We are looking forward to welcoming you back to the Holly Jolly Holiday Market in 2023!
The North Center Neighbors Association has always been about preserving a vibrant community for living, learning, working and playing. With that in mind, we’re once again creating a wonderful outdoor event during the holiday season. It’s a great opportunity to bring neighbors together while shopping, eating, drinking and enjoying music in our very own North Center Town Square (4100 N. Damen).
Please mark your calendars, tell your friends and family!
Date: Saturday, December 9th
Q: Is there a cost to enter the holiday event?
A: There is a suggested donation of $5.00 per person.
Q: What does the suggested donation go toward?
A: We rely entirely on memberships and donations to exist. Donations collected allow for our 12 person volunteer-run organization to produce events throughout the year such as the Holly Jolly Holiday Market, the North Center Garden Walk, the Community Yard Sale, and several other seasonal initiatives. Each event has costs associated with marketing materials, supplies and logistics. The donations also go toward operations to help us pay our bills with technology, software and administrative fees. We are grateful for our community support!
Q: How do I secure a spot for a photo with Santa?
A: NCNA Members can buy their VIP ticket online now for a discounted price of $15.00! Buy your ticket HERE.
Q: As a member, do I get anything special?
A: NCNA members can buy their Santa photo at a discounted rate until December 6th, and will get a VIP line at the event.
Day-of purchases for Santa photos will cost $20.00 for everyone.
Q: When will Santa be at the event?
A: Santa will be at the event from 1-3pm and again 4-5pm.
Q: What happens at the holiday market?
A: A great time.
❄️The Winter Queen and Snow Angels will also be sharing their holiday magic sharing during the day and will be available for photo opps too! ❄️
A full day of entertainment is planned with stories, dancing and music starts at noon sharp with J Beck and the Gingers, 12:30 with Story Time with Oliver the Ornament, 1:00 O'Hara School of Irish Dance, 1:30 Senn Arts very own Dust Bunnies, 2:20 The Chicago Chorus Girl Project, 2:45 neighborhood favorite Chase Wilkins & Friends and at 5:00 is Pat Owen-Leary. *Please note all times are approximate!
We are thrilled to introduce the 2023 HJHM vendors!
The merch vendors this year offer something for everyone on your holiday list! Check out: Chicago Patty Cakes, ChiTown Clothing, Easel Art Studio, embellish, Lilac Clay Company, Lincoln Square Pottery Studio, Moondance, Oliver the Ornament Books, Planet Access/Visibility Arts, Ruff Haus Pets, Sharon Gaietto Photography, The Scent Queens, With Love Baked Goods and Workshop Apothecary
The food and drink vendors will have a variety of food options, home made pastries, sweet treats, coffee and flavored coffee drinks, hot chocolate and more! We can't wait for you to try what Cafe Tola, Irene's Finer Diner, Lola's Coney Island and Ritual Coffee has to offer. Holiday inspired adult beverages will be served by Apero and Bottles & Cans.
HJHM wouldn't be possible without the support of our sponsors:
ComEd, thank you for making our holidays BRIGHT! Our friends at the Northcenter Chamber of Commerce, St. Benedict Preparatory School, Danny from The UPS Store, when you shop local - remember to ship local! Alderman Matt Martin, Visceral Dance Center, Children's Lighthouse - North Center, Botanical Cafe, Margaret from Dizzy Cow, The Tutu School, and Brownstone Tavern.
Thank you for your generous support of NCNA! Because of you, we are able to host such a great event for our community! ❤️
A special thanks to our Neighbor Sponsors:
Shane Devins and Ryan Odom, Mike Kane - Kane Insurance, Christina Carlile and Larry Griffin
Because of awesome neighbors like you, NCNA is able to continue to do good things for our great neighborhood! ❤️