Morris Downtown Development
Fun, Friends, Shopping and Dining!
Downtown Morris, IL

Upcoming Events

For Additional Morris Events, Visit shopmorrisil.com and grundychamber.com

Festival of Trees

Festival of Trees

November 05, 2020 - November 29, 2020

Grundy County Historical Society and Museum – 510 W. Illinois Avenue

The museum will be open for bids on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10:00am – 3:00pm, and Sundays Noon – 3:00pm.

All auction items and bidding are also available at https://richardaolson.wordpress.com/

Holiday Open Houses

November 06, 2020 - December 13, 2020

Visit your favorite downtown businesses and begin your holiday shopping NOW!

This event sponsored by the Morris Retail Association.
www.ShopMorrisIL.com

3 French Hens Holiday Market

November 14, 2020 - November 14, 2020

Jennifer’s Garden – 555 Gore Road

Shop the market and continue your holiday shopping in downtown Morris!

Kris Kringle Style Market

November 21, 2020 - November 21, 2020

In front of your favorite stores from 10:00am-7:00pm.  Musicians strolling the streets and more!

This event is sponsored by the Morris Retail Association www.ShopMorrisIL.com

Home for the Holidays

Home for the Holidays

November 27, 2020 - November 29, 2020

Downtown events are looking a little different this year, and Home For The Holidays is no exception. Although you will see some changes in this year’s festivities, we are thrilled to be able to safely bring many holiday activities to downtown Morris.

Monday, November 23 – Friday November 27 – Lantern Making
Pick up a lantern making kit at participating downtown stores! Kids can decorate their lanterns at home and bring them downtown while enjoying holiday events. (While supplies last)

Friday, November 27

Friday 27 – Thursday, December 3 – Community Tree Decorating Contest
Create a beautiful ornament to help decorate the large evergreen on the Grundy County Courthouse lawn. Be sure to include your name and phone number on the ornament. On December 3, we will select the most creative ornament and award a gift basket of sweets from The Sweet Tooth!

Window Walk – Downtown Morris
Stroll downtown Morris’ beautiful holiday window displays while participating in the Window Walk Contest. Search store windows for the items listed on a clue sheet and submit completed sheets at a participating store by November 29. Six winners will be drawn for $100 gift certificates! Be one of the first downtown, and pick up your Window Walk cloth bag FULL of offers from your favorite stores & restaurants! Most businesses will be open late.

November 27 – December 11
Virtual Christmas House Walk
Although an in-person house walk isn’t feasible this year, let’s take this opportunity to share our homes virtually! Share a photo of your tree, your favorite room or your entire house! Have you purchased décor from one of our great downtown businesses, or a local maker? Be sure to tag them! Visit https://www.facebook.com/homefortheholidaysmorrisil and find the virtual house walk under “Events”.

Festival of Trees – Continues

Friday 27 – Thursday, December 31 – Make Some Music Photo Opportunity and Contest – Grundy County Courthouse Lawn
Join the large image of carolers for great photo opportunity. Feel free to add a tune, or bring your own instrument. Post your photo on social media with #homefortheholidaymorrisil for a chance to win a $25.00 Grundy County Chamber gift certificate.

3:00pm – 7:00pm – Horse Drawn Carriage Rides – In front of the Grundy County Courthouse. To allow for social distancing, registration will be required. Register at homefortheholidaysmorris.com
beginning on November 1st.

5:30pm – 6:30pm Drive-Through Holiday Parade – Franklin Street from North St. to Washington St. Jump in your car, put on some holiday music, and see the stationary parade from the comfort of your car. Enjoy floats, decorated vehicles, your favorite characters, Santa and more! Enter the parade route from the west at North Street only. Participants must also exit the parade route to the west. Attendees must remain in their vehicles at all times.

Saturday, November 28:

Window Walk – Continues

Community Tree Decorating Contest – Continues

Festival of Trees – continues

Make Some Music Photo Opportunity and Contest – Continues

10:00 am – Noon – Santa and His Reindeer – Grundy County Courthouse Lawn. Bring your camera for this great photo opportunity! To allow for social distancing, registration will be required. Register at homefortheholidaysmorris.com beginning November 1st.

10:00 am – Noon – Hot Chocolate and Cookies – Grundy County Courthouse Lawn. Compliments of Streator Onized Credit Union.

Sunday, November 29

Window Walk – Continues

Community Tree Decorating Contest – Continues

Make Some Music Photo Opportunity and Contest – Continues

Kris Kringle Shopping Event
Montage Wine Bar and Spirits – 307 Liberty – 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Multiple vendors will be displaying their holiday wares. Charcuterie demonstration at 3:00pm. Holiday inspired drinks will be available while you shop.

For additional information, visit https://www.facebook.com/pg/homefortheholidaysmorrisil/events/ or

Please note that masks are required at all activities.

All activities may be modified or cancelled based on the status of COVID 19

Window Walk

Window Walk

November 27, 2020 - November 29, 2020

Stroll downtown Morris’ beautiful holiday window displays while participating in the Window Walk Contest. Search store windows for the items listed on a clue sheet and submit completed sheets at a participating store by November 29. Six winners will be drawn for $100 gift certificates!  Be one of the first downtown, and pick up your Window Walk cloth bag FULL of offers from your favorite stores & restaurants!  Most businesses will be open late.

This event is sponsored by the Morris Retail Association.  For additional information, visit www.ShopMorrisIL.com

 

Grundy Bank's Holiday Lights Contest

November 27, 2020 - December 17, 2020

Registration begins November 27.  For more information visit www.grundybank.com or register via email to [email protected]

Midnight in Morris

December 04, 2020 - December 04, 2020

12:00 pm – Midnight

Celebrate the season and shop in beautiful Downtown Morris. Downtown retailers stay open until midnight and offer great specials throughout the night. Take in all the spectacular lights and decorations as you stroll in the brisk winter air. Enjoy the sounds of the season as Christmas carols float through the streets of downtown Morris. Midnight in Morris – it’s a great way to start the holiday season!

This event is sponsored by the Morris Retail Association www.ShopMorrisIL.com

Peppermint Bear Scavenger Hunt

December 12, 2020 - December 13, 2020

Bring the kids to search participating stores for adorable stuffed bears! Be sure to have your form stamped and submitted to a participating store by December 13th.  Thirty-two names will be drawn to receive a stuffed bear!

This event is sponsored by the Morris Retail Association www.ShopMorrisIL.com

An Evening with Santa

An Evening with Santa

December 19, 2020 - December 19, 2020

4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Canal Port Plaza

4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Visit with Santa and your favorite characters while enjoying the music of Tony DeBlois!

For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/santaclausiscomingtomorris/

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