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Shop Hop - Citywide Shopping Event

Enjoy late night shopping in Hondo with your friends!

Shops, Boutiques, and participating businesses will be open from 4:00PM - 9PM to serve all your shopping needs. Enjoy complimentary refreshments and participate in various door prize drawings, discounts, and more! If you get your flyer signed at each stop, you will be entered to win a beautiful gift basket filled with items from each business!

About Shop Hop

Local shops, boutiques, restaurants, and more.

Shop hop is an Member Benefit directed at our member shops, boutiques, and other similar businesses. We host 4 Shop Hops throughout the year, always on a Friday. Sweetheart Shop Hop, Cinco de Mayo Shop Hop, Fall Shop Hop, and Christmas Shop Hop. As a Chamber Member, if you're a shop, boutique, or store with a retail space with items to sale, you have the opportunity to be a listed shop in our Shop Hops. 

This means your business name will be included on all Shop Hop promotional material. This includes flyers, website pages, Facebook posts and Instagram posts. You will also have your shop address listed on our website so customers are able to find and reach you. 

How Does Shop Hop Work?

Here's a bit of a description.

Grab your sweetheart or your best gal pals and enjoy late night shopping in Hondo! During Shop Hop our local shops pull out all the stops. Shop Hop is an afternoon, city-wide event that encourages people in the area to get out on the town and support local businesses. The event runs from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM which gives you time to make it by all your favorite local businesses, and if you do happen to make it to all, there may be a prize in it for you.

So, here's how it works. A shop hop is kind of like a pub crawl except you're shopping instead of drinking. Normally, Shop Hops feature a group of shops that are near each other geographically. Participating boutiques and shops open up their doors from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM offering amazing deals, tasty snacks, and sometimes even a refreshing beverage. Some shops even have door prizes! So stop by and browse, network, shop, snack, and visit as many shops as possible. 

Interested in winning some amazing prizes? Here's how. The Chamber of Commerce and each shop will have flyers listing all participating stops. 1) Grab a flyer. 2) Stop by each shop and get your flyer initialed by the shop or boutique owner. 3) Turn your initialed flyer into the Chamber of Commerce, and be entered into a drawing for some prizes provided by participating shops and boutiques. 4) Wait for the Facebook LIVE! drawing and hope you get lucky!

You could win a purse. Some earrings. A really nice blouse. Some beverage tumblers. Restaurant gift cards. Boutique gift cards. A dinner for two. So many great prizes to win, all while supporting local businesses and enjoying a night out in Hondo! Don't forget to mark your calendars for the next shop hop! Follow our Facebook Page for updates on the event.

To learn more about the upcoming Shop Hop make sure to check out our community calendar or click on the "EVENTS" tab in the navigation bar up top.

Looking to participate in the Shop Hop? Here are some of the requirements:

  • Our Shop Hops are shopping events for our retail Chamber Members.  Please keep in mind this is a member exclusive event.

  • Each participating business must have a retail storefront where they carry their own product lines regularly.

  • If you choose to bring in outside vendors, those vendors cannot be listed as a “stop” and cannot be promoted as participating in the event unless they are also Chamber Members.

  • Outside vendors do not qualify as “retail” for your business.  You must have a retail line that you sell year round under your business name and ID.