Discover Anoka, Minnesota

Anoka Hometown Holiday

Come home for the holidays.

No matter where you’re from.


 This holiday season…


Visit participating merchants (listed below) and register to win one of TWO Grand Prizes…

Or, win a weekly prize valued at $50 or more! Winners drawn every Friday. Special thanks to all participating merchants.


SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY – Saturday, November 25th

Support our merchants! Post a photo of your experience on Facebook and/or Instagram while shopping. Use #ShopSmallAnoka and #DiscoverAnoka.

GIVING BACK TO OUR COMMUNITY – November 24 – December 24

Leave your change, create a change. Visit participating merchants and donate your change to help support two of our favorite non-profits in Downtown Anoka: Lyric Arts and Anoka County Historical Society.

HOMETOWN HOLIDAY CELEBRATION – Saturday December 2, 2017AnokaTreeLighting_Image

It’s an authentic Hometown Holiday, complete with hayrides, carolers, Santa, special events and the kind of friendly customer service with a personal touch that you won’t find anywhere else.

Anoka Tree Lighting Event from 3 pm–7 pm at Anoka City Hall Plaza (1st Ave N). Bring your family, friends and holiday spirit for this fun and festive hometown event. Come to historic downtown Anoka and join in as all c-o-u-n-t-d-o-w-n to light up the official City Christmas Tree in front of Anoka City Hall in the Plaza and enjoy horse-drawn trolly rides, festive holiday music, bonfires to keep you warm and toasty and even Santa and Mrs. Claus too! Food and merriment will abound to bring back memories of an old-fashioned Christmas.

Also….at the tree lighting, Toys for Joy of Anoka County will be giving away a free toy
to children up to the age of 10, while supplies last. Toys for Joy will be accepting new,
unwrapped gifts at their Tree Lighting Event booth. The toys assist those in need in
Anoka County for the holidays. Gifts are most needed for ages 12-18. For more information
about Toys for Joy, check them out on Facebook or at

Merchant events and promotions:

12:00 – 4:00 – That Soap Shop Bath + Body Trunk Show. Register to Win: Pick a Present under the Tree.
Hot cider, Holiday Treats , in-store specials all day

10K Brewing
10:30 – 11:30 – Sign up for Beer & Yoga at
1:00 – 5:00 – Sign up for the Brewery Bus Tour at
7:00 pm – Free Live Acoustic Music

Antiques on Main
Storewide Sale plus Hot Apple Cider and Special Treats

The BIG White House
Complimentary Gourmet Coffee & Treats; 20% off Wind & Willow Gourmet Food

Chema Malu
11:30 – 2:30 – Live Christmas Music with Charlie Lucas PLUS Find the Elf on the Shelf and receive
FREE deZigned by Z Earrings with any purchase

Emerald Isle Antiques & Gifts
Special Treat Bags for Children

     Holiday Treats; Custom add-a-charm. 1 chain or bangle + 2 charms for $10.
Personalized custom drinkware $10 each

Jenson’s/I. Appeal
Find the Elf on the Shelf! Bring in food donations to receive up to 25% off

Lillians of Anoka
Hot Lillians Tea and Treats. Candy Canes for kids. $5 off purchases of $30 or more

Monica’s Closet
Find Piper the Elf and take 20% off your purchase. Exclusions apply

20% off Christmas Silks

Peterson Shoes
Holiday treats to shoppers

SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN! – November 25 – December 16

Saturdays, November 25 – December 16 from Noon – 3 pm Santa will be walking around town handing out treats. (Candy canes provided by Two Scoops).

STORY TIME WITH SANTA – Saturday, December 9

Join Santa from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm for stories, cookies, and beverages at 10K Brewing at 2005 2nd Ave.
(Story time sponsored by 10K Brewing).

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA – Sunday, December 17

Join Santa from 8:00 am – noon at the Anoka Masonic Lodge at 1908 3rd Ave S. Cost is $5 per person (Max of $20 per immediate family). Children age 5 and under are free.


Chema Malu
Mention ad to receive Free deZigned by Z Earrings with any purchase

     Deal of the Day: Happenstance will offer daily specials. Follow on Facebook or join text club by texting
“Happenstance” to 51660

Monica’s Closet
Mention ad to receive 20% off purchase of regular-priced items (exclusions apply).

Peterson Shoes
Free Christmas Gift Wrapping

Redmann’s Flooring & Design
10% Hunter Douglas Blinds

Terry Overacker Plumbing
Free Gift and Treats when you visit the Showroom (no purchase necessary)
Receive bonus gift with any purchase or any Toys for Joy donation at our showroom.

Throughout the SEASON

Every Saturday: Hot Cider, Holiday Treats and in-store Specials
Nov 24: Plaid (Black) Friday In-store Specials and treats all day
Nov 25: In-store Specials and treats all day
Dec 7: Poetic Trunk Show. Customizable Sterling Silver
Dec 9: Designs by Cory Jewelry Trunk Show. Sterling Silver & Mixed Metal
Dec 14: Helen Wang Jewelry Trunk Show. Sterling Silver, 14kgf, Swarovski, Stone
Dec 16 Feat of Clay Jewelry Trunk Show. Artisan Jewelry Clay Collection
Dec 18-24: Last Week before Christmas. Daily Specials

10K Brewing
Every Wednesday Mafia Trivia 7:00 pm
Dec 9: Merchants of Soul 7:00 pm
Dec 16: Beer & Yoga 10:30 am
Dec 16: Free Comedy Show 8:30 pm
Dec 22: The Off Nites 7:00 pm

Amore Antiques
Dec 23: Live Christmas Music (Instrumental)

Antiques on Main
Dec 23: “Last Minute Shopping” Store-wide Sale 10-50% off

The BIG White House
Dec 9: 20% off almost everything Sale (excludes items marked sale or firm), Food Sampling and Door Prizes.
Our 113-year old historical mansion will be decked to the halls with new & old holiday décor

Chema Malu
Every Saturday: Sample loose leaf teas by Loving Cup Teas
Nov 29: Impact Services Fundraiser 5:00 – 8:00 pm
Dec 1: Meet Local Author Richard Dahlberg from 12:00 – 2:00
Dec 9: Meet Local Authors Barb Thurston and Laurie MacKechnie from 12:00 – 2:00
Dec 16: Meet Local Author Richard Dahlberg from 12:30-2:30

Emerald Isle Antiques & Gifts
Every Saturday: Hot Cider and Cookies. 20% off select items store-wide

Jenson’s/I. Appeal
     Dec 9: 11:00 – 3:00 Girl Scout Troop 15945 will gift wrap all your purchases from all Anoka shops.
Donations are welcome.

Lillians of Anoka
Nov 24 Plaid (Black) Friday Special – Tops only $22.50. Limited quantities.
Nov 25: Special pricing on small goods. Select style scarves $10
Dec 16 & 17: Buy three GingerSnaps and get the fourth free

Monica’s Closet
Nov 24: Plaid (Black) Friday-Rock bottom sales throughout the store
Nov 25: Free gift with purchase and free swag bag to all customers while supplies last

Peterson Shoes
Nov 24: Black Friday-15% off Smartwool Socks
Nov 25: 15% off Apparel, 20% off Slippers (excludes Haflingers)

Selah Salon
Nov 25: Goodie Bags and Snacks
Dec 18th-23rd: 20% off all retail, drawings and goodies


218 E Main St • 763-999-5100
Holiday Hours (Nov 24-Dec. 23): M-F 11-5, TH 11-7, SAT 10-5, SUN 12-4

10K Brewing
2005 2nd Ave • 763-392-4753
Hours: W 4-10; Th 3-10; F 3-11 Sat 12-11; Sun 12-8

Amore Antiques
2008 2nd Ave N • 763-576-1871

Antiques on Main
212 E Main St • 763-323-3990
Hours: M-Sun 9-6; W, Th 9-8

The BIG White House
1900 3rd Ave S • 763-506-0562
Hours: M-Sun 10-6

Chema Malu
208 E Main St • 612-720-1744
Holiday Hours (Nov 24-Dec. 23): M-Sat 10-6; Th 10-8 Sun 11-4

Dan Gould Jewelers
120 E Main St • 763-427-2878
Hours: M-W, F 9-6; Th 9-7:30 Sat 9-5

Emerald Isle Antiques & Gifts
300 E Main St • 763-923-8456
Hours: M-Sun 10-5; Th 10-8

110 E Main St • 763-203-2212
Hours: M-Th 11-6; F 11-5; Sat 10-5; Sun 12-4

It’s About Sleep Mattress Co
633 E Main St • 763-323-7533
Hours: M-F 10-7; Sat 10-5 Sun 10-4

Jenson’s/I. Appeal
112 E Main St • 763-421-5343
Hours: M-F 10-8; Sat 10-6 Sun 12-5

Lillians of Anoka
1919 2nd Ave S • 763-370-7355
Holiday Hours (Nov 24 – Dec 23): Wed 10-6 Thurs 10-8 Fri/Sat 10-6 Sun 10-4

Monica’s Closet
208 E Main St • 763-421-0520
Holiday Hours (Nov 24-Dec. 23): M-Sat 10-6; Th 10-8 Sun 11-4

201 E Main St • 763-234-8545
Hours: W 11-4; Th-Sat 10-5 Sun 11-4

Peterson Shoes
209 E Main St • 763-421-3433
Hours: Regular business hours

Redmann’s Flooring & Design
334 E Main St • 763-421-4052
Hours: M-F 8-5; Sat 9-3

Selah Salon
1926 2nd Ave S • 763-427-3577
Hours: M-Th 9-9; F 9-5; Sat 8-4

Terry Overacker Plumbing
502 E Main St • 763-572-8885
Hours: M-Th 8-5; F 8-4:30

Truffles & Tortes Dessert Café
206 E Main St • 763-432-7645
Hours: M-Sat 9-7


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