Skip to contents
Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Pilsen’s Christmas Window Walk Is Back With Designs From Local Artists To Boost Small Businesses

Local artists were paired up with small businesses to design and create a holiday-themed storefront display. The event will run through Jan. 6.

Escaramuza USA, 1644 W. 18th St., was decorated by artist Erika Berumen.
Erika Berumen/Provided
  • Credibility:

PILSEN — Businesses on and around 18th Street in Pilsen have decorated their storefronts to encourage people to shop local during the holidays.

The decorations were done by local artists for the second Pilsen Christmas Window Walk. Pilsen residents can patronize participating stores and restaurants and vote for their favorite art displays. A list of the more than 30 participating businesses is here.

Voting is open until Dec. 20, and the top three will be announced Dec. 21. First-, second- and third-place winners will be awarded $1,000, $500 and $250, respectively. 

Belli’s is just one of more than 30 businesses in the area with decorated storefronts.
Angelica Larios/Provided

The designs were unveiled Nov. 27 on Small Business Saturday and will be up through Jan. 6, Three Kings Day. It was organized by Pilsen’s Economic Strategies Development Corporation

“What better ‘season’ than to assist businesses with that extra boost in traffic and remind us to shop local?” Alexis Esparza, executive director of the organization, said in a statement. “The second annual Pilsen Christmas Window Walk is a joyful and creative way to help stimulate the neighborhood’s economy as well as bring the spirit of the holiday to residents and visitors alike.” 

Subscribe to Block Club Chicago, an independent, 501(c)(3), journalist-run newsroom. Every dime we make funds reporting from Chicago’s neighborhoods.

Click here to support Block Club with a tax-deductible donation. 

Thanks for subscribing to Block Club Chicago, an independent, 501(c)(3), journalist-run newsroom. Every dime we make funds reporting from Chicago’s neighborhoods. Click here to support Block Club with a tax-deductible donation.

Listen to “It’s All Good: A Block Club Chicago Podcast” here: