Come home for the holidays.
No matter where you’re from.
This holiday season…
REGISTER TO WIN a $250 ANOKA SHOPPING SPREE!
Visit participating merchants (listed below) and register to win one of TWO Grand Prizes…
…$250 WORTH OF ANOKA BUCKS!
Or, win a weekly prize valued at $50 or more! Winners drawn every Friday. Special thanks to all participating merchants.
SCHEDULE of EVENTS
SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY – Saturday, November 24th
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 – TBD
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 1, 2018
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 ToysForJoyMN.com
Merchant events and promotions:
SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN! – TBD
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 – TBD
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 – TBD
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.
DAILY MERCHANT EVENTS
Throughout the SEASON
THANK YOU TO OUR PARTICIPATING MERCHANTS
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