Central Street Holiday Stroll

Get into the holiday spirit early this year. Spend the day shopping and dining on Central Street! Enjoy shopping specials, holiday festivities, a tree lighting ceremony at 5pm, followed by delicious dining.

Note: Eventbrite tickets are not required, but we'd love to know how many people are coming. RSVP with your interest!
Holiday Entertainment While You Shop:
11:30-1:30PM: Strolling Elf
12:00-2PM: Strolling Elf Juggler
3:30-4:30PM: Mini Strolling Elves with Candy Canes
3:30-5:00PM: Strolling Santa
3:30-5:30PM: The Frozen Robins Carolers
4:30-5:30PM: Foodstuffs hot chocolate and cookies for sale outside (2106 Central)

5PM Tree Lighting Ceremony in Independence Park. Santa countdown. Caroling!

Other: Official Santa Letter Mailbox Locations
Mack's Bike & Goods - 2536 Ewing)
Maya Papaya & Tony Macarony - 1901 Central


Aim & Ailie - 2907 Central Street

Treats, gift bags, discounts related to the food drives + 15% off of any product purchase when you show us a receipt from any of our Central Street neighbor businesses. 

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Beat Street Toys - 1804 Central

Enjoy a holiday gift bag with purchase.

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Gracie's - 1939 Central

Help celebrate Gracie's 10th anniversary!
Stop by and enter to win a $50 gift certificate.
Additionally, Jay & Lisette Pants and Jeans are 25% off (some exclusions). 

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Lois & Company - 2014 Central

Stop in for special clothing discounts. 

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Mack's Bike & Goods - 2536 Ewing Ave

Raffles throughout the day! Raffle $50 service credit or 2 Mack’s March items for all in-store purchases. 
*Home of the Santa Letter Mailbox!

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Maya Papaya & Tony Macarony - 1901 Central

Enjoy special treats and gift with purchase!

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MilleFiori Florist & Gift Shop - 1943 Central

Enjoy a small gift with every purchase. 

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Mitchell Museum - 3001 Central Street

Gift shop discount

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Notice - 2112 Central

Jump start your holiday look with 20% off all apparel. Complimentary gift wrap!

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Paper Source - 2100 Central Street

Newly reopened! Check out the new Crafting Station at the front of our store - From 1-4pm, Paper Source will be sharing ideas for how to embellish your holiday cards and envelopes!  Boxed holiday cards: BOGO 50% off (some exclusions apply, see associate for details). 

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Page 1 Books - 1808 Central

Take 20% off of book purchases Saturday only. 

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Raven and Dove Jewelry and Gifts - 1810 Central

Special pricing and a chance to win a fabulous gift basket!
*Sweet nibbles while you shop!

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Sew on Central - 1937 Central

All fabrics and patterns 20% off.
Take the holiday sewing class from 2-4pm | Click for details. 

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Shower Blooms - 1917 Central

Stop by for pre-made gift sets under $35. 
The $50 big bucket scoop is back! Pay $50 and scoop as much product as you can!!

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Stella - 2116 Central

20% off the entire store today only and delightful surprises!

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then again - 2016 Central

Take 20% off Semi Precious Stone Bracelets

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Trio Evanston Salon - 1913 Central Street

Take 20% off all retail!

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Walsh Natural Health - 2116 Central Street

Stop in for gifts under $20!

Enjoy 20% off Dr. Hauschka skincare, 10% off organic teas & latte mixes, Spend $50 or more on gift items and get $5 off. (Gift items include skincare, soaps, bath salts & bath bombs, essential oils, and candles)

Special sampling all day long:
- Organic Tea samples
- CBD Gummy samples
- Organic chocolate samples
- Skincare samples that people can take home

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Beer on Central - 1930 Central

5-7PM: Free beer and seltzer tasting from new Chicago-based brewery, Casa Humilde Cerveceria.

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Blended Health & Smoothie Bar - 2002 Central Street

Serving $4 peppermint protein hot chocolate all day!

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Comida Cantina - 1928 Central

Any group or individual that comes in with proof of a receipt of shopping at a Central Street business on Saturday, November 12 will get a free basket of thick and crispy, homemade chips and salsa. 

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Curt's Cafe Evanston - 2922 Central Street

Kids can enjoy a free small hot chocolate from 8AM-3PM.

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DeSalvo's Pizza - 1945 Central

Serving free apple cider 3-6PM, while supplies last!

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Foodstuffs Evanston - 2106 Central

4:30-5:30PM: Outside cart with hot chocolate and cookies for sale!

Great Harvest Bread Company - 2126 Central

Enjoy a free cookie with sandwich purchase!

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LUSH Food & Drink - 2022 Central

Enjoy a complimentary glass of Sparkling Wine or red sangria for all shoppers. For those not imbibing or not of age, a complimentary Blood Orange Ginger Beer will be substituted. Noon to 10pm

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Vinissimo Wine - 2120 Central

2-4PM Stop in for free wine tasting!

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Lock Chicago - 2510 Green Bay Road

11/12-11/30 15% holiday discount with the code: HOLIDAYESCAPE15 when booking online at LockedChicago.com.

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Music Conservatory of Illinois - 2809 Central Street

Gift certificate for 2 or 4 30-minute faculty lessons at a reduced rate for new students only. People interested in purchasing a gift certificate must contact admin@musicconservatoryofillinois.com to receive a certificate with a unique serial number, only valid one time. Standard 30-minute lesson: $42 Gift Certificate for 2 30-minute lessons: $70 Gift Certificate for 4 30-minute lessons: $150 

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Pilates Central Wellness - 1713 Central

Get fit for the holidays and enjoy $20 off 20 class card, and $10 off 10 class card. Give the "gift of Pilates” special gift certificate that includes a PCW T-shirt plus discount! Special ends December 1. 

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