• Small Business Saturday, November 25

    Shop Small. Shop Local. Shop Evanston!

    Be a part of Small Business Saturday on November 25 and shop at Evanston's small, local shops in various business districts, including Central Street, Downtown Evanston, Main-Dempster Mile, and Howard Street. Holiday shoppers are encouraged to support the small, independent businesses that help make the Evanston community so special!


    Check out these Special Small Business Saturday events:


    Downtown Evanston's "Keep Evanston Awesome" Shopping Passport

    Spend $100 at participating businesses and receive a gift from Downtown Evanston


    Main-Dempster Mile

    Spend $100 at participating business and receive a gift from MDM


    Brunch and lunch specials will be available throughout the city.

  • Holiday parking: Free for 2023!


    This offer is valid for Park Evanston app users once per day per account/license plate. See below for details.

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  • Purchase an Evanston gift card

    The holidays are around the corner and we want to encourage everyone in our community to keep their holiday shopping local. The Evanston Gift Card makes the perfect gift or stocking stuffer and is also a way to show to support our local businesses! Consumers can purchase the Card as a gift for a friend, colleague or family member and companies can send it to employees as a special holiday gift. The important thing is the dollars stay local and benefit our shops and restaurants and our Community. Learn more!

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  • Shop Small. Shop Evanston Videos

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    2116 Central St.



    Looking for fun and unique gift ideas? Stella offers an eclectic mix of clothing, vintage and handmade jewelry, handbags, accessories, and more. They've got the perfect gift for everyone on your list. We stopped by and spoke with owner Rachel and she told us a few of her favorite things for this holiday season.



    Cultivate Urban Rainforest & Gallery

    Everyone loves plants! Stop by and few living art, exotic plants labeled for pet safety, artist-made gifts and more.

    Maya Papaya & Tony Macarony

    Follow Your Nose

    Stop by for precious gifts for your four-legged friends.

    Squeezebox Books & Music

    Shoppers rejoice! Take advantage of 20% off the ENTIRE store. Please note: The sale excludes Black Friday Record Store Day titles. 

    Stumble & Relish

    Looking for something unique this holiday season? Stop by and enjoy 20% off ALL holiday greeting cards (Hanukkah, Christmas, New Years, etc.). Shoppers that spend $30 or more will also receive a FREE tote bag while supplies last.

    Shop Local this Small Business Saturday

    Hear from Evanston's aldermen about shopping local!

    Stella's Boutique

    Trattoria D.O.C.

    Vogue Fabrics

    Guitar Works

    Ayla's Originals

    Looking for jewelry this holiday season? Stop by Ayla's Originals.

    Smylie Brothers

    Sketchbook Brewing Co.


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