November 2022

The fall frenzy continues this November. Pumpkins have been carved, candy eaten, and costumes have turned to cozy sweaters, it’s time to nestle into November. Spend time with friends and family to celebrate what you’re thankful for. Shop local for Small Business Saturday with flash sales and spectacular rewards. Don’t forget to head outside and enjoy the wonderful weather because the snow will be here all too soon!


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Oak Park's Shopper Rewards

November 1 - December 25, 2022

Save your receipts when you support a Downtown Oak Park business between November 1 and December 25. Pick up your Shopper’s Reward envelopes at participating businesses to keep track of collected receipts. Take-out & delivery receipts, online shopping email receipts, and gift certificates receipts are accepted. It has never been easier!

Location: Oak Park

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Hillside Veterans Day Parade

November 5, 2022

The 19th Annual Veterans Day Parade will start from the St. Domitilla Church parking lot and proceed south on Hillside Ave to Butterfield Road. East on Butterfield Rd to Wolf Rd. North on Wolf Rd. to Washington Street and west on Washington Street past the Hillside Veteran Memorial.

Location: Hillside Commons, Hillside

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Forest Park Fall Wine, Walk and Shop

November 5, 2022

Explore the unique shops and restaurants on Madison St at the Fall Wine Walk. Taste three wines at 16 locations and enjoy locally prepared small bites at taste locations and restaurants. Cost includes all tastings plus a free bottle of wine of your choice. Sign up for one of two check-in times: 12:30pm OR 1:30pm. 

Location: Forest Park
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Oak Park and River Forest Gangster Tour

November 6, 2022

The “There Goes The Neighbor Hood” tour focuses on gangster history in Oak Park and River Forest. Your guide, John Binder, will take you to visit exteriors of 13 houses that were once owned by major Chicago hoodlums. No walking is required on this luxury bus tour.

Location: Oak Park, River Forest

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Brookfield Zoo Reindeer Run

November 19, 2022

Grab your glow sticks and running shoes and join us on Saturday, November 19 for the Reindeer Run!  With a 2-mile course entirely within Brookfield Zoo, you and your family can "fun run" under the lights and be the first to see the lights of Holiday Magic! 

Location: Brookfield Zoo, Brookfield
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Pleasant Home for the Holidays

November 25-26, 2022

Welcome to a two-day celebration of the season in the fully-decorated Pleasant Home! Night one features a holiday concert, with drinks and light hors d'oeuvres available to purchase on event night. On night two, tour Pleasant Home when it's at its most magnificent - decorated for the holiday season! Light refreshments will be served as you're treated to a guided tour by our wonderful team of docents.

Location: Pleasant Home, Oak Park

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Holiday Magic at Brookfield Zoo

November 25 - December 31, 2022

Bright Lights.  Magical Nights.  Holiday Magic. Now in their 41st year, get ready to visit Chicagoland’s longest-running lights festival featuring over two million twinkling LED lights!

Location: Brookfield Zoo, Brookfield

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La Grange Flash Sale

November 26, 2022

Celebrate big at small businesses with fantastic, limited time offers at plenty of your favorite local spots on Small Business Saturday. What a great way to kick off your shopping for the holidays! You'll be able to shop and save from 10am - 3pm!

Location: La Grange

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