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Downtown Evanston Holiday Light Celebration - December 4, 2021

Downtown Evanston Holiday Light Celebration - December 4, 2021

Celebrate the holiday season at the Evanston Tree Lighting ceremony on Saturday, December 4, 5-7:30pm. Join Mayor Biss, Santa and Mrs. Claus to enjoy an evening of musical performances, holiday cheer and watch the tree light up at 5:30pm.  

Tree Lighting Program
5:00pm--Performance by Evanston Children's Choir
5:15pm--Mayor Biss, Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive
5:30pm--Mayor Biss lights the tree
5:35pm--Northwestern Purple Haze performs
5:50pm--The Actors Gymnasium performers

Hot chocolate, cookies and other treats will be available for purchase during the event and photos with Santa will take place at Fountain Square.

Thank you to Fulton Grace, Altomere Insurance and Valli Produce for sponsoring the Holiday Light Celebration! 

Where: Fountain Square - Davis St. and Sherman Ave.
When: Saturday, December 4, 5-7:30pm
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Small Business Saturdays - Through December 18

Small Business Saturdays - Through December 18

Support Evanston businesses throughout December! When you shop and dine in Evanston, you automatically support the Evanston community.

When you spend at local businesses you get something in return! Pick up a Shopping Passport at any participating business and collect stamps or signatures when you shop.

When you spend $100 (it can be $100 at just one business or smaller amounts at multiple businesses) you'll receive a $10 Evanston Gift Card from us! The holiday gifts will be available for pick-up every Saturday in December (4, 11, 18) between 3-5pm at Shop Evanston Made, 921 Church Street. 


Where: Downtown Evanston
When: Now through December 18, 2021
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Found Kitchen Give a Gift, Get a Gift!

Found Kitchen Give a Gift, Get a Gift!

In the true *spirit* of giving, when you give a gift, you get a gift! From now until December 31, earn a $20 gift certificate for every $100 spent on gift cards… for yourself! Purchase online at FoundKitchen.com or in person. 

*Earned gift cards are valid between 1/1/22 and 3/31/22

Where: Found Kitchen, 1631 Chicago Ave.
When: Now through December 31
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"Shop Evanston Made" Market & Art Experience Open Through Dec. 19

"Shop Evanston Made" Market & Art Experience Open Through Dec. 19

Celebrate the opening of Shop Evanston Made this Saturday, November 6, 12-7pm at 921 Church Street! This holiday season, Evanston Made is hosting “Shop Evanston Made,” a holiday market and art experience at the former Urban Outfitters location. The storefront is owned by GW Properties, which is partnering with Evanston Made and Downtown Evanston to create a vibrant, art-filled experience for all ages during November and December.

The holiday market will feature art and handmade goods by Evanston Made members in addition to “Meet the Makers” nights, film screenings, art demos, live music and more. Hours are Wednesday - Saturday, 11am-7pm and Sunday, 11am-5pm. 

Where: 921 Church Street
When: Now through December 19
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