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Come Early, Stay Late: East Village Promenade 2017

AllSpice-Holidays-2017Stop down to the East Village this Friday, November 17, for the official beginning of the 2017 holiday season!

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.

AllSpice-Holidays-2017-Anna-greeneryCome 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!


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Upcoming East Village Events: Spooky Paws and Holiday Promenade

Mark your calendars! Some of our favorite East Village neighborhood traditions are happening over the next several weeks:


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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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