2019 HOLIDAY HOUSEWALK & MARKET
21st Annual Holiday Housewalk & Market
The fun begins at the Nineteenth Century Club!
178 Forest Ave, Oak Park | December 6-7
We invite you to enjoy a wonderful holiday weekend of fun and festivities, in support of our IWS Children's Clinic. The homes are located in different neighborhoods so personal transportation is necessary.
ONLINE TICKET SALES HAVE ENDED!
Tickets available at the door starting Friday, December 6 at 4 pm
Housewalk Ticket | $50
Artisan Market | FREE!
Food, Drinks & Celebration Tablescapes Raffle Tickets | Purchase at the Door
Parking for Nineteenth Century Club available in public garage at 150 Forest Avenue.
Tips on how to make the most of your experience:
- Take your time. Allow yourself 3-4 hours to visit all 5 homes
- Be sure to visit our Holiday Market, featuring local artisan vendors, located on the 2nd floor of the Nineteenth Century Club
- Wear comfortable walking shoes that can easily be taken off if necessary or covered with provided booties to protect floors
- Children over 8 years old are welcomed
- Live in the moment, enjoy your tour without taking pictures
Dine & Share Coupon
Friday, December 6 | 5 pm - 9 pm
Saturday, December 7 | 12 pm - 4 pm
Ticket Pick-up & Purchase | Nineteenth Century Club - 178 Forest Ave., Oak Park
Tour 5 beautiful homes, festively decorated for the holidays, in Oak Park & River Forest.
Artisan Holiday Market
Friday, December 6 | 4 pm - 9 pm
Saturday, December 7 | 11 am - 4:30 pm
Nineteenth Century Club - 178 Forest Ave., Oak Park
Shop one-of-a-kind artisan vendors offering unique gift items: jewelry, clothing, gourmet food, home décor, and more. 15% of all market sales benefit the IWS Children's Clinic.
Holiday Spirit & Wine Tasting and Opening Night Party
Thursday, December 5 | 6 pm - 9 pm
Raise a glass to help us raise funds at this year's 1st Annual Holiday Spirit and Wine tasting event sponsored by Famous Liquors.
Celebration Tablescapes Raffle
Table 1. "Book Club with Elizabeth Berg"
This table, set with travertine green china, vintage embroidered linens and silverware, invites friends and family to a meal of warm soup and wonderful conversation at any time. For a really special event, invite your book club to enjoy a meal AND a discussion of one of Elizabeth Berg’s books led by the author herself! Service for 8.
(Book discussion will be arranged for a mutually agreeable time and is limited to the OP/RF area.)
Table 2. "Created by Nature"
Nature takes the lead in any season! Square Wheat Sprig plates and tortoise-inspired stemware reflect nature’s influence in this gracious, inviting table. This table includes a workshop from Blumen, Sabine’s Floral Inspirations, who will inspire you to create tablescapes with nature as your guide! Service for 8.
Table 3. "Fire Up the Fun"
A pop-up “leave no trace” fire pit, 2 custom white oak Adirondack chairs with side table, and beverages supplied by local breweries One Lake and Kinslahger – Backyard Fun! Enjoy spring through fall, then store the folding chairs and collapsible fire pit until spring comes again. (A tour of One Lake Brewery for 8 persons is included.)
Table 4. "Holiday Eve"
Celebrate the season with a Champagne and Chocolates Buffet! Creating a festive mood for your guests, this service for 12 will make hosting a breeze because the hard work is done. With table decorations, champagne flutes, plates and napkins at the ready, just fill the wine cooler and the serving pieces with tasty treats. You and your guests can nibble and celebrate throughout the evening! (Use the included two tickets for a Chicago chocolate/sweets walk to inspire your menu.)
Table 5. "Mix It Up!"
Fine gold-banded china takes on a casual, festive vibe when you mix it up! Current salad plates and bamboo flatware, along with vintage glassware and napkins combine to create an inviting table for today. Service for 8. This table also includes a session for the winner and a few friends, led by Bill Walker of Barley Twist Antiques, to learn creative ways to use the china you already own!
(Tablescapes session with Barley Twist will be arranged for a mutually agreeable time and is limited to the OP/RF area.)
Dine & Share
Friday, December 6 – Sunday, December 8
To complete your holiday weekend enjoy brunch, lunch or dinner at one of seven local restaurants on Friday December 6, Saturday December, 7 and Sunday December 8. Present a “Dine & Share” coupon to your server, and 10% of your purchase will be donated by the restaurant to the IWS Children’s Clinic, in support of healthy kids. Look for the “Dine & Share” coupons at check-in, or print from our website.
NOTE: Restaurant list is provided on the coupon.
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 708.848.0528 ext. 235.
View our Artisan Vendors offering unique gift items.
Thanks to Our Sponors
Good Heart, Work Smart Foundation
Special Event Sponsors
Kittleman & Associates
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.
House of Heat
Oak Design & Construction
Offset Press, Inc.
Reliable Painting & Decorating
Nancy and George Wohlford