Looking for a Christmas store in the Kankakee, Illinois area? While there aren’t a large number of them, you can find some shops that carry enough Christmas items they can possibly be their own Christmas Store.
1. Hobby Lobby, located at 1260 N. Kinzie Avenue in Bradley, recently opened up in November. They are one of the largest arts and crafts chain in the United States. When the season starts, this Christmas store offers everything you need to decorate your home. They have a huge selection of wreaths and swags and all kinds of ornaments and Christmas tree decorations.
You can also find Christmas decorations for the table, specialized mini-tree sections, and kits to make gingerbread houses and Christmas cookies. One of the great things about Hobby Lobby is that they always seem to be having a sale. The prices are reasonable without the sale, but with 40%-60% off their items through the holidays, you can’t complain.
2. Michael’s can be found at 1515 N State Rt. 50 in Bourbonnais, IL. They are similar to Hobby Lobby in respect to what they offer, but on a smaller scale. You can find less of a selection at Michael’s, but you can sometimes find better sales. They do carry a bigger selection of gift wrap and wrapping supplies like decorative boxes and special gift tags.
If you are looking to start a Christmas village and don’t want to spend an outrageous fortune collecting them, you can start with Michael’s Christmas village series which have some fun and detailed buildings that look like you did spend a fortune.
For something a little different to do with your child, Michael’s carries the foam Christmas village collection that you create with your son or daughter.
3. One of the more popular Christmas stores in the Kankakee, IL area is Busse and Reick. They are located at 2001 W. Court St. in Kankakee, IL. This Christmas store is turned upside down for Christmas. It is decorated and filled with items you can’t find anywhere else. You can find Christmas art, statues, and fully decorated trees that you can buy. They also carry one of the biggest selections of Department 56 collectible villages in the area, which includes retired items sometimes.
Busse and Reick really specialize in Christmas flower arranging and bouquets during the holidays. Whatever you can imagine in a flower arrangement can be done. The prices at Busse and Reick are outrageous, but they are upscale prices. Some of the items in that store can’t be found in nearby stores so expect to pay a little more.
The above three Christmas stores in the Kankakee, IL area will be your best bet for decorating your home or finding Christmas items.