Small Business Saturday, November 26
Be a part of Small Business Saturday on November 26 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
Spend $100 at participating business and receive a gift from MDM
Brunch and lunch specials will be available throughout the city.
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!
From Saturday, November 26 through Saturday, January 4, Evanston shoppers can have their parking validated at participating Evanston businesses with a qualifying purchase. Validation can be used for free two-hour parking at City meters and surface lots every day. Shoppers parking at City meters and lots must use the Park Evanston mobile app in order to redeem validation.
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!
Looking for jewelry this holiday season? Stop by Ayla's Originals.
Sketchbook Brewing Co.