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Getting ready for Holiday Promenade 2016

We are almost ready for this Friday night’s East Village Holiday Promenade!

We thought you might like to take a peek at what we’ve been up to the last several days:

First, AllSpice owners Rory and Andy stayed late, and put up decorations for the inside and the outside of the store:

Next, every AllSpice staffer pitched in and helped bake dozens (and dozens!) of our signature Triple Ginger Cookies to serve Friday evening. AllSpicer Eva, who is also a fine photographer, documented her cookie-baking Wednesday night:

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2016 East Village Promenade: November 18

2016-east-village-holiday-promenade-nov-18Mark your calendars, and plan to join us Friday, November 18, 2016, 5 – 9 pm, for the fifteenth annual Historic East Village Promenade!

Always held the Friday before Thanksgiving, Promenade is our official kickoff of the festive season in the East Village neighborhood.  Start the holiday season in style, and get a head start on treat-making (and gift-giving!).

Enjoy caroling, ice skating, sparkling holiday lights, festive surprises and an open house at your favorite neighborhood boutiques all evening long.

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Thanksgiving: Counting Down the Days

Eisenhower_carving_a_turkeyIt’s Thursday today, and we’ve got only one week until Thanksgiving.

Are you ready?

Let us walk you through your daily “To Do” Thanksgiving prep list as we count down the days to next Thursday.

Will you be traveling for the holiday or staying in town? Are you making dinner for immediate family or a few friends, or are you tasked with feeding a crowd? Or were you put in charge of bringing one special dish to share?

Planning ahead (and maybe taking a few thoughtful shortcuts) can save a lot of stress and worry as the big feast day looms closer and closer.

Here’s our “Final Countdown” to Thanksgiving – no magical skills required.

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The Perfect Date: November 20 (East Village Holiday Promenade)


Looking for the perfect date? We’ve got one in mind for you.

Free and easy. Low-key, but festive. Dressed up all fancy, but happy for you to come-as-you-are.

Are we talking about your mystery date?

Nope – even better, we’re talking about the East Village Holiday Promenade, coming up next Friday, November 20, from 5 – 9 pm. We’re kicking off the winter holidays with Promenade, our neighborhood-wide celebration! East Village shops will be open late, and the Brenton Skating Plaza opens for the season.

Promenade-poster-2015With festive decorations inside and out, dancers, singers, horse-drawn carriage rides and even a visit from Santa Claus, there’s something going on that will appeal to everyone.

It all starts at 5 pm with Santa Claus’ arrival at Brenton Plaza* ice rink from 5-6:30ish where he’ll light the Brenton Plaza tree at 6:10. (Santa will be across the street from AllSpice at the LifeServe Blood Center from 7pm onward).

Carriage rides, tap dancing, and cookies.

For the equestrian set, there will be horse-drawn trolley rides between 6-8:30 pm, picking up riders at East 5th and Walnut.

Dance performances and strolling choirs will pop up around the neighborhood throughout the evening.

Most East Village shops and restaurants will be open late for Promenade, and many places (like us) are serving treats for our friends who stop by. As for us, AllSpice is serving a long-time customer favorite: triple ginger cookies along with spiced cider here at the store.

There’s even a social media Promenade photo contest. Share and tag your Promenade photos on social media with #HEVPromenade for a chance to win prizes.

Up-to-the-moment news and information about Promenade are on the East Village’s Facebook event page.

*Even at holiday time – perhaps especially at holiday time – food insecurity is an issue in our community. If you can, bring a donation for the food bank. You can drop it off at Brenton Plaza.

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East Village Holiday Promenade 2014: Looking Back


Well, the 2014 Holiday Promenade has come and gone, and once again, you, gentle readers, have completely outdone yourselves.

2014_promenade_2We were too busy to count, but we’ve been talking it over this morning, and all of us AllSpicers agree: this year we had a bigger turnout this year than ever before (can you imagine?!).

A thousand thanks to everyone who took the time to come down to the East Village last Friday night. It was wonderful to see so many of our favorite customers. It was a perfect kickoff to the holidays.

Your cheer and well wishes put us in a festive mood, and we’re excited to see what the season holds in store.

And speaking of the holiday season, we have expanded holiday hours at the shop, beginning today:

Monday – Thursday 10 am – 6 pm
Fridays 10 am – 8 pm
Saturday 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday 12 noon – 4 pm

Thanksgiving week hours:
Monday – Wednesday 10 am – 6 pm
Closed Thanksgiving Day
Black Friday 10 am – 8 pm

Christmas week hours:
Wednesday, December 24, 10 am – 2 pm
December 25 & 26, CLOSED

New Year’s Eve hours:
Wednesday, December 31, 10 am – 4 pm

And don’t forget! You can shop our online store, 24/7/365, at AllSpiceOnline.com!


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