Special Events


dna-logo-no-squares-01The Downtown Neighborhood Association of Elgin, IL (DNA)
plans many events and happenings in downtown Elgin.

Upcoming 2016 DNA Events:

Saturday, October 22, 6pm – 11pm:  The DNA will be selling “blinky things” at the City of Elgin’s Nightmare on Chicago Street (NOCS)! We will have dreadlocks, mohawks, rings, teeth… all sorts of items to add to your costume or to be your costume!
Leading up to this, we are selling NOCS tickets at the reduced rate of $12/person, so order them fast before they are gone!

For more information, call the DNA at 847.488.1456 or email us at info@downtownElgin.com.

Thursday, November 3, 2:30pm: Downtown Elgin Business Owners Meetings at the DNA, 10 N. Spring Street, downtown Elgin. These monthly meetings are tailored for Elgin’s central business district’s business owners. These meetings are a great resource to learn what’s happening in downtown Elgin, such as updates on the progress of the Tower Building, events that could positively impact your business and construction improvements that will be taking place throughout the year. We hope you can join us. RSVP at info@downtownElgin.com or 847.488.1456. (Check the  DNA Facebook page for meeting updates).

Thursday, November 10, 7:30am – 4pm: The DNA will be hosting a Small Business Saturday Kick-off Open House for the Downtown Elgin Business Owners. Stop by to say hello, learn more about Small Business Saturday and to enjoy some fresh baked goods and other treats! DNA Members will receive a bag of Small Business Saturday swag, which, in the past, has included SBS mats, signage, canvas bags, and a lot more SBS stuff!

Saturday, November 26, 10am: Small Business Saturday in downtown Elgin! The DNA LOVES our DBOs – Downtown Business Owners! And this year, we want everyone to participate in Small Business Saturday, which takes place on Saturday, November 26, 2016 (in between Black Friday and Cyber Monday), all day!
Don’t forget ~

  • Downtown businesses offer quality and selection that the big box stores can’t.
  • Downtown restaurants offer the flavors and atmosphere that only a unique restaurant can offer.

Saturday, December 3, 3pm – 7pm: It’s time for that holiday favorite ~ Winter Wonderland, where downtown Elgin turns into a magical and festive place to be!  Be sure to SAVE-THE-DATE and celebrate the holidays like never before in downtown Elgin with this year’s Winter Wonderland event. Join us for this fun-filled day on Saturday, December 3rd, as the town embraces the holiday season!

>> Sleigh Rides with Long Eared Livery Service
>> Operation Gratitude Letter Writing
>> Letter’s to Santa
>> City of Elgin Official Tree Lighting Ceremony
>> Meet and Greet with Dasher and Prancer
>> Pictures with Santa
>> Storytime with Mrs. Clause
>> Holiday Market

**If you are interested in joining us as a vendor – Please contact info@downtownelgin.com or call (847) 488-1456.**

(More information coming soon)

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To receive all the up-to-date information,
please check out our DNA Facebook page.

And to learn about even more that is happening in
Elgin’s Central Business District,
visit our downtown Elgin events calendar, and customize it to your liking!

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For more information on any of our events,
contact Heather Muñiz, DNA Events Coordinator,
at 847.488.1456 or at hmuniz@downtownElgin.com.