2021 Downtown Harrisonburg Holiday Gift Guide

Explore 30+ Unique, locally-owned businesses online and in-person

Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance welcomes you to our historic shopping district where you can shop for everyone on your list! Check out our gift guides for inspiration from over 30 local and independently owned businesses.

Shop Small and Win Big!

Shop Small this Holiday For a Chance to Win up to $150 in Downtown Gift Certificates!

Why shop small? You’ll discover quality, one-of-kind, artisan items that you won’t find anywhere else. You’ll receive personalized attention from small business owners and employees who are knowledgeable about the products they sell. Most importantly, you’ll make a significant impact on our community by investing your money locally. By shopping small, you’re investing in our schools, roads, and other services we use daily.

And on top of that, we're making shopping small even sweeter for you! Starting Small Business Saturday (November 27) we're drawing winners to win big in downtown gift certificates. 

Winter Wonderfest

Join us for a holiday festival Saturday, December 11 from 11 AM - 8 PM.
Tis the Season to be Downtown! The most magical day in Downtown Harrisonburg is back and bigger than ever! Join The Friendly City Merchants and Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance, for Winter Wonderfest. Enjoy carriage rides, photos with Santa, carolers, holiday shopping, performances, a holiday movie, and more during this free, family-friendly!

Handmade Holidays

Weekend Holiday Workshops in Downtown Harrisonburg

Celebrate the holiday season in Downtown Harrisonburg! Make holiday decorations, gifts, and more at a variety of business locations throughout the month of December thanks to these workshops organized by the Friendly City Merchants group.

Bricks & Click Application Now Open

Apply by November 29, 2021

HDR is excited to announce the launch of our third Bricks & Clicks small business assistance program that offers small businesses customized, one-on-one guidance and grants. The program is designed for existing businesses as they chart their journey in building strong online and bricks-and-mortar destinations. The “bricks” part of the program can help with your physical location and “clicks” offers help with your digital presence to help you grow and become stronger online and “offline” destinations. 

Learn more and apply at downtownharrisonburg.org/bricksandclicks

2020 Accomplishments and Projects

Our Friends help make it all possible

Now that 2020 is behind us, we wanted to share some of our most memorable projects and accomplishments. This was all made possible through the generous support of our donors and sponsors — if you’re a fan of what we’ve done in 2020 and want to see more in 2021 and beyond, consider becoming a Friend of Downtown!

Harrisonburg Downtown Art Walk

Explore Public Art in Downtown Harrisonburg

Use this mobile-friendly interactive map to discover nearly 30 murals, sculptures, mosaics, and more that make up downtown's thriving public art scene.

Downtown Harrisonburg Online Shopping Directory

Support small businesses when shopping online!

Shopping online doesn't have to mean logging onto Amazon! Plenty of downtown Harrisonburg merchants are ready to take your online orders with just a click. Check out our directory of downtown online shopping, shipping, and curbside pickup options:

Black and Brown-Owned Businesses in Downtown Harrisonburg

Support Local Black and Brown Entrepreneurs!

We’ve compiled this directory with the help of Black and Brown Owned Businesses – Shenandoah Valley on Facebook and the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce to make it easier for you to find and support businesses owned by Black and Brown entrepreneurs in Downtown Harrisonburg!

To add your business to this directory, please email hdr@harrisonburgva.gov.

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The newsletter goes out every other week, and we may also send you an occasional email between newsletters if there's something really cool or important happening downtown. You can see an example of a recent newsletter here!

Explore Downtown

Voted "Best Thing About Harrisonburg" by Daily News-Record Readers

Explore nearly 40 restaurants, one-of-a-kind shops and fun attractions for everyone!

Black Friday & Small Business Saturday Downtown Harrisonburg Roundup

The holiday shopping season kicks off this week with Black Friday on November 26 and Small Business Saturday on November 27! Shopping at local, independent businesses, like the 50+ retailers in Downtown Harrisonburg, helps build up our community by keeping funds circulating in Harrisonburg's economy. The variety of shops in our downtown district ensures that you'll find something for everyone on your list!