Holiday Happenings

10 am – 6 pm  Promos and refreshments at participating shops and restaurants

10 am – 4 pm  Giant Snow Globe – Village Green

10 am – 12 pm  Pictures with Santa – Wilmette Theatre

12 pm – 2 pm  Pictures with Santa – Strolling Downtown Wilmette

12:30 – 2:30 pm  Family holiday Movie “Elf” showing at Wilmette Theatre

1 pm – 2 pm  New Trier Swing Choir Carolers – Plaza del Lago

4 pm – 5 pm  New Trier Swing Choir Carolers – Village Green

4 pm  Free Hot Chocolate and Candy Canes – Village Green

5 pm  Tree Lighting – Village Hall

Game of Gnomes Scavenger Hunt

Set out on a holiday adventure in Downtown Wilmette and Plaza del Lago!  Search the storefronts for 12 Gnomes hiding amongst the holiday window decor.  Write in the names on the game card as you find each one!

When you find all 12, drop off your game card at the Game of Gnomes drop box at the Wild Child Toy Shop 1114 Central Avenue.  You will be entered to win a Shop Wilmette Gift Card.  A new name it picked each week in December.

Post pics of your Game of Gnomes adventure on social media. Make sure to #tag us AND the local businesses – we might just share your post and give you a chance to win extra prizes!  #GameofGnomesWilmette #Wilmetteonomics

Game Card – download

Holiday Open House

Grab your friends and head out on the town as we kick off the holidays with this popular annual event.  Pop into your favorite shops and local businesses Downtown Wilmette and at Plaza del Lago to see the debut of holiday gifts and fall/winter merchandise.  Enjoy refreshments and special promotions and make a night of it by dining at your favorite Wilmette restaurant.

Join these businesses for special shopping on Thursday, November 17 from 5 pm – 8 pm in downtown Wilmette and Plaza del Lago.

Bella Cosa Jewelers, 1149 Wilmette Ave, www.bellacosajewelers.com

Big City Optical, 1515 Sheridan Rd, www.bigcityoptical.com

Central Station Coffee & Tea, 1150 Central Ave, www.centralstationcoffee.com

Clucker’s Charcoal Chicken, 1515 Sheridan Rd, www.cluckerscharcoalchicken.com

Convito, 1515 Sheridan Rd, www.convitocafeandmarket.com

Chantilly Lace, 1515 Sheridan Rd, www.chantillyfavorites.com

Exhibit, 1148 Wilmette Ave, www.shopexhibit.com

Heroines & Heroes, 1129 Central Ave, www.hhwilmette.com

Hubba-Hubba, 1105 Central Ave, www.hubbahubbawilmette.com

John Plunkett Interiors, 1515 Sheridan Rd, www.johnplunkettinteriors.com

La Colonna, 1515 Sheridan Rd, www.lacolonnaboutique.com

Lambrecht’s Jewelers, 1131 Central Ave, www.lambrechtsjewelers.com

Musick Fine Leather Goods, 1515 Sheridan Rd, www.shopmusick.com

Morning Glory Flower Shop, 1135 Central Ave, www.morninggloryltd.com

Napolita Pizzeria & Wine Bar, 1126 Central Ave, www.napolitapizza.com

North Shore Exchange, 1100 Central Ave, www.northshoreexchange.org

Pescadero Seafood & Oyster Bar, 1167 Wilmette Ave, www.pescaderofish.com

The Pit & Tap, 1168 Wilmette Ave, www.pitandtap.com

Skunkworks Dance, 1111 Central Ave, skunkworksdance.com

Stretch Lab, 1515 Sheridan Rd, www.stretchlab.com

Stride, 1515 Sheridan Rd, www.runwithstride.com

Sophia Steak, 1146 Wilmette Ave, www.sophiasteak.com

The Wild Child Toys, 1114 Central Ave, www.wildchildtoys.com

Vibrato, 1515 Sheridan Rd, vibratoboutique.com

Yellow Bird, 1515 Sheridan Rd, yellowbird.com

Yoga Six, 1515 Sheridan Rd, www.yogasix.com

YWCA Shop for Good, 1107 Central Ave, www.ywca-ens.org

Upcoming Events

Nov
22
Tue
Game of Gnomes @ Downtown and Plaza del Lago
Nov 22 – Dec 24 all-day

Set out on a holiday adventure in Downtown Wilmette and Plaza del Lago!  Search the storefronts for 12 Gnomes hiding amongst the holiday window decor.  Write in the names on the game card as you find each one!

When you find all 12, drop off your game card at the Game of Gnomes drop box at the Wild Child Toy Shop 1114 Central Avenue.  You will be entered to win a Shop Wilmette Gift Card.  A new name it picked each week in December.

Post pics of your Game of Gnomes adventure on social media. Make sure to #tag us AND the local businesses – we might just share your post and give you a chance to win extra prizes!  #GameofGnomesWilmette #Wilmetteonomics

Game Card – download

Dec
3
Sat
Holiday Happenings @ Downtown Wilmette
Dec 3 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

10 am – 6 pm  Promos and refreshments at participating shops and restaurants

10 am – 4 pm  Giant Snow Globe – Village Green

10 am – 12 pm  Pictures with Santa – Wilmette Theatre

12 pm – 2 pm  Pictures with Santa – Strolling Downtown Wilmette

12:30 – 2:30 pm  Family holiday Movie “Elf” showing at Wilmette Theatre

1 pm – 2 pm  New Trier Swing Choir Carolers – Plaza del Lago

4 pm – 5 pm  New Trier Swing Choir Carolers – Village Green

4 pm  Free Hot Chocolate and Candy Canes – Village Green

5 pm  Tree Lighting – Village Hall