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Second Annual Shhhh…opping Highland Park Extravaganza Transforms Streets of Downtown Into Winter Wonderland


HIGHLAND PARK, IL (DECEMBER 8-10, 2011) – Shhhhhh…opping Highland Park will once again transform the streets of downtown Highland Park into a winter wonderland with a three day festival of family fun and shopping to create a nostalgic holiday season atmosphere and encourage patronage of local shops. As a kick-off to the holiday season, shoppers are invited to come out to experience the truly unique shops, boutiques and restaurants on Thursday, December 8th and Friday, December 9th from 3-8pm and Saturday, December 10th from 10am-2pm.

Stroll the streets of downtown Highland Park while taking in intricate ice sculptures and warming up at open fires and roasting chestnut stations. The event will feature local talents such as Nutcracker dancers from North Shore School of Dance, live jazz ensembles, and holiday carolers. Attendees can enjoy FREE horse-drawn carriage rides, visit with real live reindeer, face painters, caricature artists and taste decadent treats such as French crepes, fire-roasted chestnuts, Garrett’s famous caramel corn, hot cocoa, magical mixologist concoctions and more. Once it gets dark, spectacular light shows and holiday decorations will line the streets creating a memorable evening and a fabulous shopping experience.

With over 100 merchants, shoppers are encouraged to visit participating businesses for their in-store specials and a chance to win a $500 Shhhhhh…opping Spree, one of 10 pairs of Chicago Blackhawk 100 level tickets or 10% cash back for 20 shoppers. One raffle ticket will be awarded for every $25 purchase throughout the three day Shhhhhh…opping event.


Shhhhhh…opping Highland Park was developed to raise awareness of Highland Park’s unique and special enclave of community shops and boutiques … the North Shore’s “Mile of Style.” The unmatched selection and uniqueness of Downtown Highland Park shops, restaurants and artists creates an eclectic shopping, dining and entertainment experience that should not be missed! For more information on Shhhhhh…opping Highland Park, please contact Ilyse Strongin-Bombicino at 847.432.6000 or 312.285.7702, or email

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