From morning to evening, Tracy was abuzz on Small Business Saturday

SATURDAY SHOPPING — The Caboose was filled Saturday during the annual Holiday Bazaar. Dozens of vendors were on hand, selling their wares. Santa Claus even made a quick cameo before heading to Greenwood Nursery.

By Per Peterson

COLD BEES — The Amiret Busy Bees braved the cold to join in Saturday night’s lighted parade.

Shopping at The Caboose, Santa Claus at Greenwood Nursery, hot soup at the Multi-Purpose Center and a lighted parade on a cold night made for an eventful and successful Small Business Saturday in Tracy this past weekend.

The day began with the annual Holiday Bazaar at The Caboose, with dozens of vendors on hand showing off and selling their wares. The parking lot was packed from the start.

I heard many great things about the Holiday Bazaar,” said Tracy Area Chamber Director Lexi Erickson. “When I walked through there were many vendors I did not recognize, and that is so awesome to see new faces in Tracy. It was such a fun environment as the staff at The Caboose did a great job not only tending to the vendors and attendees, but they served lunch as well.”

About an hour after the bazaar started, Santa landed his sleigh behind Greenwood Nursery to talk to the kids and take a photo with them. Erickson said the nursery was the perfect backdrop for Santa’s visit.

“It was such a great location having the Christmas trees displayed and having a cute walkway to get to the gorgeous throne for Santa,” Erickson said. “Not only did the entire crew out at Greenwood dress like Santa’s elves, they provided fresh hot popcorn and a coloring table for the kiddos to have something to do. A huge thank you to the entire staff out at Greenwood Nursery, Greg Devereaux, and our sponsors Minnwest Bank and Sanford Tracy for making this possible.”

For more on this article and pictures, see this week’s Headlight-Herald.