FAIRBURY, IL – That elite group of shops and businesses, aka “The Specialty Shops of Fairbury”, has a line up of events for the Holidays that will add some “stretch” to your shopping adventures. Starting with Friday, November 27th, and going through Saturday, the 28th, they have “Black Friday” and “Small Biz Saturday” – gives us a bit of local pzazz for our post Thanksgiving energy and all kinds of merchandising, dining and personal services to satisfy our shopping needs and, it’s right here in the friendly confines.
Then, come Saturday, December 5th, it’s Christmas Parade Day in Fairbury and our Local Entrepreneurs are coinciding with a Christmas Open House event – gives you places to go, for your things to buy, both before and after the parade as well as some good “eateries” along the way – you can make a day out of it, catch the parade, grab some lunch or a treat, do your shopping, and maybe finish off with dinner before heading back to the ranch. Updated reports have confirmed that Santa is taking time out from his busy schedule and will be making an appearance at the parade festivities. And, he’ll be available for the kids once he’s finished the parade route but also, he’s got another visit set for the following Monday (see below).
Continuing this cluster of days with shopping flexibility we come to Monday, December 7th, and our Shops are continuing their program of “Shop Late Monday” – many of them will be open until 7:00 pm and Dave’s Supermarket will be open until 9:00 pm which, is their regular time throughout the week. As pointed out above, we have our friend Santa returning to Fairbury and he will be greeting and taking requests at Meyer’s Gifts & Services up on Fairbury’s Main Street so stop in and say “hello” to the Man in Red!
All of these businesses will have their own “in store” bargains, specials, discounts, and more so make sure you check them out.
Here’s a listing of our places to go and people to know and a bit about what they’ve got for you:
Antiques & Uniques 105 W Locust
December 5th – 15% off of red and green items
Country Cupboard 24470 E 800 N Rd (Rte 24 east of Fairbury)
December 5th – Open House Specials – Christmas Cookies, Deli & Snack Mix Sale, Gift Baskets & more
December 2nd thru the 5th – 4-Day Sale with prices that are bound to please – WOW!
Fairbury Furniture 100 W Locust
Furniture for every room
Heart’s Desire Antiques & Accents 805 E Oak
Lots of in-store specials
Kilgus Farmstead Country Store 21471 E 670 N Rd (First St. south of Fairbury)
December 5th – Open House Specials on white milk, flavored teas, coffee, lotions, soaps, & room sprays
Lost Arts 200 E Locust
Crafting supplies, gifts, and things to go with
Meyers Gifts & Services 122 W Locust
Lots of unique ideas for special interests and household comfort
Remember – Santa will be on board here Monday the 7th
Once ‘n Again 118 W Locust
November 24th thru the 28th – 4-Day Sale, bargains galore
Serendipity Cards & Gifts 116 E Locust
20% off of Boxed Christmas Cards ($9.99 and over)
The Spotted Owl 301 W Oak
November 27th & 28th – 10% off entire purchase
Now, about that lunch and/or dinner we were talking about (even got breakfast if you’re an early person) –
Benchwarmers Pub 103 W Locust
China Kitchen 108 W Locust
Dairy Queen 411 W Oak
Dave’s Supermarket 3rd St Deli 120 S Third
Lost in Time/Timeless Treats Bakery 200 E Locust
McDonald’s Family Restaurant 512 E Oak
You can eat in house or, get it to go – they’ll all accommodate you.
There it is Folks – end of November, early part of December – ways to make your life easier and get it done with some fun! Go do it!