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Shop Downtown Gadsden and Receive a Free Keepsake Ornament

Decatur, Ala. –  Downtown Gadsden Inc. (DGI) invites residents and visitors to make their way to the heart of the city and shop local for all of their holiday needs. The first 50 people to spend at least $150 will receive a free keepsake ornament.

“From books to holiday looks, shopping is made easy in downtown Gadsden,” said DGI Director Kay Moore. “Bring a mask and enjoy great prices, friendly service and free parking while making memories at our unique restaurants and shopping for distinctive gifts at our locally owned shops.” 

Check out the great selection of made in Alabama products at the Alabama Gift Company. The Sweet Home Alabama Box features only made in Alabama goodies and includes Mama’s Secrets Cookies, Priesters Sticks and Stones Mix, Whaley Pecan Company mini pecan pie, O’Henry’s Christmas Blend coffee, Priesters milk chocolate covered pecans, Golden Eagle caramel corn, Alabama Peanut Producers butter toffee peanuts and Betsy’s Cheese Straws.  

Adults and children can get a wardrobe update from several locally owned boutiques or for a nostalgic shopping experience, check out Dusty Things and its 6,000 square feet of space filled with a variety of antiques, books, dolls, clocks and other collectibles for the discerning collector.
Make the holidays easier with a charcuterie creation from Harp and Clover and find the perfect wine for a holiday meal at the Stone Market. For those looking to reduce time in the kitchen, pre-order a cheesecake from Gadsden Variety Café. 

The first 50 patrons that spend at least $150 with downtown Gadsden stores and restaurants between now and December 12, 2020, will receive a limited edition Downtown Gadsden wooden Christmas ornament. Present all receipts to the DGI office located at 635 Broad Street during regular business hours to receive the free ornament. (Limit one ornament per person.)

“Whether you are looking for upscale or casual dining, visitors are encouraged to grab a bite to eat at any of the downtown eateries before or after tackling their gift list. From Italian to sushi, steaks to meat and three and coffee to craft beer, Gadsden has an eclectic variety of locally owned restaurants, diners and pubs that offer a culinary experience that’s affordable and distinctively delicious,” added Moore. 

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About Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association (AMLA)
AMLA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion and development of the travel industry within the 16 northernmost counties of the state. It is supported by 500-plus members consisting of chambers of commerce, Convention & Visitors Bureaus, attractions, campgrounds, festivals, communities, counties, golf courses, restaurants, tour operators, accommodations, vendors, financial institutions and individuals. Counties included within the AMLA region are Blount, Cherokee, Colbert, Cullman, DeKalb, Etowah, Franklin, Jackson, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Morgan and Winston. Additional information on North Alabama destinations, accommodations and special events is available by calling 800.648.5381 or by visiting Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @VisitNorthAL and like us at