2016 Winter Wonderwalk and Holiday Boutique


December 8-10 

Click here for a Campus Parking Map 

Click here for a PDF version of our full invitation  

Join us on Thursday, December 8 for our Preview Party - "Let it Snow" from 5:30pm - 8:30pm.  Mark your calendar for this holiday party and you will have the opportunity to be the first to shop the exciting Holiday Boutique merchandise!  Cocktails and hor d'oeuvres will be served.  Casual, cocktail or business attire.

Boutique: Thursday, Friday and Saturday

Housewalk: Friday  

The Plaid Café  : Friday and Saturday - join us for lunch or a quick snack while you shop! Located on the Upper Level, the café   features delicious creations from Chef Fredy. 

Hansa Coffee Outpost: Friday and Saturday - stop for a cup of coffee - a special brew just for Woodlands.

Special Saturday only events: 

  • Pop-Up Alley - New vendors in the Garden Level
  • Men's Fashion Show: "Outfit Your Gent for the Business Casual World" - 11:00am - featuring styles from J. McLaughlin and accessories from other WWW Boutique Vendors.

Proceeds from this event will benefit the students of Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart.  

Tickets are not refundable.


Friday, December 9, 2016

As part of Chicago’s historic North Shore, the estates and homes of Lake Forest and Lake Bluff represent the best of architectural design from the past and present day.

This year, we bring you four magnificent private homes uniquely dressed for the holidays, open for interior viewing only to those on the Woodlands Academy Winter Wonderwalk.  The addresses will be revealed in your Housewalk Program, which will include a map of the locations.

Guests are to drive themselves to all of the homes.


Thursday, Friday & Saturday

Over 50 exciting vendors, many of whom are new to us this year, will display their wares on December 8-10 in the Gloria Dei Center on the campus of Woodlands Academy. A Mens' Fashion Show is featured on Saturday, as well as our Pop-Up Alley, introducing some new, one-day only vendors.

Click here to see a list of participating vendors - many NEW vendors!  

Click here to sign-up for our Tree & Wreath Project  


Thursday, December 8, 2016     

Ticket pickup at Gloria Dei Center on Woodlands Academy Campus 5:00pm-8:30pm
"Let it Snow" Preview Party at Gloria Dei Center   5:30pm-8:30pm
Boutique Shopping at Gloria Dei Center  5:30pm-8:30pm  

Friday, December 9, 2016 

Ticket pickup at Gloria Dei Center on Woodlands Academy Campus 8:30am-2:00pm
Housewalk Tours 10:00am-3:00pm
Boutique Shopping at Gloria Dei Center  8:30am-5:00pm
The Plaid Cafe & Hansa Coffee Outpost 9:00am-2:00pm

Saturday, December 10, 2016  

Boutique Shopping at Gloria Dei Center 10:00am-2:30pm
Boutique - Presenting New Pop-Up Vendors in Garden Level & FREE Lectures 10:00am-2:30pm
The Plaid Cafe & Hansa Coffee Outpost 10:00am-2:00pm

Boutique Shopping, Will Call Housewalk Ticket pickup and the Preview Party will be at the Gloria Dei Center on the Woodlands Academy campus.  Tickets are not refundable. 

These early bird prices are good until December 1, 2016.

Ticket Bundle: Preview Party, Housewalk Ticket & 3-Day Boutique Shopping Pass
Housewalk Ticket & 2-Day Boutique Shopping Pass (Friday & Saturday) $55
Preview Party & 3-Day Boutique Shopping Pass $30
Boutique 2-day Shopping Pass

Volunteer Ticket Bundle - Must be an active Winter Wonderwalk Volunteer $50


 1st Prize

 Luxury fur coat for her from McElroy Furs

2nd Prize

Chicago Sports Teams Bundle:
      Three Chicago Blackhawk Tickets for December 18, 2016 game
      Four Chicago White Sox Tickets (TBD)
      Four Chicago Cubs Tickets (TBD)

Sports Raffle Sponsored by: 
      Nicholas T. Gialamas (Maggie ’13 and Hannah ’17)
      Forest Financial Group, Inc.


Also, luxury gift baskets!

Winner need not be present. 

Click here to purchase Housewalk, Boutique and raffle tickets 

Click here to visit the new Winter Wonderwalk website







Winter Wonderwalk

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Invite Your Friends to the Winter Wonderwalk!