February 2021
This February, enjoy the return of North Shore Restaurant Month: Takeout Edition, Valentine's Day gifts, dinner and activities, Evanston's Winter Games, Winter Wonderland at Canal Shores, cozy activities and more!
North Shore Restaurant Month: Takeout Edition
Every February we’ve celebrated North Shore Restaurant Month with over 100 restaurants offering discounts. This year, the celebration of our local restaurants continues, but we’re focusing on all the wonderful take-out options!
MANDELA: Struggle for Freedom
See how this anti-apartheid leader rose from prisoner to president. OPEN FEBRUARY 20 at Illinois Holocaust Museum.
Evanston Winter Games
Get outside and go for the GOLD – the inaugural Evanston Winter Games have begun! Come explore a variety of winter activities, promotions and shopping challenges to win a variety of prizes while supporting local businesses. Download the Eventzee app and you’ll be ready to play. Search for Evanston Winter Games.
Micro Weddings at Graduate Evanston
For your big day and all the celebrations surrounding it, Graduate Evanston is the perfect spot for tying the knot.
Mandela: Struggle for Freedom
Mandela: Struggle for Freedom traces the history of the fight against apartheid in South Africa, with Nelson Mandela as one of its central figures. With immersive environments, Mandela promotes human rights with a message: all people deserve to be treated with dignity and respect. See it from Feb. 20, 2021 - Sep. 12, 2021 at the Illinois Holocaust Museum.
Explore a variety of winter activities, promotions and shop local challenges in Evanston!
The inaugural Evanston Winter Games are running throughout February—individuals, families, and organizations can play, win prizes and support local businesses. 
Share the Love!
If you’re wondering how to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year, we’ve got you covered! Discover our top picks for flowers, gifts, jewelry, candy, dining, activities and more! There’s definitely no shortage of LOVEly ways to show someone how much you care.
Valentine’s Day Package at the Westin Chicago North Shore
Includes $50 credit to Saranello’s Ristorante, Champagne, & Chocolate Amenity. $139 or upgrade to a Suite. Book your corporate rate for Valentine's Day Package For Suite Upgrades, email: pam.lindahl@westinnorthshore.com or call (847)-777-6500
Evanston Hygge Fest
The Danish expression, Hygge, is an attitude towards life that emphasizes finding joy in everyday moments – and, we can certainly use more of those! To promote coziness, mindfulness and overall well-being, downtown Evanston has organized virtual Hygge events with local businesses including beading, wine tastings, knitting lessons, candle-making, baking and more!
Follow Your Heart on Central
Let's share the love with Central Street businesses throughout February. Pick up a passport to enjoy 10% off at all participating businesses in February. 
Hot Chocolate Lovers Unite
Are you a hot chocolate fan? Do you like it plain and simple or do you prefer marshmallows or whipped cream on top? What about adding peppermint, caramel or cinnamon? Have you tried it with a scoop of peanut butter or Nutella? Our latest blog features many options!
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