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This event is over - thank you to our community for supporting and joining us on December 9th!

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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

Time: 12-6pm 


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.

Early purchase VIP Santa Photo tickets are now closed! All community members can purchase tickets for $20 on Saturday at the event!

❄️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! ❄️

Not a member yet? Join today!

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 CakesChiTown ClothingDana Major Studio, Easel Art StudioembellishLilac Clay CompanyLincoln Square Pottery StudioMoondanceOliver the Ornament BooksPlanet Access/Visibility ArtsRuff Haus PetsSharon Gaietto PhotographyWith 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 TolaIrene's Finer DinerLola's Coney Island and Ritual Coffee has to offerHoliday inspired adult beverages will be served by Apero and Bottles & Cans.

HJHM wouldn't be possible without the support of our Business Sponsors:

ComEd, thank you for making our holidays ✨BRIGHT!✨

Thanks to our friends Eileen, Jackie and Debbie at the Northcenter Chamber of Commerce for sponsoring Santa this year! 🎅🏽

The Winter Queen and Snow Angels are generously sponsored by Visceral Dance Center! ❄️

Danny from The UPS Store, when you shop local, remember to ship local! You truly are a neighborhood gem! 💎

And of course, Alderman Matt MartinSt. Benedict Preparatory School

Children's Lighthouse - North CenterBotanical Cafe, Margaret from Dizzy CowThe Tutu School, and Brownstone Tavern.

Thank you for supporting 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 and Jay Carlile

❄️Larry Griffin

❄️Mark and Joni Croll

Awesome neighbors like you, make sure that NCNA is able to continue to do good things for our great neighborhood! ❤️

Face Painting Supporting Gigi's Playhouse!

New this year, from 2:00 - 4:00pm we are offering face painting for people of all ages! A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Gigi's Playhouse. Please stop by and get some holiday glitter art on while supporting our 2023 HJHM community partner!



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P.O. Box 180114

Chicago, IL 60618

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