The hunt is back on. The NorthShore Merchants Collective (NSMC) — a cooperative organization of various NorthShore businesses — has officially kicked off its Holiday Window Treasure Hunt.
The hunt features 20 local businesses + benefits nonprofit Northside Neighborhood House (NNH) for its annual Toy Drive. In other words, this grassroots event combines window shopping, holiday window designs, and supporting local businesses, all for a good cause.
Oh, and there are also prizes on the line — three winners will receive a NorthShore gift basket filled with local goodies + certificates.
How to play
- Pick up a game card at any of the 20 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.
- Every hidden treasure that you correctly find is an entry into the contest — you can turn in your card with just one or all 20 hidden items found. New to this year, you can ask an employee to initial your card for an extra raffle entry.
- Submit your card by Sunday, Jan. 7 (along with a $1-$10 cash donation to benefit NNH) to Locals Only Gifts & Goods, Four Bridges Outfitters, or Learning Express Toys.