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Holiday Shopping in BN

Shopping for the holidays can be stressful. Don’t panic! We’ve created a list of places to help you navigate the holiday shopping madness and choose the perfect gift for your friends and family.

Holiday Open House
November 11
11 am – 3pm

Santa & Mrs. Claus will be visiting Uptown businesses, taking pictures and spreading cheer while holiday choirs fill the air with festive music. Free carriage rides will be available from 11am-3pm. Enjoy great sales from participating Uptown businesses!


Third Sunday Market Holiday Show
November 12
8 am – 4 pm

Whether you are looking for the unique one-of-a-kind gift or just want to add to your own collection, Third Sunday Market is the place to treasure hunt! This indoor/outdoor sale features over 450 dealers.


Small Business Saturday
November 25
Downtown Bloomington: 10 am – 4 pm
Uptown Normal: 11 am – 3 pm

Shops in Downtown Bloomington and Uptown Normal are showing their appreciation for their loyal customers that shop small! Participating businesses will be featuring deals and sales on store items.


Building Lives Christmas Gift Sale
November 29 – December 2
Wednesday-Friday: 8 am – 7 pm
Saturday: 8 am – 4 pm

Admission is free for this event, which sells everything from fashion and jewelry to cookbooks and kids’ toys. All of the proceeds from the sale go towards assisting homeless veterans and their families.

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