December 2013

Sun
01
Holiday Table
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM @ Store
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Holiday Table
Sunday, December 1st
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Store

Our Holiday Table will return December 1 and run through December 22nd. Stop by to chat with our knowledgeable team members who will guide you through our famous menu to help you select a complete gourmet holiday meal, the perfect ham, or just some tasty sides to round out what you have planned.

Wed
04
Wine Wednesdays
5:00 PM @ Gaslight Bar
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Wine Wednesdays
Wednesday, December 4th
5:00 PM
Gaslight Bar

We are pouring a beautiful selection of wines in our wine bar, The Gaslight, and on Wednesday we do you one better by lowering the price by $1! Come in to discover some new vintages while relaxing in this cool and unexpected venue in the middle of our store.

Thu
05
Vitamix Road Show
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM @ Store
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Vitamix Road Show
Thursday, December 5th
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Store

Discover all that is the mighty Vitamix blender at this extended demonstration and tasting. During this event you will be able to purchase your own Vitamix for yourself or a killer gift, complete with a bonus package available only at Whole Foods Market

Thu
05
Whole Body Swap & Spa Night
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Whole Body
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Whole Body Swap & Spa Night
Thursday, December 5th
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Whole Body

Our Premium Body Care symbol is found on products that have met the strictest standards for quality sourcing, environmental impact, effectiveness, and safety. Bring in your conventional national brand shower gel or lotion and we will swap it out for a FREE comparable 365 Everyday Value gel or lotion. While you are here, meet some of the folks behind our Whole Body products, pick up a goody bag with some amazing samples and spend a little “me time” with us before the holidays get hectic.

Thu
05
Twitter Chat: Holiday Delights
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Holiday Delights
Thursday, December 5th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

What delights you during the holiday season? Cookies? Candies? ...Gifts? Join us to share ideas and recipes that will keep all your loved ones happy! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST. 

Sat
07
DIY Holiday with Etsy
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Store
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DIY Holiday with Etsy
Saturday, December 7th
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Store

We’ve partnered with the amazing online marketplace Etsy to help you get creative this holiday season. Join local artisans as they share their ideas for adorable, affordable, and unique ideas to personalize your holiday. Stations will be set up through the store, so be sure to come early to explore and create. From 12;00 noon until 3:00pm.

Tue
10
How To: Create Your Own Cheese Board
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Store
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How To: Create Your Own Cheese Board
Tuesday, December 10th
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Store

A well-made cheese board can be the centerpiece of your holiday spread. But what makes the best board? Our expert cheese mongers will share some of our finest cheeses and show you how to build a board that is cohesive, looks beautiful, and works with the wines you are serving. One lucky participant will take home our sample board! From 6:00PM until 7:30PM.

Wed
11
Community Support Day
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM @ Store
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Community Support Day
Wednesday, December 11th
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Store

Our store is so proud to support the amazing work of The Harbour. Shop at our store on this day when 5% of our net sales will be donated to this local organization dedicated to providing emergency shelter, transitional housing, and case management to homeless, locked-out, and runaway youth in the north and Northwest suburbs of Chicago.

Wed
11
Wine Wednesdays
5:00 PM @ Gaslight Bar
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Wine Wednesdays
Wednesday, December 11th
5:00 PM
Gaslight Bar

We are pouring a beautiful selection of wines in our wine bar, The Gaslight, and on Wednesday we do you one better by lowering the price by $1! Come in to discover some new vintages while relaxing in this cool and unexpected venue in the middle of our store.

Thu
12
Twitter Chat: Top Ten Wines for the Holiday Season
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Top Ten Wines for the Holiday Season
Thursday, December 12th
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Online, Free

No holiday celebration is complete without a few bottles of wine, so join in on the chat to discover our recommendations for the season! Buy a few ahead of time and taste and tweet with us through our favorites. See the list here: http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/wine Follow #WFMwine to join the conversation from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST. 

Thu
12
Easy Holiday Appetizers at The Library
7:00 PM @ The Park Ridge Library
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Easy Holiday Appetizers at The Library
Thursday, December 12th
7:00 PM
The Park Ridge Library, Free. Registration required through the library.

We’ll bring a little appetizer education to the library as we show you how to prepare headliners that will impress, made without any stress. Class includes our Holiday Giving Guide, recipes, and lots of tastes.

Sat
14
Gingerbread Workshop
12:00 PM @ Store
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Gingerbread Workshop
Saturday, December 14th
12:00 PM
Store, $19.99. Please register through Customer Service.

If you missed our November workshop here’s another chance to bring in the kids to create their very own Gingerbread House. Each house will be bagged and ready to take home to enjoy. We’ll provide the frosted gingerbread house and candy, you bring the creativity! Please register at customer service for your seating at 12:00, 1:00 or 2:00PM.

Sat
14
Holidays at Our Market
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Store
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Holidays at Our Market
Saturday, December 14th
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Store

We offer samples of our favorite items on our Holiday Menu giving you plenty of time to place your order for everything you need to make your holiday meal complete. Then visit throughout the store for more tastes and discover some hidden gems that will make perfect gifts for those on your holiday list. From 12:00 noon until 3:00pm.

Wed
18
Wine Wednesdays
5:00 PM @ Gaslight Bar
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Wine Wednesdays
Wednesday, December 18th
5:00 PM
Gaslight Bar

We are pouring a beautiful selection of wines in our wine bar, The Gaslight, and on Wednesday we do you one better by lowering the price by $1! Come in to discover some new vintages while relaxing in this cool and unexpected venue in the middle of our store.

Thu
19
Twitter Chat: Cooking for the Holiday
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Cooking for the Holiday
Thursday, December 19th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

It's almost time for the big feast! Whether you're looking for a main course, sumptious sides or delicious desserts you're sure to find it during our chat. Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST. 

Wed
25
Merry Christmas!
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM @ everywhere!
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Merry Christmas!
Wednesday, December 25th
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
everywhere!

Our store will be closed today. We send warmest holiday wishes to our Team Members, our customers and all of our families.

Thu
26
Twitter Chat: 2013 Remembered
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: 2013 Remembered
Thursday, December 26th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

It's hard to believe that another year has come and gone. Join us to chat about ways to remember what's passed and ideas for celebrating what's to come! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST. 

Sat
28
Just Add Party - Holiday Sparklers and More!
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Store
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Just Add Party - Holiday Sparklers and More!
Saturday, December 28th
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Store

We end the year on a high note with a storewide party offering some great ideas to throw your own “Party of the Year.” We will sample a lovely selection of sparklers in our Wine Bar, offer some interesting pairings on cheese and wines, and have appetizers to taste sprinkled through each department.

Events At Nearby Stores

Bedding Drive for Beds Plus Care
Saturday, April 19th
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
In the entry way, Donation

One of the biggest needs that our community partner Bed Plus faces is having enough bedding for their homeless shelter in west suburban Cook County.

Since during Earth Month, we’re re-using and recycling, we’re asking our customers to donate bedding in good condition (or new) to offset their needs.

They need: twin sheets (sets or single), standard pillowcases, and twin-sized washable blankets.

For more info or to volunteer, visit http://beds-plus.org/

One of the biggest needs that our community partner Bed Plus faces is having enough bedding for their homeless shelter in west suburban Cook County.

Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 19th
8:00 AM
Deerfield, Complimentary

Jump on over to the Deerfield store today at 8:00am for our first Easter Egg Hunt.  Kids ages 1-10 will be able to hunt for some fun filled eggs throughout the store.  If you’re lucky and find a golden egg, you’re in for a hoppin’ good prize—a Whole Foods Market gift basket!  You’ll want to stick around for a photo opportunity with the Easter Bunny after the egg hunt too!

Jump on over to the Deerfield store today at 8:00am for our first Easter Egg Hunt.  Kids ages 1-10 will be able to hunt for some fun filled eggs throughout the store.  If you’re lucky and find a g

Earth Month Kid's Club
Saturday, April 19th
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Gold Coast, Free

Stop by our Cafe (freshly taken over by a garden), bring the kids, and plant a small container garden. Supplies wil be available throughout the hour. Refreshments for both kids and parents will be available. Space is limited. Please call 312-932-9600 to register.

Stop by our Cafe (freshly taken over by a garden), bring the kids, and plant a small container garden. Supplies wil be available throughout the hour.