NorthShore’s annual Holiday Treasure Hunt returns

The annual treasure hunt will begin on Thursday, Nov. 17.

A window display showcasing a winter forest.

Winder Binder’s display last year was just snow cute.

Photo by NOOGAtoday

The hunt is back on.

The NorthShore Merchants Collective — a cooperative organization of various NorthShore businesses — will host its annual Holiday Treasure Hunt beginning Thursday, Nov. 17.

The hunt features 23 local businesses + benefits nonprofit Northside Neighborhood House. In other words, this grassroots event combines window shopping, holiday window designs, and supporting local businesses, all for a good cause.

Oh, and there’s also prizes on the linethree winners will receive a NorthShore gift basket filled with local goodies + certificates (valued at over $400).

Here’s how to play:

  • Pick up a game card at any of the 23 participating businesses.
  • Each participating business will hide a treasure in its window display — it’s up to you to find it + match that item with the store on your game card.
  • An example of what that’ll look like? You might find an out-of-place ice cream scoop from Clumpies in the window of Geno’s Salon, or a candy cane from Boxcar General Store in the window of I Go Toyko.
  • Every hidden treasure that you correctly find is an entry into the contest — you can turn in your card with just one or all 23 hidden items found.
  • Submit your card by Tuesday, Jan. 3 (along with a $1-$10 cash donation to benefit NNH) at Locals Only, Four Bridges Outfitters, or Learning Express Toys.

The three winners will be announced via NSMC’s social media.

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