Shop Small, Shop Local for Your Last-Minute Gifts

Posted Dec 21st, 2018 in Weekend Wish List


With just a couple more shopping days left until Christmas, we’re down to the wire and Downtown Wilmington has you covered. In addition to being a great place for last-minute shopping, Downtown is also where you’ll find unique products and great service within a walkable shopping district.

Driving Downtown is quick and easy and so is parking. There are three, easy-to-find multi-story parking decks and several public and private lots within three blocks either side of Market Street. The first hour of parking in the decks is FREE! Thereafter, it is only $1.00 per hour up to an $8.00 maximum so you have ample time to shop ‘til you drop. Of course, there is free street parking in the Brooklyn Arts District and along Castle Street.

When Downtown, you are only a short walk from more than 130 unique shops, around 90 superb dining establishments, approximately 40 friendly taverns and more than 40 attractions. There are also other services and businesses including banks, law firms, advertising agencies and more.

Many Downtown businesses are locally owned and operated so they are an integral part of our community. Merchants offer a more personalized service and work hard to provide jobs that fuel our economy. Distinctive products make shopping local a fun experience you won’t find elsewhere.

Check out the Holly Jolly Gift Guide to discover some great last-minute gift ideas.

Shopping small and investing locally throughout the holiday season and beyond strengthens our community and has an economic impact that extends far beyond downtown Wilmington.

So, make your life easier—shop small and shop local in downtown Wilmington!