Downtown Carthage

Downtown Carthage is home to several relatively-new businesses, including Chicken Row Market and Sunflower Mercantile.

Downtown Carthage businesses and Carthage Main Street are planning a variety of activities Saturday, Nov. 30 as part of Small Business Saturday.

The annual event is designed to highlight the impact small businesses have on communities across the nation, and Carthage will highlight holiday shopping opportunities while also providing entertainment for young children.

“Carthage Main Street hopes you will join us for this great day to celebrate all of our amazing local merchants who support our town,” Main Street Manager Cindy Deloney said in a press release. “You can make a big impact by shopping small.”

Shops around downtown Carthage will be open Saturday. In addition, Boo-Yay’s, 108 W. Sabine St., is planning a cornhole tournament starting at 10 a.m. To sign-up, call the store at (903) 631-0257. Sunflower Mercantile is planning a kazoo-themed Dr. Seuss holiday celebration at Anderson Park at noon.

Carthage Main Street’s first-ever Holiday Pop Up Market is planned from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. downtown, with vendors selling homemade quilts, embroidery, jewelry, soap, paintings and more.

A screening of the Tim Allen classic “The Santa Clause” is planned at 2 p.m. at the Esquire Theater, 114 W. Sabine St., and the Esquire’s restrooms and concessions will be open all day for those shopping downtown.

Babysitting is available at the Santa Clause screening for children 7 and up. Admission to the movie is $8 for adults, $6 for kids 6-12 and free for kids under 6.