EXPERIENCE the REAL CHICAGO THIS YEAR!
EAT, DRINK & BUY LOCAL!
Thank you for joining us to build a new Chicago tradition that strengthens our economy, expands employment, nurtures a sense of community, and provides a more relaxed, fun, and rewarding holiday experience. As customers, we spend a large portion of our annual shopping budget in November and December and by making it a habit to direct a portion of those dollars to locally owned businesses, we can build a more prosperous Chicago.
Many Chicago citizens took "The Pledge" to shift a small percentage of their holiday shopping dollars to locally owned stores, restaurants and entertainment establishments and together we kept millions of dollars in Chicago. Based on studies of similar efforts, it is likely that we generated 2-3 times as much economic activity in our community than if we had spent our money at a national chain.
Chicago is a city of vibrant neighborhoods rich with character. By shopping local year-round, you experience Chicago's unique flavors and textures while supporting our city's local living economy.
Thanks to our Partners and Sponsors