The 16th annual East Village Promenade begins Friday night.
After a long spring and summer of construction, the new parking ramp at East 2nd Street and East Grand Avenue is now open and motorists can park for free from 4 pm to midnight during the Holiday Promenade.
Promenade night officially begins at 5:30, with free horse-drawn trolley rides around the neighborhood offered until 7:30.
Come early: Santa Claus will visit the Brenton Skating Plaza around 6 pm to light the big Christmas tree, and the skating rink will open for the winter. (From 7-8 pm, Santa will be across the street from us at the LifeServe Blood Center). Groups of carolers and dancers will perform around the neighborhood throughout the evening, indoors and out.
Stay late: AllSpice, and most of our neighbors’ shops, salons, and restaurants will stay open late for Promenade. Many of the participating locations will have holiday treats, festive music, and special promotions. We’ll be sampling our renowned Triple-Ginger Cookies and toasty Mulled Apple Cider throughout the evening at AllSpice.
Come join us Friday evening, and throughout the weekend, as we celebrate the start of the festive season!