40th Annual Gazebo Holiday Market

November 17, 2011 10:38:46 AM PST
The Junior League of Chicago is celebrating its Centennial year with its 40th Annual Gazebo Holiday Market on Friday, November 18 and Saturday, November 19.

It's being held at the Chicago Cultural Center (78 East Washington Street) in the Sidney R. Yates Gallery on the fourth floor.

Friday's event, "Martinis and Mistletoe" is the Gazebo's preview cocktail party. The evening offers a first look at unique holiday gifts, jewelry, home decor and more. Guests will enjoy cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, music and raffle prizes while they shop. The Gallery will be transformed into a unique boutique shopping experience offering a broad selection of gifts for all ages, interests and budgets from more than 40 merchants from across the country.

Tickets to "Martinis and Mistletoe" $75 at the door. A portion of every purchase will be donated to the JLC's community projects dedicated to the empowerment of at-risk women and children in the Chicagoland area. Saturday, entrance to the Gazebo Holiday Market is free. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Merchandise Examples:
- Tiny Kreations - burp cloths, stroller blankets, and security blankets for children. The prices range from $7 for burp cloths to $70 for stroller blankets.

- Cake Plates women's dresses prices range from $300 and up.

- Antique Creations pieces will include Deco cufflinks, Victorian watches, necklaces, hairpins, and clip on earrings. The items are bound to bound up a familiar sense of nostalgia. Prices range from $20 to $100.

- K. Amato jewelry will display trend-based pieces handmade from a combination of 14-karat gold fill, 18-karat gold plated, and sterling silver with glass-based stones and Swarovski crystals ranging in price from $20 to $100. Celebrities such as Eva Longaria and Rachel Ray have worn K. Amato jewelry.

- Katherine Anne Confections premium handmade chocolate truffles and caramels. Priced from $9-$50.

About the Junior League of Chicago
The Junior League of Chicago (JLC) is a metropolitan organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. This year, more than 1,500 JLC members will contribute more than 200,000 hours of volunteer service annually for Chicago area projects that focus on at-risk families, especially women and children. The JLC reaches out to women of all races, religions and national origins who demonstrate an interest in and a commitment to voluntarism. The Junior League of Chicago is proudly celebrating 100 years of service to our community in 2011 and 2012. For more information about the Junior League of Chicago, visit www.jlchicago.org or call 312-664-4462.

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