The holiday shopping season is already upon us as Saturday and Sunday on Signal – Signal Mountain’s most anticipated shopping event of the year – returns November 10 and 11. The town-wide Holiday Open House is hosted annually by over a dozen area businesses that work together to offer customers holiday sales, giveaways and special events all weekend.
This year’s participants feature three woman-owned businesses in the Signal Crossing shopping area, each marking notable milestones. Threads came under new ownership this summer, and owner Jennifer Schleger and her team have introduced a number of exciting and adorable new lines. The Freckled Peddler’s Niki Sanko moved her highly regarded gift store to Signal Crossing in September and gave it a bright new look. Summerfield Studio Floral Design owner Rebecca Atchley recently opened her doors to the public for the first time.
Signal Commons’ Mountain Top Toys, where customers can “shop and drop” new toys and gifts for the Toys for Tots program, is also participating in this fun event. Cash donations are accepted this year, and Mountain Top Toys will match any donated amount in new toys for the organization.
Across Taft Highway at Signal Plaza, long-time Saturday and Sunday on Signal participants include Accents, All Creatures Great & Small and Cutting Corners Framing & Gifts. Both Accents and Cutting Corners, in particular, have been involved with this special event for countless years and always offer wonderful items each year. They are joined this year by newcomer CHI Memorial Internal Medicine Associates. Bud Floral + Home will participate this year with special activities inside Pruett’s Market, where Bud’s amazing arrangements are featured daily.
Just a little further up Taft Highway, Ashley Plaza’s Chattanooga Jewelry Company returns for the fourth year. Owner Brandon Anthony has taken the success he attributes to loyal Signal customers and recently opened a second location inside the Chattanooga Choo Choo. He anticipates a busy holiday season, both on and off the mountain.
At the front of the mountain, Yessick’s on Signal returns with some delightful new home decor and design offerings at its Ridgeway Avenue location. And for those who are hungry or in need of some beverage pick-me-up, Mississippi Avenue’s Hummingbird Pastaria (Saturday only) and Mayfly Coffee, which recently expanded its menu and its hours, will delight so many as part of the Holiday Open House weekend.
For some weekend shoppers, the Saturday and Sunday on Signal event will be especially rewarding. Three winners will each receive a $50 gift certificate to the local Saturday and Sunday on Signal business of their choice. For more details about the event, visit SaturdayAndSundayOnSignal.com.