Downtown Paducah is Ready for 2021 Holiday Season

Date of release: November 12, 2021

Small Business Saturday graphicHistoric Downtown Paducah is ready for shoppers and festivities.  Over the past several months, the historic downtown district has welcomed the opening of several new businesses and the expansion of others.

Mayor George Bray said, “Encouraging the growth of Downtown Paducah is a priority for the Paducah City Commission. Earlier this year, the Board committed to a concentrated effort to support, enhance, celebrate, and improve our thriving downtown community.  Downtown reflects Paducah’s spirit and unique personality and is the fabric of our entire community.  It’s a draw for our local citizens as well as visitors from across the region. When our Downtown is successful, the excitement is obvious to all and spreads across the entire community.”

Paducah Main Street Director Katie Axt said, “Downtown Paducah continues to grow as a bustling district of creatives, residents, and local businesses with more than 65 stores and restaurants to explore.  This year 13 new businesses opened, and four expanded their operations. We encourage everyone to shop local and see what’s new Downtown.”

With Small Business Saturday coming up on November 27, Axt added, “The holiday season is the most important time of year for our small businesses. By visiting our local stores, restaurants, and cultural attractions, you give back to our community by keeping dollars local and supporting local jobs. This year, Paducah Main Street is thrilled to partner with our merchants and the Parks and Recreation Department to bring a full season of holiday events and promotions.”

On November 27, the Saturday after Thanksgiving, Downtown Paducah will be bustling with shoppers for the No Place Like Local Holidays Small Business Saturday event.  Enjoy live music, strolling carolers, the Jolly Trolley providing transportation throughout downtown, free carriage rides, s’mores at Yeiser Art Center, photos with Santa and his sleigh, costumed characters at the Dickens Carriage Corner, and so much more. River Discovery Center also is providing a day camp for ages 5 and up from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Parents can shop stress free while kids enjoy holiday crafts, games, and pizza. To find out more information about holiday events, visit Paducah Main Street on Facebook.

The new businesses that opened their doors this calendar year are as follows:

  • Broadway Nutrition - 333 Broadway
  • Café de Fae -- 533 Madison Street
  • HaleyK Photography -- 106 South 3rd Street
  • Home2 Décor & Gifts - 216 Broadway
  • Home Floral Shoppe & Wedding Design Studio – 132 South 3rd Street
  • Lepa Jewelry – 108 Broadway
  • MOVE Realty – 128 Market House Square
  • Over/Under - 314 Broadway
  • Paducah Home Theatre – 420 North 7th Street
  • Self-E Beautique – 104 Broadway
  • The Focus Building - 221 Kentucky Avenue
  • The Pour Room - 110 South 3rd Street
  • VonThera – 207 Broadway

The businesses that expanded their operations or space are 

  • bbQ & More – 321 Broadway (expanded courtyard)
  • Market House Theatre – 132 Market House Square (outdoor performance area)
  • Pipers Lab – 701b Washington Street (lab expansion into second location)
  • The 1857 Hotel – 119 South 3rd Street (second event space and additional hotel unit)

Interactive map of Downtown businesses

Small Business Saturday is dedicated to supporting small businesses across the country.  Founded by American Express in 2010, this day is celebrated on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. 

Upcoming city-sponsored events in Downtown Paducah are as follows: 

  • November 13 - Fall Frenzy Farmers' Market, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • November 27 - Shop Local Small Business Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • December 3 - First Friday Downtown Happy Hour, 5-8 p.m.
  • December 4 - Candy Cane Hunt, 12-2 p.m. and Christmas Parade, 5 p.m.
  • December 11 - Holiday Farmers' Market, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.