Small Business Saturday is November 29th and our Downtown Merchants will be opening their doors to the community with sweet deals and sweet treats!
Small Business Saturday was started in 2010 by American Express to drive sales to small businesses and to recognize their vital contributions to the economy, job creation, and local communities.
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For every $100 spent in a locally owned, brick and mortar business, $68 is returned to your community through taxes, payroll and related business expenditures. Spend it with a big box or national chain and $68 drops to $43 spend it online and it goes to $0.

The Downtown Henderson Partnership continues to encourage our community to Shop Small on Small Business Saturday and through the Love What’s Local, Buy Local campaign. Small businesses continue to be one of the largest employers and are truly the backbone of our country. Our downtown businesses will continue Christmas  open houses the weekend November 28-29th. Over twenty businesses are participating in Holiday Mania which is a cross-promotion campaign for downtown. By registering at a participating business you qualify to receive a $25 gift certificate from one of the participating business and a $250 Downtown Henderson Partnership gift certificate to be used at downtown members businesses..


Christmas Open Houses

Laura Peck —  November 12, 2014 — Leave a comment

Yes folks, it’s already that time of year!  Time to begin looking for the perfect Christmas gift for that special someone!

We want to invite you to come to downtown Henderson, KY the weekend of November 14th & 15th (Memories Past and Present will continue through Sunday the 16th) to enjoy fabulous Open Houses. Businesses in Henderson have been unpacking boxes and boxes of wonderful and unique gifts for that person who has everything. Not only will you find one of a kind gifts but each business asks you to take your time, browse and enjoy delicious refreshments.

Shift the way you shop 2014


It is time to ring in the 2014 Holiday Season. First on the Christmas agenda is the Henderson Merchants’ Annual Invitational Christmas Parade. The Parade is sponsored by the Henderson Shrine Club and is supported through donations of the Henderson City and County Merchants. The 2014 Henderson Merchants’ Annual Invitational Christmas Parade will be held Saturday, December 6, 2014 starting promptly at 10:00 a.m. central time. We cordially invite you or your group to participate in the parade. To participate this year we need to you fill out the attached questions. Please respond no later than November 26, 2014, so we can coordinate the line-up efficiently. LATE ENTRIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED THIS YEAR! NO EXCEPTIONS!


A few rules:
1. Due to insurance regulations, no one without a driver’s license will be permitted to operate a motorized vehicle in the parade.
2. NO HARD CANDY OR ANY OTHER OBJECTS MAY BE THROWN INTO THE CROWD OR SPECTATORS. This causes young children to run into oncoming parade traffic which could cause injury.
3. Please do not have a Santa Claus in your group as there will be a real Santa riding in the parade. The parade route will start at Fifth and Main Streets. Thursday December 4, 2014 the parade line up will be emailed to the email address you will list below. For line-up and staging purposes, this email will let you know exactly where your group should report on the day of the parade. Please make sure notify your group of that information.

Judging of FLOATS -

All Floats report to your respected areas assigned by parade chairman no later than 8:15 a.m.. Corporate sponsored entries will receive recognition, but will not be eligible for prize money. Judging of the floats will begin at 8:30 a.m. The form below should be completed with all requested data on all floats entered in the parade.
Cash prizes will be awarded for floats as follows:
• 1st Place – $300.00
• 2nd Place – $200.00
• 3rd Place – $100.00
• 4th, 5th, & 6th Place – $50.00 each

 The parade will form at Fifth and Main streets, travel south on Main to Washington, East on Washington to Elm, then North on Elm back to Fifth where the parade will end. Approximate length of parade is one mile. We are hoping this will be the best year yet!

Click here to download application!

Thank you for your continued support of this holiday tradition!

Contact Information
Ethan Evans, Parade Chairman
1005 South Main St.
Henderson,, KY 42420
270-830-0105 or


Downtown Holiday Mania

Laura Peck —  October 30, 2014 — Leave a comment

Shift the way you shop 2014

Shop in Downtown Henderson November 1st – November 29th and get registered to win 1 of 23 gift certificates or you could be the grand prize winner of the $250 Downtown Henderson Partnership gift certificate to use at any of your favorite downtown business that is a DHP member!! Drawing will be held on December 1st!

 Shift the way you shop and shop local for the holidays!!

         Alles Brothers
Campbell Jewelers
Crafton’s Office Supply
Gabbi’s Pet Boutique
HorseFeathers Gifts
J’Petal’s Florals & More
Just Plus Just Chic
Klassy Kids
Memories Past & Present
Memories Yarn Café
Oh My Goodness @ Balfour
O’Daniels Flower Shop
Simon’s Shoes
The Elm Consignment
Third Street House Gifts
This & Consignment
The Gold Mine
Victoria’s Boutique
Rookies Restaurant & Sports Bar
Rockhouse @ Wolf’s
The Cake Stand
Planter’s Coffeehouse
Sidewalk Café
2nd Street Treats


The Downtown Henderson Partnership and Abba Promotions presents the
6th Annual Art Hop Gallery Show & Sale
November 7, 2014 in Downtown Henderson from 5 to 9pm.

Art Hop Logo 2014

2014 Artist and Gallery Locations

Kim Luttrell’s Gallery – 236 North Main Street 

Kim Luttrell

136 N. Main Street – (The old Drop Shop)

Windows of Opportunity – Custom Barbed Wire Art
Woodland Creek – Chainsaw Carver
Kevin Smith
Laurisha Tolliver

Planters Coffeehouse – 130 N. Main Street

Steve Thomas & Louis Amiet
White Buck Vineyards & Winery

Morton Law – 126 N. Main Street

Pauline Amodio
Leeza Dukes
Robert Fisher
Becky Kiesel
Peggy Motz
Adena Rasure
Jaime Rasure
John Schecker
Mary Beth Williams

Curt Hamilton Law – 110 N. Main Street

T.J. Byrd
Glenda Groenewold
LuciaSoapsEtc. LLC
Emily Mabee
April Robinson

Oh My Goodness @ Balfour – 121 N. Main Street

Chris Woehler
Marlene Walter

King, Deep & Brananman – 127 N. Main Street

Todd Derr
Katie Lowing
John Medley
Joe Overby

132 Second Street (The old HorseFeather Gifts)

6 Painted Ladies

Sandy Barry
Jan Frazier
Iris Gentry
Cathe Hedgespeth
Marka Kroeger
Susie Rideout

Rookies – 117 Second Street

Bill Burton
Aaron Kizer
Laney Belles LLC
Sara Rhoades
Paulena Kathleen Schreiner
Bob Zasadny

OVAL Gallery – 201 N. Main Street