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Annual Willy Wonka Bar Giveaway + Event

December 11, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm


After having to take a year off due to Covid, the Wonka Bar giveaway is back and expanding to include six shops on the 600 block of Central Avenue in Downtown Highland Park. From now through De-cember 10th, anyone shopping at one of the participating stores will receive a free Wonka Bar with every $25 purchase.

“There is a little kid in all of us, so we are expanding our traditional Beanstalk Toys Wonka Bar Golden Ticket giveaway to all our sister businesses along the south side of the 600 block of Central Avenue, in-cluding Sprout Kids, Wild Willow, Central for Women, Central for Men and Harper+Ash,” says Pam Hillman, co-owner of this family of shops. “Now more than ever, people are excited to get out and back into stores to shop, so we are offering kids of all ages the opportunity to redeem their Golden Ticket at all of our retail locations.”

The anticipation will be high as recipients open their scrumdiddlyumptious Belgium chocolate Wonka Bars in search of winning Golden Tickets ranging from $10-$500. Golden Tickets can be redeemed any day between now and January 31, 2022 at any one of the six participating stores.

In keeping with the tradition, Beanstalk Toys (654 Central Avenue), the North Shore’s premier toy, game and book destination, will once again transform into a scene from Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory on Saturday, December 11th from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Beanstalk’s own ‘Candyman’ will open the doors early at 9 a.m. for the lucky golden ticket holders that will be anxiously waiting for entry along the roped off red carpet. Once doors open, the lucky Wonka Bar golden ticket holders will be let in according to covid shopping restrictions.
Anyone that is not a ticket holder can join the party from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. to meet Willy Wonka, take pictures with an Oompa Loompa who unicycles, juggles and reads to kids, or experience the pure joy of sweets! The FREE event will include a chocolate fountain, cotton candy machine, lollipops and of course Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory – the original movie – will be playing!

Beanstalk Toys is a one-of-a-kind toy store that comes from a scene out of Mr. Magoriaum’s Wonder Emporium, where children can come in and experience hands-on play! “We are the quintessential small shop success story,” states Pamela Hillman, co-owner of Beanstalk Toys, along with her daughter Aly-son Hillman Pedowitz. “We have always stood by our brand and personal approach to customer service. We believe that our fun and interactive shopping atmosphere is the best experience and keeps customers happy and coming back.”

In addition, Beanstalk Toys invites the public to their special holiday BIG TOY shop located downstairs in Beanstalk.


Beanstalk Toys, http://www.beanstalktoys.com, 654 Central Avenue, (847) 432-8300
Sprout Kids, https://sproutontheblock.com, 644 Central Avenue, (847) 780-4827
Wild Willow, https://wildwillowhp.com, 658 Central Avenue, (847) 945-7674
Central for Women, https://www.centralontheblock.com, 662 Central Avenue, (847) 345-2005
Central for Men, https://www.centralontheblock.com, 662 Central Avenue, (847) 345-2005
Harper+Ash, https://www.instagram.com/harperandashhp/?hl=en, 668 Central Avenue, (847)444-9411


December 11, 2021
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Beanstalk Toyland & Bookstore
654 Central Avenue, Highland Park, IL 60035, USA
Highland Park, United States
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