Santa will pay a special holiday visit to the Downtown Evanston office at 820 Davis Street, suite 151, on Saturday, December 18 from noon to 4 p.m. Shoppers can also take advantage of this special Saturday opportunity to purchase the newly available Downtown Evanston Gift Card, a prepaid option which can be redeemed for dining, goods and services at over 115 participating downtown Evanston businesses

The 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 in the community. Purchasers of the gift card will also receive a “Passport to Downtown Evanston” featuring valuable offers from businesses that welcome the gift card. 

Typical business hours to purchase the gift cards are: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., at the Downtown Evanston office at 820 Davis St., suite 151; and Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m., and Saturday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at First Bank and Trust at 820 Church St.