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You're invited to participate!

La Plata Business Association (LPBA) will host the 8th "Shop La Plata" celebration throughout the months of November & December in conjunction with Small Business Saturday® to be held on November 27, 2021.

La Plata is one of Southern Maryland's most festive small-town shopping and dining destinations for the holidays with unique boutiques, authentic restaurants that serve locally sourced food, wine and craft beer, and outdoor concerts and musicals.

 

Shoppers​ ​can​ ​enter​ ​to​ ​win​ ​a​ ​​Small​​  Business​​  Saturday​​  Holiday​​  Shopping​​  Spree Giveaway’​​ ​at​ ​the​ ​Shop​ ​La​ ​Plata​ ​celebration​ on November 27th.​ ​To​ ​be​ ​eligible,​ ​patrons​ ​will​ ​need​ ​to​ ​visit​ ​a minimum​ ​of​ ​5​ ​participating​ ​small​ ​merchants​ ​that​ ​are​ ​listed​ ​on​ ​the​ ​Passports​ ​and​ ​have​ ​them​ ​stamp​ ​their​ ​‘Shop La​ ​Plata​ ​Passport’​ ​between​ ​10​ ​a.m.​ ​and​ ​5:00​ ​p.m.​ ​Once​ ​shoppers​ ​have​ ​5​ ​stamps​ ​they​ ​can​ ​drop​ ​the​ ​Passport off​ ​at​ ​any​ ​participating​ ​Passport​ ​business​ ​to​ ​be​ ​entered​ ​into​ ​the​ ​giveaway​ ​for​ ​a​ ​chance​ ​to​ ​win​ ​big.

Shoppers can also enter to win various giveaways throughout the shopping season. Shoppers will need to follow our Facebook and Instagram pages for more information.

In Person:
The Small Business Saturday in-person shopping event will be, Saturday, November 27, 2021 from 10am to 5pm.  Tents up to 200 square feet (i.e. pop-up tents) are allowed by the Town without a permit at any time.  We welcome you to set up outdoors.

 

Qualified Small Business Retailed Participation Benefits:

  • Listing in Shop La Plata Passport

  • Generic storefront yard sign to promote event

  • Mentions in press releases and social media

  • Entered into Business Holiday Decorating Contest - People's Choice Award

    • Theme:  Light up La Plata​! Winter Wonderland

Qualified Neighborhood Champion "Sponsor" (Non-Retailer, Professional or Corporate Business):

  • Listing in Shop La Plata Passport

  • Generic storefront yard sign to promote event

  • Mentions in press releases and social media

  • Entered into Business Holiday Decorating Contest - People's Choice Award

    • Theme:  Light up La Plata​! Winter Wonderland

Participation Guidelines:

  • Applications must be submitted by November 6, 2021 for consideration.

  • Please do not allow vendors to set-up inside or outside of your business on this day, unless they are an LPBA member you are teaming up with. Please notify us if applicable.

  • You must observe all of the State of Maryland COVID-19 Social Distancing and occupancy  mandates for your business.

  • We ask that you do not have Santa Claus in your business on this day.  He will be walking around town greeting children and shoppers all day.

  • All applicants will be entered into a Holiday Commercial Storefront or Window Decorating Contest.  Patrons will vote (online) for their favorite!

  • As a licensed retailer in the state of MD, you are responsible for reporting applicable sales taxes.

  • The La Plata Business Association and its organizers are not responsible for lost, damaged or stolen items.

  • Once an applicant receives confirmation of approval, NO refund will be given.

  • Please email your businesses logo to sarap@elsanders.com for digital and print promotional ads.

Stay updated and informed about Shop La Plata by following on Instagram [@laplatabusinessassociation] and "LIKE" the La Plata Business Association Facebook page.

For inquiries, contact Sara Payne at 301-934-9521 [work] 301-643-7575 [cell] or sarap@elsanders.com.

 

Participation Fee:    Final 2021 Special Fee: $50.00

                                     * A special thank you to the Charles County Department of                                                               Tourism  and the Charlers County State's Attorney's Office 

                                       for their sponsorships to reduce our fee this year to $50.00.

                                      * We welcome other Neighborhood Champions - contact Sara Payne for 

                                         more info.  sarap@elsanders.com

Thank You to our Sponsors!

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Shop La Plata 2021 Registration 
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Thanks for signing up! 

 

You will receive an invoice via email for the registration fee. 

 

Please email your logo to sarap@elsanders.com

Thanks for signing up! 

You will receive an invoice via email for the registration fee. 

Please email your logo to sarap@elsanders.com