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December 2019

Gourmet Tasting: The Zen of Slow Cooking

December 6 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

See how delicious easy meals can be at this special tasting in our Gourmet Rooms during Christmas Walk. These award-winning spice blends are specially crafted for crock pot and Instant Pot cooking. The Zen of Slow Cooking adds serenity to the kitchen and provides employment for adults with disabilities. With a special needs son, co-creator Meg Barnhart of Lake Forest wanted to incorporate a way to help individuals with disabilities. She’s partnered with Planet Access Company, a Des Plaines, IL organization…

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Drawings & Giveaways in the Gift Galleries

December 6 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join us in our Gift Galleries to meet representatives from three of our most popular collections. Each of them will either be giving away a gift with purchase or offering the opportunity to enter a drawing for a prize. Swarovski Ann Andrea will show what's new in Swarovski's sparkling collection of ornaments, figurines, and jewelry for the holidays. Every piece tells a story. The Swarovski crystal cutting process is steeped in 120 years of craftsmanship.  Thymes Fraser Fir Meet Ruth…

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Wine and Holiday Glogg Tastings

December 6 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Savor the flavors of the season at this special holiday wine tasting event in our Wine Rooms during Christmas Walk. Those over 21 will be able to sample a variety of wines as well as a spiced Glogg, including a non-alcoholic version. 

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Tea Forte Pop-Up Tasting

December 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Our Tea Forte Rep will hand out samples of a popular Christmastime Tea during Christmas Walk weekend She'll also give gifts with Tea Forte purchases while supplies last.  It's not just tea; it's an experience. Tea Forte's distinctive pyramid-shaped infusers reveal full flavors of the tea leaves within. The company works directly with growers to ensure the highest quality ingredients.  

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Gourmet Tasting: Stonewall Kitchen

December 7 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Come into our Gourmet Rooms and see what innovative flavors our Stonewall Kitchen rep is sampling at this special tasting during Christmas Walk. All Stonewall Kitchen products start with the highest quality ingredients and are crafted in small batches to make sure you get the very best in every jar.  The Stonewall Kitchen story started in 1991 when founders started selling their handmade jams at local farmers’ markets. They quickly sold out and soon began applying their standards of excellence…

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Art by Rozanne Holiday Pop-Up Shop

December 14 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Cards, Prints & Pillows Meet local artist Rozanne Priebe and see her beautiful interpretations of the natural world. At this Pop-Up Shop, she'll feature pieces with a holiday theme. 

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Kids’ Chance to Shop

December 14 @ 11:30 am - 4:00 pm

For three days, December 14-16 from 11:30am-4pm each day, we’ll set up a special shop in our Christmas Rooms where children can select gifts for their parents and others. All items in the shop will be priced $20 or under. The shop will be staffed with helpers so kids can shop independently of their parents. We’ll even gift bag the items before your children leave the shop—no peeking!

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Kids’ Chance to Shop

December 15 @ 11:30 am - 4:00 pm

For three days, December 14-16 from 11:30am-4pm each day, we’ll set up a special shop in our Christmas Rooms where children can select gifts for their parents and others. All items in the shop will be priced $20 or under. The shop will be staffed with helpers so kids can shop independently of their parents. We’ll even gift bag the items before your children leave the shop—no peeking!

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Kids’ Chance to Shop

December 16 @ 11:30 am - 4:00 pm

For three days, December 14-16 from 11:30am-4pm each day, we’ll set up a special shop in our Christmas Rooms where children can select gifts for their parents and others. All items in the shop will be priced $20 or under. The shop will be staffed with helpers so kids can shop independently of their parents. We’ll even gift bag the items before your children leave the shop—no peeking!

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Nancy Neill Jewelry Pop-Up Shop

December 21 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Meet local designer Nancy Neill and pick-up meaningful last-minute gifts. After being inspired by her mother’s jewelry designs, Nancy Neill left her “real job” and took up full-time jewelry making. Now, over twenty years later, she continues to create original designs with a whimsical flair that flourish at local boutiques across the nation.  The Little Traveler carries a fun selection of Nancy Neill jewelry designs. Learn more about Nancy Neill at our blog. Nancy uses pewter and brass charms, semi-precious stones, Swarovski crystals,…

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