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Welcome to Whoville!
Tecumseh’s Holiday Open House/Streetscape Lighting Ceremony

November 13th & 14th, 2020
Open House Hours: Friday 10 am - 9 pm 
      Candlelight Shopping: Friday 6 - 9 pm
      Downtown Streetscape Lighting at 7:00 pm
Open House Hours: Saturday 10 am - 5 pm

Click here for the Schedule of Events and List of Participating Merchants

Click here for a pdf of the 17th Annual Recipe Walk

Welcome to Whoville! This year's theme centers around "Whoville" including a fun window decoration contest among the merchants. Stop by to see the windows and vote for your favorite.  Explore each store for the "Find the Grinch Scavenger Hunt" activity at each participating merchant. The Grinch will appear Downtown from 10 am to 11:30 am on Saturday. Stop by and take a photo!  Revel in the spirit of the holiday season as your favorite Tecumseh stores kick off a holiday tradition, during our annual Holiday Open House. Join our merchants as they unveil their holiday finery with your gift giving in mind. Choose from a fantastic selection of specials and savings, as every shop prepares for the holiday season.

Downtown merchants will again have the ever popular 17th Annual Recipe Walk. Recipe cards will be available beginning Friday at 10 am for you to collect. 

Make sure to be downtown on Friday evening at 6 pm when luminaries light up the streets for the candlelight shopping experience. 7:00 pm is the magical time when we add a holiday glow to Chicago Boulevard and light up the downtown streetscape for the season. Come join us for this special two-day holiday event. The St. Elizabeth Ensemble will add to the ambiance by singing Christmas carols during the evening.

The Carnegie Studios at 304 West Chicago Blvd. will be open Saturday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm. Be sure to stop by to see the one of a kind holiday gift ideas they have to offer. The artists have many great options for you to choose from. 

The Holiday Market on Evans will be open at 213 North Evans St at The Market on Evans on Friday, evening 4 pm to 8 pm and Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Stop by to find unique holiday gift ideas. Enjoy live music Friday evening. 

Join us for the Holiday Winefest at Evans Street Station on Sunday, November 15 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm featuring live music. Enjoy Wine - Food - Music and a Silent Auction. All proceeds will benefit the Historic Carnegie Library Restoration. Call 517-423-5555 for ticket info or visit

Happy Holidays from your Downtown "Whoville" Tecumseh merchants.

Call 517-424-6003 for additional information.

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