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Whether you are looking for a Signature Downtown Wheaton Association event or one hosted by one of our members, check out our Calendar of Events for the latest activities, openings and celebrations.

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Use these simple online forms to apply for a Retail Business Grant or a Façade Improvement Grant. The DWA will contact you with follow-up information. General questions? Contact us to ask a DWA expert.

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    A high style bazaar with an eclectic mix of clothing, jewelry, accessories, antiques, decor, art and found items! More >

  • December 20, 2014

    Four of the Five Santa Cash Dash Envelopes Have Been Found!

    Wow!  That was fast!  As of this morning we have four winners of the Santa Cash Dash!  Congratulations to Brad and Shelia Philo, Ken Bowlds and his daughter Lauren Bowlds, Nicolle Lee and Emily Dulceak!

    There’s one more left!  Look for clues tomorrow by noon!…
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    December 19, 2014

    Fill Your Stocking with Santa’s Hidden Cash Dash This Saturday!

    Santa ClausSaturday  may be your lucky day!  There are 5 envelopes hidden along the streets of Downtown Wheaton filled with cash and Downtown Wheaton gift certificates.  Find them with the following clues and, when you do find an envelope, take a selfie with your envelope  tell us your name and we’ll announce you as one of our winners at www.downtownwheaton.com.  …
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    November 21, 2014

    Santa Visits and Carriage Rides Every Saturday this Holiday Season!

    Santa Claus

    Every Saturday during the holiday season you can find Santa Claus at Martin Memorial Plaza (at Front and Main Street) from 10am to 1pm Nov. 29/ Dec. 6/Dec. 13 and Dec. 20th.  Bring your camera for special photos!

    Free old fashioned carriage rides are also featured every Saturday during the holiday season at Martin Memorial Plaza from 12pm to 3pm Nov 29/ Dec.…
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    December 16, 2014

    Free Parking ‘Up on the Roof Top’! In Downtown Wheaton

    Santa driving    There is free parking on the top roof deck of the north side municipal parking garage (located between Front Street and Wesley Street) in Downtown Wheaton for customers and employee starting Tuesday, December 16-24th.   Although parking is always free for customers, for this special holiday period, there are no time limits on parking on the top roof deck and employees of Downtown Wheaton businesses can park for free.…
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    December 15, 2014

    Spirited Dogs Compete in Reindog Contest!

    First Place Winner 'Beaufort' owned by the Ganch family of Wheaton proudly wears his Christmas sweater complete with antlers!

    First Place Winner ‘Beaufort’ owned by the Ganch family of Wheaton proudly wears his Christmas sweater complete with antlers!

    Third place went to triplets Groovy, Marlin and What's Up (all three at the far right) owned by the Nicholas Family of West Chicago.

    Third place went to triplets Groovy, Marlin and What’s Up (all three at the far right) owned by the Nicholas Family of West Chicago.


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    • Upcoming Events

      For a complete listing, please view our calendar of events >

      Reindog Contest

      Gingerbread House ContestSaturday
      December 13
      11:00 am
      Downtown Wheaton

      Bring your pet decked out for the holidays: Santa himself will be the judge!

      For more details, see the DWA Signature Events page >

      Free Horse Drawn Carriage Rides

      Free Horse Drawn Carriage RidesSaturdays
      Nov. 29-Dec. 20
      12:00-3:00 pm
      Martin Memorial Plaza, Downtown Wheaton

      Tour Downtown Wheaton in festive style in our free horse-drawn carriage rides! Pull on your favorite holiday sweater and enjoy the ride. Note: spontaneous caroling may occur!

      Free Visits with Santa

      Free Visits with SantaSaturdays
      Nov. 29-Dec. 20
      10:00 am-1:00 pm
      Martin Memorial Plaza, Downtown Wheaton

      Visits with Santa! Calling all good girls and boys!: This is your chance to tell Santa what you want for the big day. He's making his list and checking it twice.

      Winter Wheaton French Market

      Wheaton French MarketSaturdays
      Nov. 8–Mar. 28
      9:00 am–1:30 pm
      Wheaton Metra Train Station, Front and West Streets, Downtown Wheaton

      Many of the same favorite vendors from the summer will be featured throughout the winter at the French Market's indoor location. Stop by and see them inside the train station as the air turns from brisk to cold! They have goods that will warm your heart.

      For more details, see The DWA Calendar of Events >