December 2013

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
Game Birds
12:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ In the Meat department
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Game Birds
Saturday, December 7th
12:00 AM - 3:00 PM
In the Meat department, FREE

Surprise your guests serve something different this Christmas…maybe something a bit Christmas Carol-ish. No need to wear your camo jacket. Stop by our Meat department where they’ll have samples of game birds: Cornish hens, duck, pheasants, and goose if available! Don’t be scared, it will be delicious.

Sat
07
Gingerbread House Workshop
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ In the cafe
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Gingerbread House Workshop
Saturday, December 7th
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
In the cafe, Price of Gingerbread House ($19.99)

Ages: 4 – 12 (and parents & grandparents!)    

 

Decorating a Gingerbread House is a holiday tradition. Purchase a Gingerbread House from our Bakery and we’ll provide all the trimmings. Bring the kids to the café to decorate their assembled house to place on your holiday table. Sign up/call Customer Service by 12/2 to reserve a place in this popular class. 630-986-8500. Please indicate how many children you’re bringing. It’s OK to purchase one house per family.

Afterwards, have some hot cocoa and visit with Santa!

Sat
07
Santa's Visit
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ In the cafe
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Santa's Visit
Saturday, December 7th
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
In the cafe, FREE

Santa (Chuck) will return this year from the North Pole (or Crown Point, IN) to hear what our young and older boys and girls want for Christmas with a natural treat for everyone in his sleigh. Have some hot cocoa and cookies after you chat with Santa and parents, bring your cameras!

Tue
10
Cheese Nights: Create A Cheese Board
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ In the Specialty department
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Cheese Nights: Create A Cheese Board
Tuesday, December 10th
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
In the Specialty department, FREE

If you’re in need of some guidance for holiday entertaining, stop by any time from 6 – 7:30 where our in-house cheese mongers will show you to create a holiday Cheese Board.

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. 

Sat
14
Hinsdale Central High School’s Madrigal Singers
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ In the cafe
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Hinsdale Central High School’s Madrigal Singers
Saturday, December 14th
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
In the cafe, FREE

Not quite in the holiday spirit yet? This mini concert will get you in the mood. Under the direction of Jennifer Burkemper, HCHS’s highly select vocal a cappella ensemble performs in the fall and winter throughout the community. This is an amazing concert so don’t miss our local talent starting at noon.

There will be goodies to eat while you enjoy the music.

Sat
14
A Taste of the Holidays
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ In the café and around the store
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A Taste of the Holidays
Saturday, December 14th
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
In the café and around the store, FREE

Every department will be decked out featuring their holiday finest so enjoy holiday menu sampling while you listen to the holiday sounds of the Steve Cooper (mini) Orchestra playing your favorite holiday tunes. (It’s OK to sing along.) If you’d like to order for your Christmas or New Year’s dinner, our Holiday Table awaits you.

Gift Showcase: Our Whole Body department will show you how to make your own candy cane scented lotion, room spray, etc. for gifts using Aura Cacia Candy Cane essential oils and will be featuring a Gift Giving Showcase with gift ideas. Free wrapping with any gift purchase of $5 or more.

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. 

Sat
21
Holiday Tasting: Christmas
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Around the store
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Holiday Tasting: Christmas
Saturday, December 21st
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Around the store, FREE

Taste a selection from every department, sip wine, eat cookies, and do a little last minute holiday shopping while you listen to the holiday sounds of the

Canterbury Carollers from 12:30 – 2:30 pm. Stop by our Whole Body department for Chocolate Peppermint Stick Smoothies and our Meat department for a sample of our holiday roasts. Fa-la-la!

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
Brie & Bubbly
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ In the Specialty department
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Brie & Bubbly
Saturday, December 28th
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
In the Specialty department

Not sure what you’re toasting on New year’s Eve? Stop by our Specialty department for Brie and the bubbly stuff.

Also, our Meat department will be serving up appetizers.

Mon
30
New Year’s Eve Tasting: Sparkling & Caviar
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ In teh Seafood department
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New Year’s Eve Tasting: Sparkling & Caviar
Monday, December 30th
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
In teh Seafood department

Bring in the new year in style as you taste a sample of our blinis, caviar, and Champagne. We don’t fool around at WFM Hinsdale.

Have a happy and blessed New Year everyone!

Events At Nearby Stores

Lincoln Park 3-Day Kids’ Fall Cooking Camp (October 11, 18, 25)
Saturday, October 25th
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Lincoln Park's Cooking Classroom, $90 for all 3 days or $35 for one day

Saturday October 25th @11a
Lincoln Park 3-Day Kids’ Fall Cooking Camp (October 11, 18, 25)
Ages 8-13 
Hands-On, 4 hour class
$90 for all 3 days or $35 for one day
All participants will be shopping, prepping, cooking, eating and cleaning.  Most food is made from scratch and in season!  Today’s Fall menu will focus on CABBAGE, PEAR AND SWEET POTATO:  sweet and sour cabbage stew, poached pear tart,  sweet potato biscuits

Saturday October 25th @11a
Lincoln Park 3-Day Kids’ Fall Cooking Camp (October 11, 18, 25)
Ages 8-13 
Hands-On, 4 hour class

Trick-or-Treat with Whole Foods Market Northbrook!
Saturday, October 25th
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Store, FREE

Halloween’s coming early to Northbrook! We will be providing Spook-tacular bags to gather your goodies from around the store – with no artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners, or preservatives  ever! Come in your best costume for a chance to win a trick-or-treat basket that will make yours the favorite house on the block!

Halloween’s coming early to Northbrook!

Fall Favorites: A Taste of Autumn
Saturday, October 25th
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Gold Coast,

Spice, apples and pie- oh my! We've got you covered on everything autumn. Spend your Saturday trying our fresh seasonal offerings throughout the store. Try them all and you can register to win a $100 gift card.

Spice, apples and pie- oh my! We've got you covered on everything autumn. Spend your Saturday trying our fresh seasonal offerings throughout the store.