Main Street Highland Park reports a wide range of exciting holiday activities, including a tree lighting, menorah lighting, gift wrapping, winter art festival, small business Saturday festivities to encourage supporting the local retail scene.
SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY
Saturday November 29, all day
All day throughout downtown Highland Park, we will be participating in Small Business Saturday, celebrated every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Shoppers are encouraged to “shop small” and patronize downtown bricks-and-mortar businesses.
DOWNTOWN TREE LIGHTING
Saturday November 29, 6 pm – 7:30 pm
At 6pm, join us in the municipal lot next to Main Street Highland Park’s office at 212 Raritan Avenue for our annual tree lighting, complete with live music from Amandala and Kind Strangers, caroling, hot chocolate, candy canes, and Santa!
GIFT WRAPPING AT MAIN STREET HIGHLAND PARK
Saturday November 29, 1 pm – 7 pm
After you do your local shopping downtown, stop by the Main Street Highland Park office at 212 Raritan Avenue and in exchange for a donation of any amount, get your gifts wrapped by MSHP staff and volunteers!
WINTER ART BAZAAR
Saturday November 29 – Tuesday December 23
Highland Park’s Winter Art Bazaar is back for its third year! Once again, PAZ Culture System is partnering with Main Street Highland Park to showcase and sell affordably-priced art by over 30 local artists. It’s a great way to do some holiday shopping while also supporting local artists.
Mon-Thurs: 1 pm – 9 pm
Fri & Sat: 11 am – 9 pm
Sun: 11 am – 6 pm
DOWNTOWN MENORAH LIGHTING & ANNUAL MAIN STREET HIGHLAND PARK HOLIDAY PARTY
Tuesday December 16, 6 pm – 8 pm
Come downtown to light Highland Park’s menorah on the first night of Hanukkah! Celebrate the festival of lights with music, food, gelt and dreidels.
And this year we’re combining our annual menorah lighting with the Main Street Highland Park Community Holiday Party, so this party is not to be missed!
LOCAL SPECIALS AND EVENTS FOR THE WHOLE HOLIDAY SEASON!
Many of Highland Park’s wonderful businesses are having special sales, longer hours, and special events, not just on Small Business Saturday, but for the entire holiday season. Here’s a sampling of what’s happening downtown:
Indus Grill: On Small Business Saturday (November 29), Indus Grill will give 10% off on orders $15 or more.
Ten Thousand Villages: On both Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, Ten Thousand Villages will be doing “buy one get one 50% off” of all jewelry. They are also extending their hours from Friday, November 28 through Tuesday, December 23.
Loft Salon: On Small Business Saturday, the Loft Salon will be selling discounted (10-15% off) shampoos, conditioners and styling products.
Pino’s Gift Basket Shoppe and Wine Cellar: On Small Business Saturday, Pino’s is hosting its second annual Home for the Holidays party
at 7:30 pm!
Sweets to Nuts: For the whole holiday season, you can post your favorite treat on their Facebook page and you will receive a FREE four section platter of your choice (up to $20 value) with your order of $100 or more! (One offer per customer, cannot be combined with other offers).
Over the Moon Toys & Through the Moongate: On Small Business Saturday, if you spend $50 or more, you’ll save $10; if you spend $100 or more, you’ll save $20; and if you spend $150 or more save $20 plus get a free tote-bag with giveaways, while supplies last! One per customer, certain restrictions apply, valid only on November 29th.
Eden Organix: On December 11, stop by Pino’s Gift Basket Shoppe and Wine Cellar for the Eden Organix Holiday Extravaganza! There will be jewelry for sale, relaxing spa treatments,food, and wine. And you can enter into the raffle for a spa gift basket and gift card!
Highland Bark: On Sunday December 7th from 1:00pm – 4pm, Highland Park is hosting a pet adoption and fundraising event for the Gentle Giants Rescue. If other businesses are interested in donating a gift basket or gift certificate for the shelter’s fundraising raffle, please contact Highland Bark today!