Holiday Happenings

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

10 am – 4 pm  Come take pictures in or near the Giant Snow Globe at Village Hall

10 am – 2 pm  Pictures with Santa – Village Hall Green, Courtesy of Carrie Tarzon @properties

1 pm New Trier Swing Choir Carolers – Plaza del Lago

3 pm  Family holiday movie “Elf” showing at Wilmette Theatre
 (one free admission with a receipt from a local Wilmette business of $10 or more, dated 12/4/2021) 

4 pm  New Trier Swing Choir Carolers – Village Hall Green

4 pm  Free Hot Chocolate and Candy Canes – Village Hall 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 as you find each one!  Game of Gnomes – game card

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

Holiday Open House

Join these businesses for special shopping on Thursday, November 18 from 5 pm – 8 pm in downtown Wilmette and Plaza del Lago.

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

Convito, 1515 Sheridan Rd, www.convitocafeandmarket.com

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

Exhibit, 1148 Wilmette Ave, www.shopexhibit.com

Hanig’s Footwear, 1515 Sheridan Rd, www.hanigs.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

Share, 1177 Wilmette Ave, www.shopsharewilmette.com

Skunkworks Dance, 1111 Central Ave, skunkworksdance.com

Stride, 1515 Sheridan Rd, www.runwithstride.com

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

Vibrato, 1515 Sheridan Rd, vibratoboutique.com

Wilmette Theatre, 1122 Central Ave, wilmettetheatre.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