Have you purchased your Mistletoe Mosey button in Downtown Laramie yet? You can learn more about the program in our upcoming winter issue of Wyoming Lifestyle Magazine, but in the meantime, here’s some information about one of Dowtown Laramie’s energetic and successful programs that links the business owners together, as well as with the community!
Primed for an enthusiastic repeat of 2010’s success, the Mistletoe Mosey was launched on Black Friday (November 25) and will run until 6 PM on December 23. The program is simple, and a lot of fun: purchase a button with your favorite number on it, and search through 50 participating businesses (see the list in this blog; buttons can be purchased for $5 at any of these businesses). Match the number on your button to the number displayed at one of the stores for a chance to win a $50 prize! You’ll also be entered into a drawing for $1,000 in downtown gift certificates. The Grand Prize Drawing will take place at the First Street Plaza in Downtown Laramie on December 24 at 11 AM. Businesses will also be offering extended hours on Tuesdays during December – shop until 7 PM on these days for extra time to search for that number! Participating is easy and fun – plus you can take care of your holiday shopping and support the local economy at the same time.
As a thank you for shopping local, bring your gifts to the Laramie Main Street Alliance office at 207 Grand Avenue for FREE gift wrapping December 10 through 23, Monday through Saturday, 2 to 6 PM and December 24, 10 to 1 PM.
The Mistletoe Mosey is just one of the ways that Downtown Laramie celebrates the holidays. The annual window decorating contest brings out the creativity in the local merchants; this year’s theme is ‘A Gem City Starlight Christmas’. A nod to Laramie’s nickname, ‘Gem City of the Plains,’ the theme also extends to the annual Christmas parade as well. “Pull out your decorations, find some creative helpers and go wild with lights!” encourages Laramie Main Street Alliance. Judging will take place December 1 from 4:30-6 PM, and winners announced after the parade on December 2 from the First Street Plaza. Categories include: Best Use of Theme, Most Original, Creative Use of Merchandise, Best Design, Most Welcoming, and Best Overall Design.
Be sure to visit Downtown Laramie on Facebook and if you’re in Laramie, get your button today! Whether you’re in Laramie or not, remember to SHOP LOCALLY and give your friends & neighbors your business whenever you can this holiday season!
MISTLETOE MOSEY PARTICIPATING BUSINESSES & ADDRESSES:
A Touch of Country 312 S 2nd St
Alexander’s Fine Jewelry 205 S 2nd St
Altitude Chophouse & Brewery 320 S 2nd St
Ambience Hair Design 218 E Ivinson St
Antique Fever 211 S 2nd St
Asparagus Printshop 216 Ivinson
Atmosphere Mountainworks 210 S 2nd St
Back of the Wagon Antiques 207 S 2nd St
Bank of the West 222 E Garfield St
Beaduwoo 223 E Garfield St.
Bella Home Boutique & Bakery 304 S 2nd St
Big Hollow Food Coop 119 S 1st St
Boomers BBQ 615 S 2nd St
Byrd’s Paradise 211 S 3rd St
Clure Brothers Furniture 520 S 2nd St
Coal Creek Coffee Co. 110 E Grand Ave
Connor Flower Shop 217 S 3rd St
Cowgirl Yarn 119 E Ivinson St
Curiosity Shoppe 206 S 2nd
D&L Music 114 E Grand Ave
Digital Blues, Inc. Printing 217 E Garfield St
Dodds Shoe Company 401 S 2nd St
First Interstate Bank 221 E Ivinson St
Hilton Garden Inn & UW Conference Center 2229 E Grand Ave
Killian Florist 312 S 3rd St
Laramie Plains Community Federal Credit Union 365 N 3rd St
Lovejoy’s Bar & Grill 101 E Grand Ave
Luciano’s Ristorante Italiano 100 E Ivinson St
Ludwig Photography 224 E Ivinson St
Maurices 308 S 2nd St
MiMi’s Consignment & Resale 158 N 2nd St
Mountain Valley Bridal 220 S 2nd St
Mountain Valley Properties 113 E Grand Ave
Muddy Paws 117 E Grand Ave
Night Heron Books 107 E Ivinson St
Poppy’s Flower Shop 119 Grand Ave
Quilt Essentials 314 S. 2nd St
Sensuous She 106 E Ivinson St
Snowy Range Vet Clinic 3025 Fort Sanders Rd
Spic & Span Laundromat 272 N 4th St
Spine & Injury Clinic of Laramie 409 S 4th St
Sweet Melissa’s Cafe 213 S 1st St
Sweet Pickles 117 E Ivinson St
The Chocolate Cellar 113 Ivinson Ave.
The Copper Kettle 209 S 2nd St
The Grounds Internet & Coffee Lounge 171 N 3rd St
The Laramie Boomerang 320 Grand Ave.
The Music Box 300 S 2nd St
The Pedal House 207 S 1st St
The Tutoring Club 502 S 3rd St
Undercover Waterbeds & Spa 400 S 2nd St
‘Til Next Time… I’m so excited about, and proud of, what our local downtown districts do around Wyoming!
Kati Hime, Editor