Downtown Evanston welcomes Santa on Saturdays, December 1, 8 and 15, Noon &ndash 4pm!
Santa will pay a special holiday visit to the Downtown Evanston office at 820 Davis St., Suite 151, on Saturday, December 1, 8 & 15 from Noon to 4 pm. Parents, don't forget to bring your camera, to capture the magic of your little one's visit with Santa and don&rsquo t let the kids forget their wish list! This is a free event which we hope all will take advantage of.
In preparation for the holiday season, attendees can also take advantage of this special Saturday opportunity to purchase the Downtown Evanston Gift Card, a prepaid gift card which can be redeemed at over 135 downtown Evanston restaurants, shops and even the Century Theatres!
The gift card is available in denominations from $5 to $500 and can be purchased with Visa, MasterCard and Discover. The gift card operates on a closed loop system, which means it is valid only at participating downtown Evanston businesses, keeping funds local and in the community.
Purchasers of the gift card will also receive a &ldquo Passport to Downtown Evanston&rdquo featuring valuable offers from businesses which welcome the gift card.
Typical business hours to purchase the gift card, are: Monday through Friday, 9:00 am &ndash 5:00 pm, plus these three special Saturdays Saturday, December 1, Saturday, December 8 and Saturday, December 15 from Noon &ndash 4pm at the Downtown Evanston office located at 820 Davis St., Suite 151. The gift card is also available for purchase at First Bank and Trust located at 820 Church St., Monday through Friday, from 8:30 am &ndash 5:30 pm, and Saturday 8:00 am to 1:30 pm. In addition to these locations, the Downtown Evanston gift card can be purchased online at www.downtownevanston.org. Purchasers can choose to order ahead and pick up the gift cards at 820 Davis St., Suite 151 or have them shipped directly to their door!
Free parking is available in the City&rsquo s three downtown self-park garages. Garages at Sherman Plaza, Maple Avenue and Church Street are offering free parking weekdays from 5 pm to midnight and all day Saturdays and Sundays through January 1, 2013.
For more information please call the Downtown Evanston offices at (847) 866-6319 or visit us at www.downtownevanston.org.