According to the Fifth Avenue BID website, "Fifth Avenue's holiday season kicks off this week on Nov. 30, Small Business Saturday! This annual reminder to 'shop small' (sponsored by American Express) is a growing holiday tradition, nationwide. Come down to see what Fifth has to offer and stay for our tree lighting event: 6:30 pm at S'Nice (Third Street and Fifth Avenue). There will music by the M.S. 51 chorus, Rolie Polie Guacamole and puppetry arts, hot chocolate, candy canes and Santa!

Fifth Avenue stores will be open until 9 p.m. for the three Saturdays following Nov. 30.