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Locals Encouraged to Shop Small

Nov 08, 2023 01:22PM ● By Debra Dingman

Cynde’s Salon is ready for the Downtown Dixon Holiday Open House and offers a host of beautiful Christmas gifts and decorations at 201 North First St. Photo by Debra Dingman

DIXON, CA (MPG) - Downtown Dixon's annual Holiday Open House is back, and merchants are ready to help you do your holiday shopping without ever hitting a freeway. Staying in town saves you gas, time, money and supports local merchants. You also support our local economy.

 Several downtown stores and services will be kicking off the holiday season with special shopping discounts as well as holiday drinks and treats in downtown Dixon beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 18, till closing.

The Downtown Dixon Business Association is encouraging residents to “Shop Small Businesses First!”

“We have really grown our retail downtown and it will be lots of fun,” said Jill Orr, DDBA President and owner of Dawson’s Bar and Grill in the heart of downtown Dixon. “Someone can complete their entire gift shopping right here with quality gift items, unique collector’s toys, and restaurant gift certificates,” she added.

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Cynde's Place, Salon and Boutique you can enjoy Christmas refreshments while you shop through this salon full of retail, not just for hair products but also clothing, accessories, and home decor. They have a large gift selection of jewelry, purses, Christmas decorations, scarves, hats, and mittens, too, and will offer 20 percent off one’s entire retail purchase at 201 North First St. Phone is (707) 693-1105.

Fabiola Sizemore demonstrates easy gift giving without getting on a freeway with her selections at Tres Bandidas boutique in downtown. Photo by Debra Dingman

Kula’s is not only a tanning salon but also a boutique full of women’s swimsuits, stylish earrings and sassy shirts, not to mention some fun signage and gift items. Kula’s will offer 20 percent off everything in the store, and that includes the tanning packages. Look for the yellow door at 120 West B St. next to Cynde's Place.For more information, call (707) 678-2633.

Sharing that location are other services: Brows by Michelle Lavin, Michelle's Reiki Room for energy healing, and Massages by Rose. Most service businesses offer gift certificates for your Christmas shopping ease.

For a small store, Tres Bandidas offers plenty of western new and vintage boots, clothing and accessories ranging in size from S to 3XL that could take an hour to explore the fine selections of merchandise. Located at 108 North First St., they will open at 9:30 a.m. for the Open House and offer 20 percent off the entire store and will have giveaways and holiday refreshments throughout the day, according to store owner Fabiola Sizemore. Holiday hours after that will be Monday-Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Text (831) 325-5265 to schedule off-hour appointments.

A nice selection of vintage and new cowboy boots and western wear are for sale at Tres Bandidas next to the Pip Wine Bar in downtown. Photo by Debra Dingman

The Pip Wine Bar & Shop will offer a special “Holiday EZ Button” 3-pack and a “Holiday Fancy Pants” 3-pack, and if you’re not sure what those are, owner Amy Grabish will have them available to taste that day. The wine bar is located at 116 North First St. and is open from 2 to 9 p.m. on Saturday.

The Dixon History Museum sells a nice offering of Dixon memorabilia items such as Milk Farm ceramic coffee mugs, water bottles, baseball hats with the Milk Farm logo on the front in green or black, magnets, calendars, and more. Their newest hot item is the Milk Farm sweatshirt that is a zip up. They will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 116 North First.

Other businesses in the downtown core that will be open with a variety of gift ideas, or one can purchase gift certificates at Collector's Corner, Dixon Florist, Every Baking Moment, Robben’s Department Store and Sister's Salon.