East Village Holiday Promenade Friday, Nov 16

This Friday, November 16, marks the 11th Anniversary of the Historic East Village Holiday Promenade – a free, fun family event that kicks off our official holiday season.

From the Brenton Skating Plaza (which will be opening for the season) to the State Historical Building, the neighborhood will be filled this Friday night with so many fun things to see and do:

Pick up your “window contest” ballot and vote for your favorite window display, and enter a drawing to win an East Village getaway*

Browse the shops and business throughout the neighborhood; many of us will be serving treats (like our notorious Triple Ginger Cookies, and warm apple cider made with our exclusive Mulling Spice Blend).

Get a head start on your holiday shopping. The East Village is a whole little world of shops filled with all kinds of unique and thoughtful gifts. Shopping in our neighborhood guarantees that your friends and family (and clients and coworkers) will be in awe of your gift-giving prowess.

Enjoy the Chili for Charity supper at the State Historical Building. Donate $5 to the food bank or give a new toy for Toys for Tots and enjoy a chili supper. The State Historical Building will also feature entertainment.

Get all of your holiday gifts wrapped at the State Historical Building for a donation to the I Have a Dream Foundation

Enjoy a horse-drawn holiday hayride at East 5th and Walnut, and East 3rd and Grand.

Enjoy fun outdoor performances such as tap dancing at the Soho Breezeway at 400 East Locust, and live carolers strolling the neighborhood.

Visit with Santa from 5-6:45pm at Brenton Plaza and 7-9pm at the State Historical Building

Enjoy live ballet performances at LifeServe Blood Center at 6pm, 7pm, and 8pm

Ice Skate at Brenton Plaza and watch the tree lighting at 6:20pm

Grab dinner or cocktails at one of the neighborhood’s diverse restaurants and bars before heading home.

The East Village Holiday Promenade is Friday night from 5-9 pm. We’ll be open Saturday, 10-4, and Sunday, Noon-4 as well. Come on down –  pick up ingredients for your Thanksgiving feast, and browse our Gift Box selections.

*the East Village Getaway prize includes a $250 Downtown Gift Card to use at your favorite neighborhood stores and restaurants plus a couple’s massage at East Village Spa.