21st Annual Holiday Housewalk & Market - Thank you from the Chairs

Thanks for your Support

We are so grateful for everyone's continued support of the Holiday Housewalk & Market. Our sincerest thanks go out to Paul and Kate Seavey, Sophie McCathy and Andy Hronek, Dr. Maxim Frolov and Dr. Liza Benevolenskaya, Jamey and Alexis Hiller and Jeremy and Michelle Fine, who generously opened their homes to IWS this year.

This event would not be possible without the generous time and talent of our friends, more than 200 Infant Welfare Society volunteers. Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts!

And many thanks to the support of the following businesses who helped make the HHWM a great success, including:

  • Dine & Share restaurants that have agreed to donate 10% of all proceeds from participants who use the Dine & Share coupon; Amerikas, Cucina Paradiso, Fat Duck Tavern & Grill, Hemmingway's Bistro, Maya Del Sol, Rustico and Winberie's Restaurant & Bar
  • Market vendors who donate a portion of their sales back to the Infant Welfare Society of OPRF; and
  • Our 2019 Sponsors and In-Kind Donors.

We hope you enjoyed touring the five beautiful locations in our community and finding gifts for everyone on your list at the Holiday Market. Thanks again for kicking off your holiday season during the HHWM weekend and making this event possible! We wish you and yours a happy and healthy new year.

Susan Shields    Kerry Powers    Hope Jaeger
2019 Holiday Housewalk & Market Co-Chairs


For more information email events@oprfiws.org or call 708.848.0528 ext. 235.


2019 highlights

Holiday Housewalk

Guests enjoyed tours of five (5) homes in the Oak Park and River Forest community that were festively decorated for the season. This year the five homes that were on the Holiday Housewalk represent the architectural heritage of Oak Park and River Forest with the strong Prairie School influence, the mid-20th century modernism and, of course, the distinctive lines of Frank Lloyd Wright design, are dramatically present.

Artisan Holiday Market

Thank you to our vendors who participated in the 2019 Artisan Holiday Market.

If you missed out on the opportunity to shop our market you can still check out these fabulous vendors and shop one-of-a-kind artisan vendors that offer unique gift items: jewelry, clothing, gourmet food, home décor, and more. 15% of all market sales benefited the IWS Children's Clinic.

Celebration Tablescapes

Exclusive Tablescapes were on display at the Holiday Market with raffle drawing tickets available from members, online and at the event. Five lucky winners will receive the complete tablescape including handmade linens, china, glassware, flatware and even the centerpiece!

Dine & Share

Thanks to our 2019 "Dine & Share" restaurants that donated 10% of purchases Friday, December 6 thru Sunday, December 8 to the IWS Children's Clinic in support of healthy kids. The participating restaurants were:

Cucina Paradiso
Fat Duck Tavern & Grill
Hemmingway’s Bistro
Maya Del Sol
Winberie’s Restaurant & Bar


Holiday Market

View our Artisan Vendors offering unique gift items.


Thank You to Our Sponors

Market Sponsor

Community Sponsor

Good Heart, Work Smart Foundation

House Sponsors

Special Event Sponsors

Forest Insurance

Kittleman & Associates

Celebration Tablescapes

David R. Juel, D.D.S. LTD.

Constantine L. Politis, D.D.S.

Friends of OPRF IWS Sponsors

Alioto’s Gift Shop
Beyer Brofman Design
David King & Associates, Inc.
Fraser Dental
Gagliardo Realty
House of Heat
Oak Design & Construction
Offset Press, Inc.
Patterson Dental
Prairie Title
Reliable Painting & Decorating
Nancy and George Wohlford

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