To kick off the holiday season, Riverside establishments will be opening their doors and inviting everyone for meet and greets and special happenings on November 24th! A number of fun and festive events will take place throughout the day along Queen Street east from the DVP to Empire Ave, culminating in Light Up Riverside tree lighting and cheer event (5-7pm, 791 Queen E).
Here are some of the special happenings in store – keep checking back – we’re adding more daily to this live blog as we count down the days!
Saturday is also the first day of the Riverside Window Wonderland Contest! Start snapping & sharing your pics for a bigger chance to win!
SWITCHBACK CYCLERY – 651 Queen St E: Get rolling on your holiday shopping! 20% off safety and security items for the cycle enthusiast in your life – including bells, helmets, lights and locks. Bikes from 10-25%. Join us for light refreshments while you browse!
QUINCE FLOWERS – 660 Queen St E: Flower Day! Purchase a $100 Floral Gift Card for just $80
CRY IF I WANT TO – 696 Queen St E: Come by to buy packaging for gift wrapping, cards, custom stationery (on order) as well as offering gift wrapping services.
EASTBOUND BREWING CO – 700 Queen St E: Enjoy a “Crafts & Crafts” Fair inside!
DIMENSIONS CUSTOM FRAMING & GALLERY – 732 Queen St E: Light refreshments and a draw to win $100 toward custom framing. No purchase necessary, just pop by and fill out a ballot!
DRESDEN VISION – 733 Queen St E: Mulled wine and Traditional German cookies… do I need to say anything else for you to pop up there?
OPERA HOUSE GRILL – 735 Queen St E – from 12pm-6pm, purchase any entree and receive a free mini-soup! (Plus come out to Light Up Riverside from 5-7pm and get a comp taste of Chris’ famous chicken noodle – great for kids of all ages!)
BUTCHERS OF DISTINCTION – 738 Queen St E: enjoy a bowl of house-made beef chilli and rice for $5 between 12pm-5pm.
RIVERDALE TRADING CO – 760 Queen St E: Take 30% of vinyl purchase (all vinyl under $80 sticker price) and 20% purchase of pipes (excluding bongs) all weekend long beginning Friday, Nov 23rd and rolling through Sunday, Nov 25th!
SAULTER STREET BREWERY – 31 Saulter St, #1: New to the world of beer? Too many different styles and have no idea which one to get? Check them out to try on different beer samples for free!
ARTS MARKET – 790 Queen St E: Get some holiday shopping checked off of your list! Come by our Riverside location to enjoy shopping from local artisans with free gift wrapping available for Arts Market purchases!