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Main-Dempster Mile Hometown Holiday: Caroling, Tree Tour & Open House

December 8 @ 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join the Main-Dempster Mile for community caroling, tree decorating contest voting, and free hot cocoa at small business open houses, PLUS win prizes!

Register for the event and check-in to get a free mug. Restaurants all over the Main-Dempster Mile will be designated as hot beverage fill-up stations.
6:30pm – 500 Block of Dempster St (under the festoon lights)
7:15pm – St. Paul Park (Chicago & Kedzie)
Join your neighbors and sing carols together! Caroling led by the amazing choir at St. Luke’s.
TREE DECORATING CONTEST (vote for your favorite during the Open House):
Visit small, specially ordered fir trees decorated by your neighbors right on the sidewalks in the business district. Three $100 prizes will be awarded, including one based on your votes.


niceLena & Friends, 1235 Chicago Ave
Blind Faith Cafe, 525 Chicago Ave – Hot Cider fill-up station
Evanston Pour, 524 Chicago Ave – Hot Chocolate fill-up station
Stumble & Relish, 1312 Chicago Ave – 20% off all holiday merchandise
Noir d’Ebene Chocolat et Patisserie, 1309 Chicago Ave – TBA
Botanica CBD, 1306 Chicago Ave – Sips & Samples
NEW BUSINESS ALERT! Pink and Tan, 604 Dempster St – Sips & Snacks
Inspired Indian Cooking, 812 Dempster St – TBA
Evanston Made Pop-Up, 832 Dempster St – TBA
YWCA Crowded Closet, 820 Dempster St – 15% Off Full Priced Fall/Winter Clothing, Jewelry & Accessories and 30% Off Select Fall/Winter Items. We will be serving Sparkling Apple Cider & Treats.
Booked, 506 Main St – Spin the Prize Wheel
YoFresh Cafe, 635 Chicago Ave – Hot Chocolate fill-up station
NEW BUSINESS ALERT! Total Radiance by Shelly, 711 Chicago Ave – special sales and adult sips
Bentley’s Pet Stuff, 743 Chicago Ave – TBA
Firehouse Grill, 750 Chicago Ave – Hot Chocolate Fill-up station
Kombucha Brava, 717 Custer St – TBA
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