Discover Anoka, Minnesota

Anoka Hometown Holiday

Come home for the holidays.

No matter where you’re from.

With a welcoming atmosphere, and an eclectic mix of over forty independently-owned shops and restaurants, Downtown Anoka looks forward to sharing the joy of an authentic Hometown Holiday Celebration with you and your family.



 This holiday season…


Visit participating merchants (listed below) and register to win the Grand Prize through December 18th..

…$250 WORTH OF ANOKA BUCKS! (two available)
Or, win a weekly prize valued at $50 or more! Winners drawn every Friday. Special thanks to all participating merchants.





Saturday, November 30th in Downtown Anoka

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

From 7-11, meet at G’s Café, then spend the day shopping at your favorite Anoka businesses and explore some new favorites. Order a breakfast sandwich to go or sit down and enjoy breakfast. FREE Swag Bags filled with special offers (while supplies last). FREE cup of Rainy Lake Coffee when you mention this ad. Receive 15% OFF your next lunch with purchase of breakfast.   


Saturday December 7, 2019 – all day <span

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

Saturday December 7, 2019 – from 3pm – 7pm

Hosted by the Anoka area Chamber of Commerce. 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.

Schedule of Events

3:00 pm – Lighting of Bonfires

3:00 pm – Festive holiday music sets the scene

3:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Food vendors serving up goodies!

3:00 pm – Santa Claus ARRIVES! Mrs. Claus will be there too!

3:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Visit Santa and Mrs. Claus in the Santa shack (FREE)

3:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Horse drawn trolley rides (FREE)

5:55 pm – Welcome to Anoka, Mayor – Phil Rice

5:59 pmC-O-U-N-T-D-O-W-N to the tree lighting

6:00 pm – Tree lighting

Until 7:00 pm – Bonfires and music continue along with horse drawn trolley rides.

For more information to to or call 763-421-7130



Saturdays, November 30, December 14, December 21  from 12 pm – 3 pm Santa will be walking around town handing out treats. (Candy canes provided by Two Scoops).


Saturday, December 15th from 8am – Noon

Join Santa at the Anoka Masonic Lodge: 1900 3rd Ave. S. Anoka Pancake Breakfast. More information at 



A 1940’S Radio Christmas CarolNovember 22 – December 22
A Kat Perkins Christmas – December 18 at 7:30p.m.


Hometown Holiday Events – on December 7th

10K Brewing: Ugly Sweater Bus Tour Sign Up

Antiques on Main: 15% – 50% o regular price merchandise.

A Bushel and A Peck-North: Holiday Treats.

Anoka Yoga and Wellness: Free Christmas Tea! Visit Anoka Yoga and Wellness and receive a free bag of tea.

Chema Malu: Holiday Open House – Join us for a variety of locally made gifts, DIY Bars, $5 Earrings and Drawings.

G’s Café: Featuring Apple Fritter French Toast.

Jenson’s / I.Appeal: Spin the Wheel 12–5pm. Make a purchase and spin to win great gifts.

Lillian’s of Anoka: Treats and Hot Tea. Candy Canes for kids. $5 off purchase of $40 or more.

Lyric Arts: A 1940’s Radio Christmas Carol at 2:00 and 7:30

Otter Lane Bookshop: Story time with a Christmas Book at 10:30 am. Make a Christmas card to bring home or leave and Otter Lane will donate to the Senior Center. (11am – 3pm)

Paddywac’s: 20% off Christmas décor.

Rustic and Refined: Drawing for $100 gift card and give away an ornament every hour to one lucky customer.

Selah Salon: Hot Cocoa bar and treats!



Chema Malu: Beautiful variety of design by Z Bracelets for ONLY $8 + Mention this ad for  FREE earrings! (No purchase necessary)
Jenson’s / I.Appeal: Free gift wrapping!
Lillian’s of Anoka: Free gift wrapping with purchase. 
Otter Lane Bookshop: Book donation for NICU-Premie reads, 35% off donated book – selected titles.
Paddywac’s: Every Saturday Dec 7 – 21: Coffee & Treats.
Peterson Shoes:  Free Christmas gift wrapping.
Rustic and Refined: 20% off select products each day.


November 29

10K Brewing: Live Music: The Off Nites, 7 pm
A Bushel and A Peck-North: First 100 in store get 30% off regular priced merchandise.
Lillian’s of Anoka: Sweaters, wraps & ponchos under $30. $10.00 Christmas items.
Paddywac’s: 20% off Chalk Paint, 25% off everyday items (non-holiday or furniture).
Revel: Draw your discount: 5% – 20% off.

November 29-30

A Bushel and A Peck-North: Specials, Drawings & Gift with purchase.
Anoka Yoga and Wellness: All yoga classes $5. Walk-ins welcome.
Peterson Shoes: Mukluk cabin socks $9.99. (reg. $19.99) while supplies last; 15% off Smartwool socks; 20% off Osgood Marley Leather Handbags; 25% off apparel.

November 30

Appleberry’s Attic: Small biz walk-in workshop 1am-4pm.
Chema Malu:  Swag Bags for the first 20 customers + diffuZer bracelets are B1G1 50% off.
Dan Gould Jewelers: Nov 30 – Dec 24 25% off, excluding Pandora.
Jensons’s / I.Appeal: 20% off everything + treats.
Lillian’s of Anoka: $10 under small goods; $8.99 scarves, hats, mittens, Christmas lounge wear; $30 slippers; Swag Bags to the 1st 20 customers.
Paddywac’s: Coffee & treats; 25% off everyday items; 20% off chalk paint.
Revel: 60+ samples of gourmet food.
Yarn Tales 1: 30% off Kits and regularly priced yarn from 8-9am.

December 5-6

5: Appleberry’s Attic: Christmas craft nights 5-9pm at Courtyards fo Andover. Open shopping 5 pm – 7 pm / Guided crafting 7pm – 9 pm. Event tickets on sale at website.
6: Jenson’s/I. Appeal:
1/2 off Jewelry.
6: Paddywac;s:
Decorate a Holiday Mantel demo 11:30am & 3pm.

December 11-13

11-14: Lillians of Anoka: 20% off regular priced merchandise.
12: Paddywac’s:
Shop & Sip 5-6:30pm. Bring a friend and a beverage. 30% off Christmas décor from 5-6:30.
12-13: Appleberry;s Attic:
Walk-in workshops.
13: 10K Brewing:
Live Music: Betty Danger 7pm.
13: Jenson’s/I.Appeal:
Extra 20% off sale merchandise.

December 14

Appleberry’s Attic: Cookies & Crafts with Santa 11 am – 4 pm.
Chema Malu:
FREE diffuZer bracelet with $75 purchase.
30% off Christmas décor.

December 15-16

15: Appleberry’s Attic: Boards & Brew at 10K Brewing 1 – 3:30pm.
16-21: Selah Salon:
20% off all products.

December 18-19

18: 10K Brewing: Free Trivia Mafia 7 pm.
18: Lyric Arts: A Kat Perkins Christmas 7:30 pm.
18-22: Lyric Arts: A 1940’s Radio Christmas Carol.
19: Lillian’s of Anoka: Free gift with purchase.

December 20

10K Brewing: Free Comedy Show 8:30 pm.
Appleberry’s Attic: Holiday Floral Arrangements at our studio 6:30 – 8:30 pm.
Jenson’s / I. Appeal: Accessories! 20% off scarves, gloves, belts, etc.
Paddywac’s: Create a Holiday Tablescape demo 11 am & 3 pm, 20% off Christmas décor.

December 21


10 am – 4 pm at Main Street Square Mall
Meet Santa & Mrs. Claus.
Bring a non-perishable food item.

Supported by G’s Cafe, Revel, Yarn Tales 1
Chema Malu:
Free Earrings with purchase.
Otter Lane Book Shop:
Book Christmas Story time with special guest.
40% off Christmas décor.
Throughout the Season: Flash Sale items, BOGO items, Follow us on Instagram & Facebook for specials.

December 22-24

22: Antiques on Main: Storewide Sale 15% – 50% off!
24: Anoka Yoga & Wellness:
Candlelight Christmas Yoga 9:30 am -10:45 am. Beginner’s level yoga with Christmas lights and candles.


Promotion Participants

10K Brewing
The BIG White House
A Bushel and A Peck-North
Anoka Yoga and Wellness
Antiques on Main
Appleberry’s Attic
Dan Gould Jewelers
Chema Malu
G’s Café
Lillians of Anoka
Lyric Arts Main Street Stage
Otter Lane Book Shop
Peterson Shoes
Redmann’s Flooring & Design
Rustic & Refined
Selah Salon
Yarn Tales

Thank you for Shopping Local! 


Over the River Photo Gallery