other downtown businesses will feature enticing deals and incentives to shop too. There will be entertainment from The Old Mill High School Steel Drum Band; Bates Middle School Choir, who will be back for the third year; barber shop singers, who will perform in a large group setting and spread out along the streets; and, for the first time at Midnight Madness, Children’s Theatre of Annapolis will showcase numbers from upcoming shows. Of course, all of the public is invited and should participate. We at Chez Amis can't wait for you to stay and support our local and unique stores this Holiday season!