You’re invited to shop this evening in downtown Alton during the third and final “Third Thursday” event of the season.  Sixteen Alton businesses will be open late with many offering free drawings for prizes, treats, and discounts on some purchases.   A free shuttle will transport shoppers between stops from 5-8pm.

Alton Main Street is organizing the event, and executive director Sara McGibany tells the Big Z the free shuttle will help you avoid the cold:


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For a full list of participating businesses and discounts, go to


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