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Holiday Sip and Shop

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Schedule and location

Friday, November 8, 2019
5:00 to 9:00 p.m. Event 
5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Patricia Locke Trunk Show
Visitor Center and The Arboretum Store 

Toast the start of the holiday season with a wine and spirits tasting and holiday shopping event. Browse art from local artisans, get inspiration for holiday hosting and gifting, savor seasonal bites perfectly paired with more than 60 wines and spirits, and shop The Arboretum Store.

Enjoy a Patricia Locke trunk show featuring her latest jewelry designs. Watch demonstrations featuring mixology and holiday decorating, as well as spectacular holiday tablescapes created by the Arboretum's botanical designers.

Make a purchase at The Arboretum Store during the event and receive an opportunity to be entered in a drawing for a pair of Patricia Locke earrings and other gifts.

Stock up on your favorite wine and spirits and enjoy a 10% discount on all case purchases. Feel good about your purchases as our wine and spirits partner, Famous Liquors, will donate 10% of all sales to The Morton Arboretum.


Demonstration Schedule

Chocolate Inspirations: 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Learn how to make Champagne salted caramel chocolate truffles and wine hot chocolate flights. Presented by Chocolate Inspirations.
Festive Floral & Greenery Arrangements: 6:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Learn to incorporate seasonal flowers and greenery from your own backyard in seasonal decorations, perfectly paired with items from The Arboretum Store.

Participating Vendors

Eclectic Redesigns by Julie Marie
Handmade jewelry made with love and attention to detail from recycled metals and found objects with a unique and casual bohemian style.
Barb Beckman Art Glass 
Three dimensional prismatic reflective glass wall art based on the natural landscape that creates an interactive experience of movement and light.
Devon Di lorio, Pyrographic artist and Calligrapher
A self-taught calligrapher and pyrographic artist  influenced by nature, Devon takes the art of calligraphy and the elements of birch bark to create a unique and natural piece of art.
Practical Girl Designs by Brooke Bartlett
Hand-chiseled granite and marble serving slabs, cutting boards, and cheese boards.  Each piece is fully sealed, placed on a lazy susan and adorned with decorative hardware.  Save prepare, display, defrost, enjoy!  Perfect for holiday entertaining!

Don't forget about Arboretum membership as gifts!
Beginning on November 1, Morton Arboretum members receive a $10 discount on all new one-year membership gift purchases.

Fees and admission

Member: $45.00

Nonmember: $50.00

Please note: Admission is complimentary for those who only wish to shop and don't want to partake in demonstrations and the wine, spirits, and food tasting.

*This is a 21 and over event.  No one under the age of 21 will be permitted into the event.


Registration information

BY PHONE: 630-725-2066, Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

IN PERSON: Stop by the Visitor Center during open hours

Online ticket sales are closed. Tickets may be available at the door. 

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