Skip the Black Friday Crowds with Shopping Events in DeKalb County!


Kick off the holidays in downtown DeKalb beginning Thursday, November 20th! It’s the Annual Hollydays weekend, and the unique and charming shops downtown have something for everyone on your list!

It all begins with Girls Night Out on Thursday from 4:00 to 8:00pm. The event continues Friday, November 21st, from 10:00am to 5:00pm; Saturday, November 22nd, from 10:00am to 5:00pm; and Sunday, November 23rd from noon to 4:00pm

Get more information about this great weekend, including participating businesses.

DeKalb County Shop Small Saturday

DeKalb County will have its annual Shop Small® (in partnership with American Express™) on Saturday, November 29th. Come out and support community businesses by making your holiday purchases locally!

Moonlight Madness Sycamore-Block-Party

On Friday, November 21st from 6-8:30pm come to Sycamore for an evening full of activities for the entire family! Enjoy live holiday displays in the windows of downtown businesses as you get all your holiday shopping done a week early. Businesses will also be featuring special moonlight deals that you won’t want to miss! Learn more and start making that shopping list!

BONUS: What To Do This Week!

Ellwood House is now hosting tours of the historic mansion in all its Christmas finest! From November 15 to November 30, every Tuesday-Sunday, come at 1pm or 3pm (2pm tour available on Sunday) and walk through four floors of this gorgeous 1879 estate, all decked for the holidays. It all leads up to a holiday open house weekend event December 5-7.

Visit DeKalb County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau for more information and dates of other upcoming events, or call 877-335-2521 for assistance planning travel for groups and families.