By Alex Fees
MAPLEWOOD, Mo. (KSDK) - Christmas might have come early for some small business owners in Maplewood.
At the annual Christmas Walk Friday night a few small business owners reported record sales this holiday season.
It all started Small Business Saturday, two days after Thanksgiving. And they say it has continued.
Small business owners near Manchester and Sutton got a chance to show off their wares Friday night.
The Christmas Walk featured horse-drawn carriage rides, and not many horse-drawn carriages are escorted by police cars complete flashing lights.
American Express founded Small Business Saturday in 2010. Last year, 100 million people nationwide participated by shopping at locally-owned stores to help boost the economies in their communities.