‘Tis the biggest shopping season of the year! Find unique items that you can only get from locally owned businesses while ensuring your spending stays local and creates a better community. Support locally owned businesses in Mankato and North Mankato through the Kato Local Holiday Experience Sponsored by Community Bank from November 19–28.

2021 Kato Local Businesses:

   denotes online ordering or purchasing available. Some promotions exclusions may apply, See individual businesses for details and hours of operation. 

Blue Earth County Historical Center   

424 Warren Street, Mankato

The Blue Earth County History Center Gift Shop has a great book selection including Minnesota history, local authors, Betsy-Tacy and more! The History Center is also home to the Marian Anderson Art Gallery and the exclusive dealer of local artistMarian Anderson fine art prints.

Kato Local Promotion: Stop in for special sales on books and Marian Anderson art. Plus Blue Earth County Historical Society Members enjoy double member discount.

Bounce Town

1860 Adams Street, Mankato

Bounce Town is a locally owned, family-focused indoor inflatable party and play center for children 12-years of age and under. Along with bounce houses and an arcade area, we offer birthday party tables, private party events, and off-site inflatable rentals.

Kato Local Promotion: 10-Admission Punch Cards for $65 & Gift Cards make great “Gift Experiences” for kids and their families!

GSR Fine Arts Festival

November 26-28, 2021
Mayo Clinic Health System Event Center 
1 Civic Center Plaza, Mankato

The GSR Fine Art Festival celebrates the fine arts in the greater Mankato area. We’re committed to creating an outlet for professional artists to connect with the community. More than 45 visual artists will display their locally-made, one-of-a-kind work at a live show on Nov. 27-28, 2021 or you can connect year-round at ShopART Midwest—GSR’s new gallery.

Kato Local Promotion: Like and follow our Facebook page and watch for the 12 Days of GSR. Follow the instructions and see how you can earn GSR bucks.

Beans Coffee Company

1051 Madison Avenue, Mankato

We are a small batch coffee roasting company that offers fresh coffee to-order. We offer free delivery to the Mankato area and discounts to set-up recurring subscriptions.

Kato Local Promotion:  Code: NEWCOFFEE for 50% off new subscriptions (1st Delivery) or 20% off an online order.


Chankaska Creek Ranch Winery & Distillery   

1179 E. Pearl Street, Kasota

Chankaska Creek Ranch and Winery is Minnesota’s newest farm winery. Our vineyard and winery sits on the right bank of the creek we take our name from in Kasota, Minnesota. Chankaska is a native Dakota Indian name meaning forest-enclosed and vineyard visitors will delight in the natural setting of our southern Minnesota River Valley. Hand-crafted, Chankaska Wines’ artisan winemaking techniques ensure a transformation from hearty grapes on the vine to a flavorful wine experience. 

Circle Inn of North Mankato   

We have an amazing seasonal patio, live music every Friday and Saturday along with occasionally on weekdays and daily drink specials. We are your friendly local corner bar. 

Kato Local Promotion: We will be having fun holiday drink specials and loaded bloody marys along with live music.


Curiosi-Tea House

1745 Commerce Drive, North Mankato

Curiosi-Tea House sells high quality loose leaf teas at prices that anyone can afford for daily consumption, for gifts & special occasions. Besides tea, we also serve plant-based fare including homemade soup, sandwiches & salads.

Kato Local Promotion: $1 off any beverage with any food purchase 10% off any $25-$49 purchase 15% off any $50+ purchase

Dino’s Gourmet Pizzeria  

239 Belgrade Ave, North Mankato

Dino’s New York Style Pizzeria takes pride in its authentic New York style pizza that includes fresh ingredients and homemade dough and sauces. The menu includes Italian nachos, garlic bread, famous breadsticks, a variety of pastas, sandwiches and more.

Kato Local Promotion: For every $50 in gift cards you purchase get a bonus $10 gift card.


1701 Madison Avenue, Mankato

Dunkin’ is a long-running chain serving signature breakfast items & a variety of coffee drinks.

Kato Local Promotion: Holiday Signature Lattes are here! Try our Toasted White Chocolate Latte, White Mocha Hot Chocolate, Peppermint Mocha Signature Latte and be sure to sample the Holiday Blend! New on the menu are the pancake minis with maple syrup and cranberry orange muffins. We can’t wait to see you at our Madison Ave shop or our newest drive thru location at 620 S Riverfront Drive!


100 East Walnut Street, Mankato

Great food and drinks in a fun, high-energy atmosphere. Flask is the perfect spot for a get together with friends, a private party or to catch the game on one of their many HD TVs. Flask is known as the “the man cave bar” in town with their ice cold beers, legendary appetizers and signature cocktails.

Kato Local Promotion: For every $50 in gift cards you purchase get a bonus $10 gift card.

Frozen Yogurt Creations  

1901 Madison Avenue Suite #450A, Mankato

We are the only self serve frozen yogurt shop in the area! We offer frozen yogurt, gelato, and custard, as well as over 75 toppings!

Kato Local Promotion: 2 oz. free to passport holders

Mom & Pop’s

629 North Riverfront Drive, Mankato

Mom & Pop’s is a hard scoop ice cream shop located in the heart of Old Town Mankato. Featuring 32 flavors of ice cream, we also offer non dairy options! Root beer floats, old fashioned shakes and malts, smoothies and more!

Neutral Groundz

229 Belgrade Avenue, North Mankato

Coffee shop featuring great food and drink. The back of the store features Home Decor, Baby and Gourmet Foods.

Kato Local Promotion: Shop Small Promotion: $10.00 off every $50.00 spent.

Number 4 American Bar & Kitchen  

124 East Walnut Street, Mankato

From its traditional pub food to its upgraded, original dishes, the Number 4 Restaurant with its head chef claim a menu filled with unique recipes from scratch. 

Kato Local Promotion: For every $50 in gift cards you purchase get a bonus $10 gift card.

Olives Mediterranean Restaurant   

20 Civic Center Plaza, Mankato

Olives entrees draw on classical Mediterranean and American cooking techniques with a lighter modern approach to the culinary arts.

Kato Local Promotion: Buy a $50 Gift Card, Get $10 for Yourself! $1 Off Olives Famous Lunch Buffet 10% off All Our Homemade Desserts

Pub 500  

500 South Front Street, Mankato

Pub 500 is the perfect spot to gather with friends or family and enjoy genuine hearty fare and liberating libations. With a wide selection of beer, craft cocktails, appetizers, sandwiches and entrees you’ll find something to please every one in the bunch!

Kato Local Promotion: – $5 Pub Card for every $50 spent on Pub 500 Gift Cards.- $15 Pub Cards for every $100 spent on Pub 500 Gift Cards.-Bring your Passport in with 5 punches from City Center businesses and receive a Free Dessert card.

River Rock Coffee Bar

607 South Front Street, Mankato

Creating and fostering a joyful cafe community through organic, local and seasonal offerings. We invite you to enjoy our equitably sourced coffee and tea with our organic from-scratch food and baked goods! Open 7am-5pm Monday-Saturday & 8am-5pm Sunday

Kato Local Promotion: 10% off Quarts and Half Gallons of Cold Brew and House made Chai. 

Tandem Bagels 

200 East Walnut Street, Mankato

We go the extra mile to provide you with fresh baked bagels, fresh coffee, and fresh baked goodies every day.

Kato Local Promotion: New Sweatshirts, T-shirts, Mugs, and more will be available.

Tavern on the Avenue 

1120 Madison Avenue, Mankato

The Tav on the Ave was opened on Mankato’s Madison Avenue in 1988. The Tav on the Ave prides itself in signature burgers, sandwiches and coldest beer in town. The Tav on the Ave has also been reviewed as “The best sports bar in town”.

Kato Local Promotion: For every $50 in gift cards you purchase get a bonus $10 gift card.

The Beast Food Boutique

422 Belgrade Avenue, North Mankato

We just opened!! This is a place where you can get restaurant quality food at an affordable price along with shopping over 25 local vendors items. We really carry something for everyone and believe in quality food and supporting local.

Kato Local Promotion: If you mention the Kato Local Holiday Experience you will get $20 off every $100 purchase in store.


The Pelican of North Mankato Food Truck

232 Belgrade Avenue, North Mankato

We are a food truck that travels all over the Mankato area with roots at The Circle Inn. We have a vast menu that can cater to any event or setting. We are known for our Gourmet Hotdogs, Nachos, Salads and Burrito Bowls.

Kato Local Promotion:  We will be parked at the Circle Inn on Nov. 24th and 27th (weather permitting) serving our amazing Gourmet Hotdogs, Nachos and Burrito Bowls. Enjoy inside the Circle Inn or grab something to go.


Wooden Spoon  

515 North Riverfront Drive, Mankato

Wooden Spoon is a woman-owned, women-led bakery and restaurant, specializing in fresh and affordable sweets, treats, soups, meals and more. We support a web of local producers and other businesses by using farm-fresh items and local purchasing in our products and catering options.

Kato Local Promotion: Wooden Spoon will have several specials on our cookies, candies and breads.

Wysiwyg Juice Co.  

527 South Front Street, Mankato
507- 387-5651

We are a 100% raw organic cold-pressed juice bar, offering the freshest juice daily. We also have incredibly delicious and nutritious smoothies and smoothie bowls!

Kato Local Promotion: $10 off any 6 pack of juice


321 North Riverfront Drive, Mankato

ARTifact -paint your own pottery is a great place to have a party or create a one-of-a-kind gift. With over 200 pieces of pre-fired bisque & 75+ glaze colors, you’ll definitely find something to spark your creativity. You choose it. You paint it. We fire it.

Kato Local Promotion: $5 ornaments all week long + Gift Card special & kids take-home craft on 11/27!

Becky’s Floral

719 South Front Street, Mankato

Full service florist with a gift shop featuring many locally hand crafted and one of a kind gift items.

Kato Local Promotion: Stop in to register for a drawing for a beautiful Christmas centerpiece and enjoy some locally made treats and refreshments while you shop.

Bella Nova Boutique 

521 North Riverfront Drive, Mankato

We sell a wide variety of items including women’s clothing and accessories, gifts and home décor.


405 North Riverfront Drive, Mankato

Mankato’s premier baby and children’s boutique featuring clothing, toys, games, books and more. Shop for mama too!
Kato Local Promotion: Enjoy Bumbelou gift card give backs during the Kato Local Holiday Experience!

Cork & Key Wine and Bottle Shop  

1630 Madison Avenue, Mankato

Cork and Key is your friendly, neighborhood liquor store. Our helpful staff will guide you through Mankato’s most exciting selection of adult beverages.

Kato Local Promotion: We are hosting our first annual Cork & Key Holiday Party December 3rd with vendor samplings, food, drinks, and music from 4-6pm. Every Friday we invite shoppers to celebrate happy hour with us from 4-6 pm to taste new products. 

Drummers Garden Center & Floral 

281 Saint Andrews Drive, Mankato

Open year-round, Drummers Garden Center and Floral supplies quality garden plants and products, professional landscape design, houseplants, floral arrangements, gifts, memorial items, plus fresh Christmas trees and decorations while in season.

Kato Local Promotion: 25% off a single item, excluding holiday season live goods. Good for one visit during shop small week.*Excludes Fresh Evergreens, Christmas Trees, and Gift Cards. Other exclusions may apply.

Encore Consignment & Bridal Boutique

311 North Riverfront Drive, Mankato

Quality name brand women’s clothing and accessories. New arrival coming in daily, we are dedicated to REMARKABLE you!

Shop Small Promotion: 50% off selected items

Flowers by Jeanie 

626 South 2nd Street, Mankato

As a leading florist in Mankato, Flowers By Jeanie offers professional flower arrangements and gifts for any occasion. The expert florists at Flowers By Jeanie are committed to designing beautiful, quality arrangements and providing exceptional customer service to our customers. We offer reliable floral delivery throughout Mankato and as well as same-day delivery services for your convenience. Our dependable florist network offers flower delivery nationwide.

Kato Local Promotion:  Spruce Top Container Make and Take or bundles ready for crafting at home. 49.95 includes pot, evergreen and accessories. Saturday November 21 10:00-11:00, 1:00-2:00 Space is limited so please call ahead to reserve a spot.

Graif Clothing 

900 North Riverfront Drive, Mankato

Large selection of men’s & women’s casual wear from contemporary to dressy. Men’s formal, suiting and dress, providing a unique one stop shop experience.

Hazelkin & Co

415 North Riverfront Drive, Mankato

Meet Hazelkin and Co a gift and lifestyle boutique opened Fall of 2021. Located in historic Old Town Mankato. At Hazelkin & Co you’ll find meaningful ways to gift someone dear to you and pick out things you’ll treasure too.

Kato Local Promotion: Enjoy Hazelkin & Co gift card givebacks during the Kato Local Holiday Experience! 

Mainstream Boutique Mankato LLC

1901 Madison Ave #110, Mankato

Mainstream Boutique is a women’s retail clothing boutique to love, strengthen & celebrate the women in our communities.

Kato Local Promotion: Coupon for 15% off of 2 items.

Nicollet Bike and Ski Shop 

607 North Riverfront Drive, Mankato

We are your local Bike and Ski Shop. We serve all types of bicycle riders and skiers.

Kato Local Promotion: 10% off regular price on everything in the store or anything special ordered.

Patterson’s Diamond Center

1031 Madison Ave, Mankato

We are a family owned and operated business established in 1964. Our mission is to offer you honesty, trust and expertise, while standing behind our quality product and craftsmanship.

Kato Local Promotion: Offering Refreshments, Discounts, Giveaways and help you build your holiday wish list!

Pet Expo Distributors   

1800 Adams Street, Mankato

The largest, family owned pet store in the upper midwest dedicated to a unique shopping experience.

Pippi Lane Boutique

401 North Riverfront Drive, Mankato

Pippi Lane Boutique offers fresh, fun and fashion forward clothing and accessories for women sizes XS-3X and children from birth to size 16 tween.

Quality 1hr foto SPX Sports   

1235 Caledonia Street, Mankato

We are a small locally owned family business that provides services from reprints, enlargements and greeting cards, to graphic design, banners, photography and so much more. Visit spxsports.com to see all our services.

River Bend Express   

201 North Victory Drive, Mankato

Serving Southern MN since 1982, we are your single resource for all things business. Office equipment and service, office furniture and office supplies, computers and IT support, graphic design and copy and print services. We do it all! Stop in and see our new location!

Kato Local Promotion: We are here to help you with your printing needs! $.03 self-serve black & white copies and $0.19 self-serve color copies. Special pricing on select in store office chairs!

River City Quilts

529 North Riverfront Drive, Mankato

We are a local quilt shop and specialize in kits for your projects. We have fabrics, notions, patterns, books and notions for all of your quilting needs.

Salvage Sisters

615 North Riverfront Drive, Mankato

Fun shop with unique furniture finds, home decor, gifts, and clothing.

Snell Motors   

1900 Madison Avenue, Mankato

Snell Motors is committed to giving our customers an honest, caring, quality experience. We have a wide range of new and used vehicles, as well as service, parts, tires, accessories, etc.

Kato Local Promotion: Get 5% off any service at Snell Certified Service, where we work on all makes and models! Offer expires 1/31/22.

Sonny + Dot Boutique

511 North Riverfront Drive, Mankato

Women’s boutique specializing in a variety of styles, sizes XS-3X. We also carry accessories, home decor and gift options.

Kato Local Promotion: Free gift with every purchase.

Sota Sisters Boutique

1754 Commerce Drive #104, North Mankato

We are a women’s clothing boutique offering lots of fun styles and items, ranging from clothing, shoes, and purses to small gift items.

Shop Small Promotion: Deal of the Day in-store each day from Nov. 19th-28th!

The Blackbird Boutique

1434 North Broad Street, Mankato

The Blackbird Boutique specializes in fashionable women’s clothing, beautiful accessories, and unique gifts. We carry sizes Small-3XL; find us online, in store, or at our pink mobile boutique!

Kato Local Promotion: Show your passport and receive $5 off any purchase. Buy a sale item, and receive a complimentary piece of jewelry. 

The Dork Den

603 North Riverfront Drive, Mankato

We are a Friendly Local Game Store, selling Pokemon, Dungeons & Dragons, Yugioh, Magic the Gathering, Puzzles, BoardGames, and much more.

Kato Local Promotion: Spend $50 and get a scratch off certificate for up to 20% off a future purchase during December.

The Jewelry Bench by Mary

424 Park Lane Suite #2, Mankato

Local custom jewelry shop specializing in gold and silver, colored stone and diamond jewelry. Custom jewelry, jewelry design, expert in-house repair.

Kato Local Promotion: 20% off in-stock jewelry for Kato Local Holiday Experience!! 

The Puck Drop 

424 Belgrade Avenue, North Mankato

For the avid hockey fan in your family! T-shirts, sweatshirts, caps, hats and more!

Kato Local Promotion: Spend $50 and receive a free gift!

Tune Town 

630 North Riverfront Drive, Mankato

Mankato’s one and only true record store! We sill new and used vinyl, CDs, DVDs plus posters, t-shirts, and turntables!

Kato Local Promotion: 50% off all used items on Black Friday/Shop Small Saturday

Union Market

615 South Front Street, Mankato

Friendly neighborhood department store. The market’s merchandise mix includes apparel for women, men and children, apothecary, accessories, art, vintage, home, houseplants and more. The market also serves as a community space for hosting a movie night, wine tasting, painting class, photoshoot, and more.

Vegabond Village

732 North Riverfront Drive, Mankato

Resale Gallery & Lounge FULL of vintage clothing, charismatic decor, music and Nostalgia for the whole family! Also, a platform for expression, artistic talent and worksite training for our local young adults.

Kato Local Promotion: Black Friday, Shop Small Saturday, Sunday FunDay *OPEN EXTENDED HOURS + ISSUE 6: Village ‘ZINE launches + Door prizes + Store-wide discounts + $5 Off your next future purchase!

Vivan Rose Boutique

112-142 South Riverfront Drive Suite 132, Mankato

Vivian Rose Boutique specializes in unique women’s clothing and accessories. We also carry a variety of items like bath products, mugs, hats, tees, and more – perfect for gift giving!

Kato Local Promotion: Spend $50 or more and receive a free $10 Vivian Rose Boutique gift card. Plus, new arrivals and great deals! 

Whimsy and Weathered

523 North Riverfront Drive, Mankato

Visit Whimsy for beautiful upcycled furniture & unique home decor. During holiday season find a complete winter wonderland with something for everyone.

Kato Local Promotion: Follow Whimsy and Weathered Facebook for holiday specials. 

Wild Sparrow Co.

722 North Riverfront Drive, Mankato

Wild Sparrow Co. is a neighborhood shop, residing in beautiful Old Town, Mankato. Here you will find farmhouse, vintage, home décor, clothing, jewelry, and gifts for everyone in a welcoming atmosphere.

Kato Local Promotion: Wild Sparrow Co. will be having numerous giveaways and promotions during Shop Small week. Please follow on social media to get details and times. 

Austin’s Auto Repair

1620 Commerce Drive, North Mankato

We are an automotive repair facility with Master certified ASE mechanics and have the latest in diagnostic equipment.

Kato Local Promotion: We are a Toys for Tots drop off site and we are also running a promotion from November 1st till the end of the year.  If you have a repair bill that is higher than $300 and you donate a toy, we will take $30 off of your bill.

Body Concepts 

1615 North Riverfront Drive, Mankato

Wellness spa that offers many services for relaxation, stress relief, pain relief, detoxification, and weight loss. Lots of options for self care or for someone that needs self care!

Kato Local Promotion: Check out Facebook for all of our amazing specials offered during this week! Gift certificates available for everyone on your holiday list. Himalayan Salt Lamps and accessories essential oils and more!

Carlson-Tillisch Eye Clinic   

120 North Broad Street, Mankato

Providing a safe, comfortable environment for your eye care needs. Stop in to shop a wide range of glasses to help you see well while looking good!

Cherry Creek Inc.  

1650 Tullamore Street, Mankato

If you’re looking for new residential construction, home remodeling, or commercial projects, our experts are here to serve our clientele in every way possible. We combine the technical knowledge and craftsmanship, with the latest design concepts, and exceptional product lines to complete projects on budget and on time. “Where design becomes a reflection of you”

Dance Express 

2105 North Broad Court, Mankato

“Experience Dance! Encounter Excellence!” In dance training, we believe it all begins with learning technique first, dance “tricks” later. We approach dance as a healthy, fun activity for the children in whom we specialize.

Kato Local Promotion: Free TRIAL classes! Take any of our classes for FREE during our “Free Dance Days” promotion. Also, for any in store purchase (over $20) receive a free pair of tights or a DXP T-shirt during the Kato Local Holiday Experience! 

Discover Chiropractic   

1601 North Riverfront Drive, Mankato

At Discover Chiropractic, we take pride in giving you the chance the live the PAIN-FREE life you deserve. Whether you are young, old, or the weekend warrior, you can lead an active and full life. OUR PROMISE is to provide you with the highest quality of care that fits your needs. We are conveniently located downtown Mankato, just off of highway 14.

Kato Local Promotion: See Discover Chiropractic about our gift certificate specials and Black Friday deals!

Farrell’s eXtreme Bodyshaping  

1170 South Riverfront Drive, Mankato

Farrell’s Mankato offers Cardio Kickboxing, Strength Training, Nutrition Guidance and Personalized Coaching in a program designed to help you quickly improve your fitness level in ten weeks.

Kato Local Promotion: Start your new year now.  Enroll today and receive December for FREE. 

Giddie Skin Medusa

530 North Riverfront Drive #130, Mankato

GIDDIE SKIN MEDSPA, located on Riverfront Drive downtown Mankato, is a medical spa offering a wide variety of surgery-free cosmetic procedures.At Giddie Skin Medspa radiant skin is your everyday reality. Offering innovative age defying treatments. You will feel Giddie from the inside out when you experience your rejuvenated complexion and replenished collagen and elastin. 

Heat Salon + Lifestyle Studio 

1591 Tullamore St., Mankato

Heat is a full-service salon and lifestyle studio that encourages self-love, empowers individuality, and focuses on helping you be your most authentic, confident self.

Indulge Salon and Tanning 

1713 Commerce Drive, North Mankato

Indulge Salon & Tanning provides a professional, luxury, and educational experience for our guests to be best cared for. We provide hair, skin, and nail services. We also offer tanning, massage, and lashes.

Kato Local Promotion: You will receive a FREE Beauty Bag Jewelry Clutch when you purchase 3 Eufora Haircare products. $55 value!

JP Fitness 

1400 Madison Avenue Suite #50, Mankato

JP Fitness is the premier personal training studio in the greater mankato area. We specialize in 1:1 and small group training that focuses on heart rate coaching and customized programming. Our studio is 24/7 access to all our members and clients.

Kato Local Promotion: We are offering a complimentary registration to our Do or Die Days event that happens the following week. We will also be offering 25% off our merchandise items.

Massage by Karmella

75 Navaho suite #2, Mankato

Using Integrative Therapeutic Massage by combining Swedish, Deep Tissue & Reiki to help  rest the mind, restore the body & renew the spirit. In business since 1996.

Kato Local Promotion: Stop in for FREE 10 Minute Chair Massage. Sign up to WIN a FREE 60 Minute Gift Certificate. Buy 1st 60 Minute Massage Gift Certificate at regular price ($70) & get the 2nd 60 Minute Gift Certificate for $60

Menari Body Works

237 Belgrade Avenue, North Mankato

Menari Body Works is a luxury day spa with an earthy eco vibe. We carry self care, home goods, and bath and body care. Gift cards for services are available. Our shop is open Saturday and Sunday 11am – 5pm and appointments are available Monday- Saturday.

Kato Local Promotion: Look for Infrared Sauna and Salt Room Meditation time specials on Facebook and Instagram!

Minnesota Valley Community Credit Union   

1640 Adams Street Mankato, MN 56001

Minnesota Valley Federal Credit Union was established in 1934 as a member-owned, not for profit financial cooperative. As a credit union member, you are not just a “customer” but part-owner of a financial cooperative in which all the members pool their resources to help one another.

Snell Auto Wash