Hudson Holiday Events
november - december, 2012

Hudson's Holiday Walk: Sunday, Dec. 2nd, noon - 5 PM

Downtown Hudson, including Main Street, First & Main, Acme Plaza and more.

If you have never experienced this long-standing Hudson tradition, you are in for a treat. Live Nativity on the Clocktower Green, courtesy of Hudson First Congregational Church. Santa will be visiting with his elves; and to make sure he gets your list, you may write him a letter at Keller Williams/Chervenic Realty on Main Street. Santa himself will be in town! From 11 AM-1 PM at Young Actors Studio, from 1:30-3:30 at Janet Rhodes brings you Free Trade, from 4-6 PM at Green Roots Collection. On the First & Main Green: Live Reindeer, free horse-drawn carriage rides, Frosty the Snowman and a unique photo-op!

Carols by many groups, including the Western Reserve Community Band, and ACT... a children's theater; and this year, the entire Hudson Girl Scout District and families will be caroling at 2 PM on the First & Main Green. Many shops and restaurants will have specials, drawings, giveaways and events.

Coldwater Creek will be providing light refreshment.

Country Blues - 30% off entire stock of Fall and Winter merchandise, including our magnificent holiday sweaters, and jacket collection. Plus delicious homemade cookies.

Epiphany - Come to Epiphany for the perfect gift at the perfect price, and a warm holiday beverage with one of the best cookies you'll have all season. And with every $25 you spend, get 5 EPIPHANY dollars to spend in the store between now and the end of the year!

Great Clips of Hudson is holding its annual Food Drive to help families in need. Make a donation of a non-perishable food item and Great Clips will reward you with a certificate good for $2 off your haircut in January - February!

Greenhouse Florist - Enter a drawing to win a free Christmas centerpiece valued at $75.00.

Heather's Heat & Flavor - Visit Hudson's Stocking Stuffing Store. To warm you up, we will be sampling one of our Chili recipes and our Mulled Cider. Enter a drawing for a gift basket valued at $65.00!

Hershey's of Hudson will be hosting the Cub Scouts and the Marines during the Hudson Holiday Walk on Dec. 2 from 2 to 5 PM. Cub Scout Pack 3327 will have "Celebrity Scoopers" providing ice cream treats as a fundraising event for their Scouting for Bikes campaign. A portion of the profits from Hershey's will be used to repair donated bikes before giving them to charity. At the same time, the Marines will be collecting Toys for Tots. Please bring new unwrapped toys, and sit in the Humvee. Toys will be collected Nov. 16 through Dec. 20.

Hudson Hydrant Dog Boutique - We are having Pet Pictures with Santa taken by Poetic Portraiture on Sunday, Dec. 2 from 1-4 PM. All animals welcome! Hope to see you Sunday!

Hudson's Restaurant - 3-5 PM: Specialty Holiday Martinis and $5 Happy Hour (includes $5 appetizers, wine and drinks).

In Style Accessories is offering a special promotion during the event. Each customer to purchase a handbag will receive $10 off, and we will also donate $10 to the Harvest Home for Women & Children.

J. McLaughlin - Refreshments in the store as well as a drawing for a $100.00 gift card! We will draw a name at the end of business that day!

Keller Williams Chervenic Realty - Write a letter to Santa!

Land of Make Believe - Come upstairs to the Man Cave of Hudson for hot chocolate! We'll also be offering 20 percent off all autograph items.

The Learned Owl Book Shop - Refreshments; drawing for a $50 gift card; last chance to buy Kobo Mini eReaders for $49.95 (regularly $79.95); all Dr. Seuss books buy 2, get 1 free; and more!

LuLu's Yogurt with a Twist - LuLu's Santa's cookies available at 10% discount. Santa's special cookies are packaged in pink and white striped boxes with a handle. Santa can eat a few at your house and take the rest to go.

My Little Red Wagon - Chocolate-covered candy canes. Take a photo with one of our fun Christmas-themed photo props. Bring in a a pack of 6 (or more) children's or women's socks and/or a new sheet set and we will give you a coupon for $5 off a $15 or more purchase. Items will be donated to Access Shelter for women and children in Akron, Ohio.

Nicky Nicole - Come to our Holiday Open House! Meet the Nicky Nicole Elf and take a photo from noon to 2 PM! The Western Reserve Community Band shares holiday music at 1 PM outside Nicky Nicole. The ACT kids... A Children's Theater of Hudson sing holiday carols at 3 PM. Make a free jingle bell necklace. Enjoy holiday sweets. Enter to win our Holiday Raffle Basket valued at $100. Great sales on perfect holiday gifts for every girl on your list!

Off Main Street Salon, Rejuvenation Center & Spa - Holiday Open House! Door Prizes. 20% off all Salon Products. Buy 5 get one Free - Special Salon Packages. Regular Salon Packages are 20% off. Gift Certificates of $100.00 include paraffin treatment! AND introducing "It Works", the body wrap that has amazing inch loss in just one treatment! Food-Fun-Festivities!

Otani Hudson (180 W. Streetsboro St., behind McDonald's) - Join us for $5 Candy Cane Martinis after the Holiday Walk. Open 4:30-9 PM. Relax in our Pub, at our Sushi Bar or have an entertaining Hibachi dinner prepared for your family right before your eyes! (reservations suggested)

pizzaBOGO, Hudson's Place for Pizza is a perfect way to end your shopping experience. Buy one extra large unlimited topping, any pizza on the menu, receive the second one free plus a colossal garden salad and a free two liter Coca-Cola for $24.00. Pick up and delivery included. While sodas and salads last. Simply mention the phrase when ordering, "I shopped and I'm ready to drop."

Zeppe's Bistro - From noon to 5 we will be offering $5 off any food purchase in the dining room of $30 or more. Get your holiday shopping done early by placing an order for a Bistro Gift Basket and receive $5 off that. Just mention code WALK to receive both offers. Add a Zeppe's Gift Certificate to any Bistro Basket or by itself - it's always the perfect gift! Nobody does Christmas like Zeppe's Bistro; Santa's elves have been busy decking the Bistro walls with boughs of holly! Come in and enjoy the beauty of the holidays while enjoying good food, friends & family.

Other Holiday Events

Holiday open house at Main Street Cupcakes on Dec. 1, featuring a preview of our holiday menu. You will be able to sample complimentary mini cupcakes "tis the season" complimentary hot cocoa, and any holiday order placed that day will receive a 10% discount!

December 8: Breakfast with Santa hosted by Howard Hanna at the Summa Wellness Center catered by Hudson's Restaurant. Reservation times are 9 AM, 10:30 AM, and Noon.

Babes in Toyland at Young Actors Studio - This holiday favorite will be performing December 12th, 14th and 15th. 7 PM, and a 2 PM matinee on Saturday. Tickets available at or 330.653.8525

Santa at LuLu's Yogurt with a Twist Saturday and Sunday, December 15 & 16 from 5-8 PM.

Santa at Zeppe's on Monday, December 17 from 5-8 PM during kids eat free Monday promotion, which runs all day on Mondays with purchase of adult entree. Parents are encouraged to bring cameras while the little ones tell Santa their Christmas dreams.

And Hudson is GIVING BACK!

Fifteen Nails. Skin. Spa. is accepting new, unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots. There will be a Holiday Open House on Thursday, December 6th from 6-9 PM, and customers bringing a toy will receive $5 off a future service.

Through Dec. 31: Great Clips continues to support The Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital with its "Believe in Miracles" fundraising effort. Thus far, Great Clips of Hudson has donated over $1,500 to the Children's Hospital - and you can help! Great Clips has partnered with the Cleveland Browns so stop in to Great Clips, in the Acme Plaza next to Panera, and if you donate just $2 to The Children's Hospital, Great Clips will give you a "Believe in Miracles" wristband in Cleveland Browns orange AND will give you a certificate good for $2 off your next haircut.
Also, Great Clips celebrates the season with its fifth annual food drive! Donate a non-perishable food item at Great Clips and receive a $2 off coupon good on your next service. All food items will support area food banks so that your neighbors' holiday season can be just a bit brighter.

Green Roots Collection is providing each of the 19 families that received a home through the efforts of Habitat for Humanity of Summit County a Holiday Wreath and Turkey Dinner. Green Roots invites everyone to come in during the evening of Nov. 23 to help create the ornaments that will be placed on these wreaths. All the supplies will be provided to create the ornaments. There will also be light refreshments.

John White, Orthodontist collecting new toys for Toys for Tots. HudSUN Tans offers $5.00 off any purchase of any tan/spray tan service (excludes products) with a toy for Toys for Tots.

Hershey's will be collecting Toys for Tots starting Nov. 16 and ending Dec. 20.

Hudson's Restaurant will be selling mini decorated Christmas trees in the month of December to benefit the Hudson's Women's Foundation. Hudson's Restaurant will also be collecting toys for the Toys for Tots drive.

In Style Accessories is proud to support the Haven of Rest Ministries, a non-profit organization that serves to support the poor, homeless and spiritually destitute in Medina, Stark, Portage, Tuscarawas, Summit, Wayne and Holmes counties. During this holiday season, In Style Accessories has pledged to donate a portion of each handbag sale to Haven of Rest. We believe in and support their mission to build people back up and give them hope. Together we can all build a better future for our fellow men, women and children.

The Learned Owl Book Shop offers an extra incentive to shop locally. During November and December we offer FREE gift-wrapping, and FREE delivery within Hudson, as long as you give us either at least $2 or 3 items of food, all for the Hudson Food Pantry. JUST like Amazon, The Owl offers free shipping; UNLIKE Amazon, we give back to Hudson.
Also at The Learned Owl: The Akron Area First Book GIVING TREE. Buy a children's book to be given to an Akron-area child - the first book of his or her very own.

My Little Red Wagon - Earn a coupon for $5 off a $15 purchase (limit one) by donating new socks (pack of 6 or more for women or children) and/or a new set of sheets. We will donate the items to Access Women and Children's homeless shelter in Akron, Ohio. This offer is good from November 23 to December 3. We will be collecting donations all of December as well. Stay tuned to My Little Red Wagon on Facebook for more opportunities to help out Access Shelter.

Prudential Kathy Reid Realty will be collecting food, clothing and small household items for Good Neighbors this year. Please drop off your items November 23rd through December 19th and enter to win a Lego Star Wars Darth Maul's Sith Infiltrator. Winner will be drawn December 20, 2012.

Zeppe's - Now through January 30th, we will be continuing our charity fundraiser for the Julie Green Cancer Fund. You can purchase a raffle ticket at Zeppe's Bistro. We will be doing the raffle drawing on January 31st for a 32" class LCD class, High definition flat screen TV! Raffle tickets are only $10 each, OR buy ten tickets for only $90 (that's one FREE!). Or you can go to any Huntington Bank and make a direct donation to Julie.