The holidays are a wonderful time to spend with loved ones, embracing the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of the season. When you shop and plan your celebrations this holiday season, why not stay in Evergreen Park? There are plenty of festivities and shopping events right here in the neighborhood!

Shopping locally instead of online or in another municipality means more of your dollars stay in the community. In fact, one percent of every purchase made in our village comes back to Evergreen Park. Just by shopping here, you are reinvesting in our neighborhood!

Holiday Special Dates & Promos

Here’s a roundup of special deals and holiday fun you can take advantage of this holiday season in Evergreen Park. Please check back regularly, as we’ll be updating this list. Your local businesses and the Evergreen Park Chamber of Commerce thank you!

Shop Local Receipt Raffle—Nov. 29 through Dec. 27

Shoppers can earn an entry into a weekly drawing for a $25 Chamber member gift card when they share local receipts from member businesses. Details to come.

Caught Red Handed Shopping Local—Small Business Saturday, Nov. 30

Chris from the EP Podcast and Kelly from the Chamber of Commerce will be scouting local businesses and awarding raffle tickets to shoppers. One winner will be selected in a drawing on Mon., Dec. 2! The prize is a $25 gift card to a Chamber business.

E.P. Rec. Dept. Presents A Dickens Christmas—Dec. 7

This family-friendly event includes train *and* trolley rides, live reindeer, face painting, cookie decorating, hot cocoa, a life-size puppet performance, strolling carolers, a visit with Santa, and a Christmas tree lighting with the mayor!

Santa Visits First National Bank of E.P.—Dec. 14

Enjoy cookies and beverages courtesy of the Chamber of Commerce, plus photo opportunities with Santa, and other family fun!

Do you know a younger person heading to college this fall? Chances are, she or he would benefit from taking a self-defense class before leaving home. The Academy of Self Defense and Fitness is offering a series of summer seminars to help students protect themselves from threatening situations they might encounter on college campuses.

The 75-minute seminar will cover self-defense basics for young adults. It will be offered on several dates in June, July, and August. For details and to register, please see the attached flyer.

Self defense seminar for college bound students offered this summer by the Academy for Self Defense and Fitness in Evergreen Park, IL

It’s easy to ‘shop local’ when you have businesses that work hard to keep their customers coming back. Here are some Evergreen Park shops that are offering holiday promotions during the month of December. Taking advantage of their deals is a great way to reinvest in  your community and help ‘Keep the Green in Evergreen’.

Also, don’t forget about the Chamber’s Shop Local contest, which encourages local shopping and rewards the winner with gift cards from our Evergreen Park businesses. The contest rules and holiday promotions are shown below.

The holiday shopping season kicks off with the Chamber’s Community Celebration on Saturday, December 1. Join us!

Shop local flyer listing holiday specials from Evergreen Park businesses

The Evergreen Park Chamber of Commerce is launching our holiday Shop Local campaign, and all members are invited to participate! Send us your details on holiday promotions or discounts for the month of December. We will publicize them in digital and print materials as part of our ‘Shop Local’ campaign that runs December 1–31.

The ‘Shop Local’ campaign will include a brochure advertising holiday offers from Chamber members. Residents are invited to save their local shopping receipts throughout the month of December. At the end of the month, they can exchange each shopping receipt from a business located in Evergreen Park for an entry in our ‘Shop Local’ contest, and a chance to win $500 in gift cards from Chamber members. A winner will be selected January 8.

Shop Local’ kicks off with a community celebration on Saturday, December 1, from 10:00 am to noon at First National Bank of Evergreen Park. We’ll have your promotional information ready to share, along with carolers, cookies, hot apple cider, and a visit with Santa. All Chamber members are encouraged to attend!

 

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