Packed with unique shops, delicious food, skilled artists and friendly people, Ravenswood is a delightful place to explore this season for those seeking thoughtful, out-of-the-ordinary gifts. The Greater Ravenswood Chamber is encouraging everyone to shop small over the holidays by making it simple, fun and rewarding to support our favorite local businesses. We’re looking forward to another magical Small Business Saturday in Ravenswood!
Holly Jolly Trolley
We’re excited to bring back one of Ravenswood’s favorite holiday traditions— the Small Business Saturday Holly Jolly Trolley!
Our trolleys will be making multiple stops in and around the neighborhood, connecting you to hundreds of incredible small businesses without any stress about parking! No tickets are necessary and riders of all ages are welcome aboard.
Trolley Stops are located along Montrose, Lincoln, Damen, Foster, Clark, Lawrence, and Ravenswood. List of stops coming soon!
Holiday Events and Promotions
Each year, the GRCC publishes a Ravenswood Gift Guide. We also publish details on the best sales, promotions and events taking place around Ravenswood on Small Business Saturday on our blog under “Community News”, shared via our newsletter, and be posted here!
Unwrap Ravenswood Rewards Program
Boundaries: Clark St West to Damen, and Foster Ave South to Irving Park
Ravenswood Rewards Application: COMING SOON!
Our popular winter Ravenswood Rewards program invites shoppers to Unwrap Ravenswood. From Black Friday through Christmas Eve, shoppers that spend $300 between a minimum of 3 qualifying local businesses will receive $75 in gift cards to local stores and restaurants!
Unwrap Ravenswood Rewards Program Rules
- Download the Application (PDF) – COMING SOON!
- Holiday Shoppers that spend a total of $300 within the above boundaries on retail products, dining, gift certificates, or services will be eligible to receive a rebate of $75 in the form of 3 $25 gift cards to Ravenswood businesses.
- Shoppers must complete and send in a Holiday Shopper Rewards Form (found above) with qualifying receipts.
- Shoppers must collect receipts from a minimum of 3 businesses and deliver a copy of those receipts to the Chamber of Commerce once they spend the minimum of $300 collectively.
- A minimum of $25, before tax and gratuity, must be spent at a qualifying business for a receipt to be included in the total. A maximum of $100 can be utilized for groceries and/or liquor. Medications or memberships are not allowed to be included in total.
- Ineligible purchases include but are not limited to memberships, medication, legal or accounting services, postage, automobile repairs, business-to-business purchases and gasoline.
- Copies of receipts must be mailed to the Chamber of Commerce office (1770 W. Berteau Avenue, Suite 101 Chicago IL 60613) with a completed Ravenswood Rewards form.
- All copies of receipts should be submitted with a completed Shopper Rewards Form, including name, return address, phone number, email address and zip code.
- Rewards in the form of 3 $25 gift certificates to Ravenswood business will be distributed to the first 100 qualifying shoppers who submit a completed form. Limit one submission per household. Gift cards will be randomly selected.
- Copies of receipts and a completed form must be submitted by Monday, January 10, 2022.
- No gift receipts allowed. Receipts will not be returned.
Elf on a Shelf Holiday Contest
2020 promotion dates TBD.
Ever popular, our “Elf on the Shelf” social media scavenger hunt is home for the holidays! If you’re not familiar, the Elf on the Shelf is a doll which moves around the house leading up to Christmas, watching to see if kids have been good and reporting back to Santa. This holiday season, Patty the Elf will return to bounce around the shops and restaurants of Ravenswood!
Patty, our Elf on the Shelf, is a sneaky gal. Throughout December, she’ll show up in photos on our Facebook and Instagram accounts hanging out in different neighborhood businesses. Be one of the first 5 to respond on social media with a correct guess of Patty’s location and you’ll be entered into our Grand Prize Drawing for a Ravenswood tote filled with gifts and gift cards to local shops and restaurants!