First Fridays comes 10 times a year, but Cocoa Crawl comes just once at December’s First Fridays. Now is the time to buy mugs and buttons.
The event encourages those with mug in hand and button on coat to visit a variety of participating venues and sample hot chocolate during First Fridays.
It’s a great opportunity for all ages to experience the fun of First Fridays while enjoying a holiday event in the downtown community.
To enjoy the 2nd annual Cocoa Crawl, guests must purchase both a blue Cocoa Crawl mug and button, both designed by Stephanie Wheatley from Wheatley Designs/Aurora Fastprint.
The $5 button will act as a ticket to the event on Friday, Dec. 6 from 6 to 9 p.m. A Cocoa Crawl mug is also required and can be purchased for $5 (ceramic, campfire mug) or $10 (travel mug with lid) at eight locations in downtown Aurora.
Buttons are not required for ages 5 and under, who may use their own Cocoa Crawl mug or share with a parent.
Mugs and buttons will be available until they are sold out. Mug and button quantities are limited for this event.
Hot cocoa sampling is unlimited at no additional cost with your button and Cocoa Crawl mug. Please note that quantities vary at participating locations.
Also, on December 6, First Fridays will open multiple venues with art, music, and more. Two trolleys will give free trolley rides throughout the evening.
The event is sponsored by Aurora Downtown, a nonprofit group of business and property owners within Special Service Area (SSA) #One that is dedicated to making downtown Aurora a premier destination for arts, culture, entertainment, dining, living, and working.
Purchase mugs and buttons at the following locations:
- Aurora Regional Fire Museum, 53 N. Broadway
- The Cotton Seed Creative Exchange, 8 N. Broadway
Art and History Center, 20 E. Downer Pl. Endiro Coffee, 29 W. New York St. SciTech Hands On Museum, 18 W. Benton St. Tredwell Coffee, 14 W. Downer Pl. Ste. 18 Warehouse 55, 55 S. Lake St. Wyckwood House, 14 W. Downer Pl. Ste. 16
2019 participating Cocoa Crawl locations:
Richard and Gina Santori Public Library
Gary Brown Art
Two Brothers Roundhouse
First Midwest Bank
The Hope Chest
La Quinta De Los Reyes
SciTech Hands On Museum
Aurora Regional Fire Museum
Aurora Historical Society
If These Walls Could Talk
Gremlen Recording Studio
All Spoked Up – Aurora
I of the Angeles
Aurora Tap House
Tavern On Broadway
Christian Science Reading Room
Charlie’s Silver Spoon Creamery
Tony Hunsberger – HealthMarkets Insurance
Eric L. Essex, Wela Financial
Paramount School of the Arts
Waubonsee Community College
Pure Skin Solutions
Latrice Murphy Design and Photography