BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (WMBD) — The First Friday in December is bringing holiday cheer to those in Bloomington-Normal. Samantha Mlot is a downtown development specialist with the city of Bloomington. She says the team has been COVID-19 conscious while planning events.
A virtual tree lighting will take place on Facebook Friday evening. If you tune in around 4:45 p.m. you can enjoy a performance by Nitsch Theatre Arts NFP! City leaders will light the tree up between 5-5:15 p.m.
The Season of Small passport shopping event is still in full swing. Shoppers obtain a “passport” from participating locations. Once a purchase is complete at a location, either a stamp or signature is received.
Participating businesses include:
McLean County Arts Center
Red Raccoon Games
Meltdown Creative Works
Alley Kats Antiques
Common Ground Natural Foods
Main Gallery 404
Beck’s Family Florist
Vera & Buck Floral Studio
Hip Cat Music School
The Little Art School
Cruisin’ with Lincoln on 66 Vistors Center and Gift Shop
Timothy Kent Gallery & Framing
Specs Around Town
Crossroads Handcrafts of the World
Fox and Hound Hair Studio & Day Spa
The Copy Shop
The Mystic Kitchen & Tasting Room
Inside Out Accessible Art
Von Champs Boutique
The Yarn Garden
Ivy Lane Bakery
Season of Small ends Dec. 24.
Downtown Bloomington’s Farmer’s Market is hosting a holiday market on Dec. 19. Online ordering and curbside pick up are not available.
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