• Pick up a a mug at a check-in station and get your first hot chocolate fill-up starting at 5pm.

    CHECK-IN LOCATIONS:

    • Evanston Stitchworks, 904-6 Sherman Ave
    • YoFresh Cafe, 635 Chicago Ave
    • Ella's Essence Flower Shop, 904-6 Hinman Ave
    • Pink and Tan, 604 Dempster St
    • Evanston Made Holiday Market, 832 Dempster St
    • Kombucha Brava, 717 Custer Ave
    • Junior League Thrift House, 920 Chicago Ave

    FREE HOT CHOCOLATE OR CIDER ON THE ROUTE!

    Fill up your mug at any of these great MDM restaurants:

    • Blind Faith Cafe, 525 Dempster St (cider only)
    • Evanston Pour, 524 Dempster St (hot chocolate only)
    • Yasotorn Thai Cuisine, 809 Dempster St (hot chocolate only)
    • Belgian Chocolatier Piron, 509 Main St (hot chocolate only)
    • Reprise Roasters, 710 Main St (hot chocolate only)
    • Firehouse Grill, 750 Chicago Ave (hot chocolate only)
    • Kombucha Brava, 717 Custer St (cider only)
    • YoFresh Cafe, 635 Chicago Ave (hot chocolate only)

    Here's what we've got planned for you!

     

    OPEN HOUSES: The Small Businesses of the neighborhood are spreading their arms wide. Visit each of them to enjoy their open house offering , enter a drawing for great local prizes and do some Holiday Shopping. See a list of Holiday Open Houses below!

     

    COMMUNITY CAROLING: Join your neighbors in song to celebrate the season, led by our friends at the St. Luke's choir.

    • 6:30pm - 500 Block of Dempster St (under the festoon lights)
    • 7:15pm - St. Paul Park (corner of Chicago & Kedzie St, just north of Firehouse Grill)

    HOLIDAY TREE DECORATING CONTEST: Your map will include a list of holiday trees along the route decorated by your neighbors. You'll get to vote on your favorite, and the tree with the most votes during the Hometown Holiday Celebration will get a $100 cash prize.

     

    WIN A DRAWING FOR DINNER FOR DINNER FOR 2 AT OCEANIQUE! Drop an entry form at every different business you visit. The more businesses you visit, the more chances to win!

     

    DOWNLOAD THE MAP

     

    DEMPSTER/CHICAGO SHOPS:

    • niceLena & Friends, 1235 Chicago Ave - sips, snacks, and 20% off all stickers and holiday cards
    • Blind Faith Cafe, 525 Chicago Ave - Hot Cider fill-up station
    • Evanston Pour, 524 Chicago Ave - Hot Chocolate fill-up station
    • Stumble & Relish, 1312 Chicago Ave - 20% off all holiday merchandise
    • Noir d'Ebene Chocolat et Patisserie, 1309 Chicago Ave - Kid's Craft Table by Art Makers Outpost!
    • Botanica CBD, 1306 Chicago Ave - Sips & Samples
    • NEW BUSINESS ALERT! Pink and Tan, 604 Dempster St - Sips & Snacks
    • Rainbows for All Children, 614 Dempster St - Hot cocoa bar, adult beverages and holiday crafts!
    • Yasotorn Thai Cuisine, 809 Dempster St - Hot Chocolate fill-up station
    • Inspired Indian Cooking, 812 Dempster St - Up to 20% off selected items
    • YWCA Crowded Closet, 820 Dempster St - Sparkling Apple Cider & Holiday Treats, plus 15% Off Full Priced Fall/Winter Clothing, Jewelry & Accessories and 30% Off Select Fall/Winter Items.
    • Evanston Made Pop-Up, 832 Dempster St - Sips n' Snacks

    MAIN/CHICAGO SHOPS:

    • Booked, 506 Main St - Spin the Prize Wheel
    • Ella's Essence Flower Shop, 904-6 Hinman - Sips & Snacks
    • YoFresh Cafe, 635 Chicago Ave - Hot Chocolate fill-up station
    • NEW BUSINESS ALERT! Total Radiance by Shelly, 711 Chicago Ave - special sales and adult beverages
    • Bentley's Pet Stuff, 743 Chicago Ave - TBA
    • Firehouse Grill, 750 Chicago Ave - Hot Chocolate Fill-up station
    • NEW BUSINESS ALERT! Synapse Pediatric Therapy, 807 Chicago Ave - candy canes and popcorn
    • Junior League Thrift House, 920 Chicago Ave - TBA
    • Follow Your Nose, 917 Chicago Ave - Pictures with Santa!
    • Ten Thousand Villages, 915 Chicago Ave - 15% of all sales during the event will be donated to the Community Animal Rescue Effort, C.A.R.E.
    • Subway, corner of Chicago & Main - Free Cookies while supplies last
    • Kombucha Brava, 717 Custer St - Hot Apple Cider Kombucha Fill-Up station
    • Reprise Roasters, 710 Main St - Hot Chocolate Fill-up Station
    • Evanston Eye Wellness, 714 Main St - Sips, snacks and the Evanston Rebuilding Exchange Pop-Up Shop
    • Dave's Rock Shop, 711 Main St - Glogg, Sparkling Cider and Holiday Cookies
    • Squeezebox Books & Music, 743 Main St - Sips, Snacks & Storytime! 5pm "I'll be Your Polar Bear" reading and book signing by local author Justin Roberts
    • Evanston Stitchworks, 904-6 Sherman Ave - Sips n' Snacks

     

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