This holiday season, let’s keep the lights shining bright on Central Street. Let’s visit our local shops to gift from our hearts. Let’s double the impact of each and every gift we buy and invest in a local business. And in doing so, let’s share the peace, love and light on Central Street with everyone. Because if there was ever a year to bundle up, explore locally, and gift with an impact, this one is it.
In an effort to provide more time and space for you to shop, Central Street Evanston is hosting Small Business Saturdays every week through December and Late Night Thursdays in December. Central Street merchants are taking all precautions to provide safe shopping experiences, requiring masks at all times, limiting then number of customers in their stores, providing hand sanitizer, offering contactless payment and ramping up online shopping with local delivery and shipping.
In addition, Central Street Evanston created a Central Street Holiday Market on Facebook which features products or services from a variety of businesses. CLICK HERE
to view the online market and note that it is just a sampling of items available at stores on Central Street.
Late Night Thursdays | December 3, 10 & 17
If you prefer to shop during the week, the following businesse are staying open until 7pm on Thursdays to give you extra time and space to shop. After, grab a treat or takeout from one of Central Street's restaurants.
Small Business Saturdays | Every Saturday through December 19
Central Street is extending Small Business Saturdays to every Saturday to give people more time and space to shop safely. Select businesses are offering special deals throughout the holidays while some have offers only on Small Business Saturday.
If you prefer to shop online for curbside pickup or delivery, CLICK HERE to view individual retail websites and don't forget that gift cards to restaurants and bakeries are always a wonderful gift! Central Street businesses are here to help you find the perfect holiday gifts. Thank you for supporting local businesses and keeping the lights shining bright on Central Street!
** Parking Update **
If you are just picking up gifts from stores or takeout from restaurants, look for the "Keep Calm & Shop Evanston or Carry Out" signs. Put on your flashers and you don't have to pay for parking as long as you only stay for 15 minutes.
Also, please note that you must use paystations on Central Street but there are no time limits as long as you continue to pay for parking.