PAULDING – Shop the Square is back this holiday season right here in downtown Paulding.

The Paulding Chamber of Commerce is encouraging you to shop locally this holiday season by shopping the square and buying locally from other small businesses. Forget the traffic and the crowded malls and take a stroll downtown to buy your gifts from local vendors, entrepreneurs, and small businesses.

Shop the Square will be held on a variety of dates, so you’ll have plenty of options to get that shopping done. This year vendors will be set up in open buildings downtown on Shop Small Saturday, Nov. 30 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 8 from 2-6 p.m.

Over 20 local vendors will occupy vacant buildings in downtown Paulding.

Each shopper can visit the Small Business Innovation Center at 103 E. Perry St. to warm up and pick up a gift bag provided by the Paulding County Area Foundation, Paulding County Economic Development, and United Way of Paulding County. There, you can also pick up your shopper booklet that includes a map of downtown with vendor locations and descriptions. The booklet will also include coupons that you can redeem from businesses around town.

New this year; take the shuttle bus to Santa’s Workshop at PC Workshop! Dec. 7 only from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., head down to PC Workshop and shop their many unique items, grab a cup of hot chocolate, decorate a Christmas cookie, and even see Santa himself! PC Workshop Christmas Shuttles will provide pick-up and drop-offs to and from Shop the Square behind the Masonic Lodge, so hop on and go check it out.

Bundle up and join us downtown for some holiday cheer, great deals, and to support our local businesses of all sizes.