Covington Plaza is Ramping up for Small Business Saturday!

Sponsoring Toys for Tots and take a Selfie with Santa!

Come take your Selfie with Santa at Covington Plaza and help support their Toys for Tots charity event.  Covington Plaza on West Jefferson has been coined as the boutique shopping center in Fort Wayne.  Owners of the locally owned shops & businesses in this wonderful location are excited about American Express Shop Small Saturday.  Many of the locally owned businesses in Covington Plaza are offering extended hours for Small Business Saturday (Saturday, November 29th) and they will be open 9 a.m. -6:00 p.m.,  along with offering special treats and unique holiday gift giving ideas. What better way to do your holiday shopping in one place, but a place that is community focused and offers a one of a kind shopping experience?

The activities for the day will include the plaza hosting contributions for Toys for Tots charity drive. Shoppers that bring in a NEW unwrapped toy will receive an entry ticket (up to 5 entries per person) for a chance to win one of 5 $100 gift certificates, valid at participating businesses within Covington Plaza.  From the hours of 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. you may also sight Santa on the scene and be one of the many shoppers to take your Selfie with Santa.  Post your Santa Selfie (taken within Covington Plaza) on the plaza’s Facebook page ( and be entered for additional give-away-drawings from the local businesses throughout the day.   Enjoy refreshments at many of the businesses along with Holiday music.

This event will be the kick-off of many more Shop Small/Small Business promotions from The Boutique Shoppes of Covington Plaza as they will be promoting the 5th Saturday Small Business events throughout 2015.  These small business owners are great at giving back to the community through local charity events during the year.  They give donations, gift baskets, gift certificates on a monthly, weekly, sometimes daily basis.  So you ask what is the Shop Small 5th Saturday?  Every month that has five Saturdays in it, participating Boutique Shoppes and Businesses within Covington Plaza will host a special charity event.

Saturday, January 31, 2015—Tailgate/Soup Cook off competition to restock local food pantries and shelters

Saturday, May 30th, 2015—Business Charity of choice within each individual business (charity coordinators, this is your queue to place your charity in the right business for the day)

Saturday, August 29th, 2015—Back-to School Charity—support your local schools (education, sports, music, culinary & etc.)

Saturday, October 31st, 2015—Giving Tree- shop the plaza and get chances to win local gift certificates from around the plaza and community.

As the Boutique Shoppes of Covington Plaza gear up for the holiday season we hope to supply our customers with unique, quality gifts that you will not find just anywhere.  The plaza offers both men & women clothing stores, custom jewelry, gourmet food shops, outdoor entertainment gear, home furnishings, relaxing holiday gift giving ideas for massages, fine dining, painting, spirits, and so much more.  Some of the shops are offering extended evening hours on Friday nights until 8 p.m. starting in December and going through Christmas, others will be open a few Sundays in December.  Come spend the day with us shop·relax·dine  #CovingtonPlaza

Additional information-Contact:  Lori Berndt of The Olive Twist at 260-436-3866 or

POSTED: 11/06/14 at 7:51 am. FILED UNDER: Business, Entertainment