• community caroling,

    holiday tree decorating contest voting
    small business open house

    OPEN HOUSES: The Small Businesses of the neighborhood are spreading their arms wide. Visit each of them to enjoy their open house offering (watch this page as we confirm), enter a drawing for great local and do some Holiday Shopping.


    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 PRIZES (TBA)! Drop an entry form at every different business you visit. The more businesses you visit, the more chances to win!


    (watch for a map coming soon):



    • niceLena & Friends, 1235 Chicago Ave
    • 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 - TBA
    • 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 - 15% Off Full Priced Fall/Winter Clothing, Jewelry & Accessories and 30% Off Select Fall/Winter Items. We will be serving Sparkling Apple Cider & Treats.
    • Evanston Made Pop-Up, 832 Dempster St - TBA


    • 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
    • Erie Insurance, 900 Chicago Ave Suite 103 - 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
    • Squeezebox Books & Music, 743 Main St - TBA


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