December 2014

Tue
02
Holiday Hostess Demonstration
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Whole Lifestyle Center
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Holiday Hostess Demonstration
Tuesday, December 2nd
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Whole Lifestyle Center, Free

Are you hosting the holidays this year? Come watch our Healthy Eating Specialists create and demonstrate simple and tasty holiday dishes. Visit us in the store and drop by our Health Starts Here booth to sample and snag some great holiday recipes! Cost: Free

Wed
03
After Work Wednesdays
12:00 AM - 2:00 AM @ Engine Room Bar
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After Work Wednesdays
Wednesday, December 3rd
12:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Engine Room Bar, Varies

Because we could all use a drink. Celebrate making it past the mid-week hump with bar bite specials, carefully curated cocktails (for just five bucks!), and perfectly poured wines. Cost: Varies 

Thu
04
Twitter Chat: Wines for the Holidays
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Wines for the Holidays
Thursday, December 4th
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
06
Gingerbread House Workshop
10:00 AM @ Whole Lifestyle Center
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Gingerbread House Workshop
Saturday, December 6th
10:00 AM
Whole Lifestyle Center, 19.99

There is no better way to celebrate the holidays than by decorating your own gingerbread house. Our expert bakers will be on-hand with tricks of the trade, and you can let your creativity run wild. Sign up in advance at the Customer Service desk, this event fills up quickly! Cost: $19.99 (includes gingerbread house, royal icing, and candy decorations) 

Sun
07
PlantStrong™ Brunch
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM @ Whole Lifestyle Center
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PlantStrong™ Brunch
Sunday, December 7th
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Whole Lifestyle Center, $8

If you have been a 28 Day Challenger or just looking for healthier options, this is the brunch for you! Check out our menu in the Whole Lifestyle Center window. Sign up in advance at the Customer Service desk, this brunch fills up quickly. Cost: $8   

Sun
07
Chicago House Giving Tree
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market, South Loop
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Chicago House Giving Tree
Sunday, December 7th
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Whole Foods Market, South Loop, Free

Take a moment to help Chicagoans in need. Pick up an item or two from our Chicago House Giving Tree and donate these simple items to someone who truly needs it. You feel good when you do good! 

Tue
09
Cheese Night: Alpine Cheeses
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Specialty Department
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Cheese Night: Alpine Cheeses
Tuesday, December 9th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Specialty Department , Free

Head to our Specialty Department for an intro to cheeses from the Alps. Our Certified Cheese Professional Matt will be on hand with expert advice and delicious samples of cheeses like gruyere, comté, and more. Cost: Free

Wed
10
After Work Wednesdays
12:00 AM - 2:00 AM @ Engine Room Bar
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After Work Wednesdays
Wednesday, December 10th
12:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Engine Room Bar, Varies

Because we could all use a drink. Celebrate making it past the mid-week hump with bar bite specials, carefully curated cocktails (for just five bucks!), and perfectly poured wines. Cost: Varies 

Thu
11
Twitter Chat: Spectacular Entertaining
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Spectacular Entertaining
Thursday, December 11th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

From large celebrations to comforting dinners and small cocktail soirees, the holiday season is THE time for entertaining. Join us on Twitter from 6pm - 7pm CST to swap recipes, ideas, and more. Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation.

Sat
13
Holiday Tasting: Party Perfect
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market, South Loop
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Holiday Tasting: Party Perfect
Saturday, December 13th
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Whole Foods Market, South Loop, Free

‘Tis the season for hosting and attending all the parties. We’re making it easy on you by sampling all of our favorite party perfect items. You can do it all, but you don’t have to. Place your order at the Holiday Table so you can take time to share the cheer! Cost: Free

Sat
13
Holiday Gifting Class: DIY Body Scrubs
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM @ Whole Lifestyle Center
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Holiday Gifting Class: DIY Body Scrubs
Saturday, December 13th
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Whole Lifestyle Center, $5 per scrub or $20 for 5 scrubs (includes mason jar, materials, bow & gift tag)

Looking for a homemade gift for your favorite gal pals? Head to our Lifestyle Center for DIY class where we will have all of the materials to make sea salt & sugar scrubs for you to take home as gifts. Seating is limited; sign up in advance at the Customer Service desk.

Cost: $5 per scrub or $20 for 5 scrubs (includes mason jar, materials, bow & gift tag)

Sat
13
How to Grow Your Hair Faster with Naturalicious
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Whole Body Department
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How to Grow Your Hair Faster with Naturalicious
Saturday, December 13th
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Whole Body Department , Free

Are you not achieving the length or thickness you want with your hair? Are you experiencing continuous breakage or shedding? Come find out the dos and donts of maximum hair growth at this fun, intereactive workshop presented by Gwen Jimmere of Naturalicious. Learn how to grow your hair, retain your length and stop breakage in its tracks. This free, interactive workshop will be entertaining, informative and fun. Sign up in advance at the Customer Service desk, seating is limited, and this will be a popular class! Cost: Free

Saturday, December 13th, Demo 1-3pm, Class/lecture 3-5pm

Sun
14
Kids Ornament Making
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Whole Lifestyle Center
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Kids Ornament Making
Sunday, December 14th
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Whole Lifestyle Center, Free

Get the kiddos out of the house and give them something to do! Stop by our holiday crafting table in the Whole Lifestyle Center for an easy DIY ornament craft project, best suited for ages 3-10. Cost: Free

Tue
16
Homemade Holiday Series: Healthier Appetizers
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Whole Lifestyle Center
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Homemade Holiday Series: Healthier Appetizers
Tuesday, December 16th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Whole Lifestyle Center, $15

Need help planning your Holiday Party? Join us for a whole – food approach where you will learn ideas to inspire a few items to incorporate into your traditional holiday meal.  A rich, colorful and seasonal menu will leave you and your guests satisfied. Seating is limited; sign up in advance at the Customer Service desk.

Cost: $15

Wed
17
After Work Wednesdays
12:00 AM - 2:00 AM @ Engine Room Bar
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After Work Wednesdays
Wednesday, December 17th
12:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Engine Room Bar, Varies

Because we could all use a drink. Celebrate making it past the mid-week hump with bar bite specials, carefully curated cocktails (for just five bucks!), and perfectly poured wines. Cost: Varies 

Wed
17
Make & Take Series: Crafts & Cocktails
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market, South Loop Cafe
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Make & Take Series: Crafts & Cocktails
Wednesday, December 17th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Whole Foods Market, South Loop Cafe , Free to Participate

Take a night to unwind and get your craft on. Grab a cocktail at the Engine Room bar (they’re just five bucks on Wednesday!), and join us for a simple holiday craft. We’ll supply all the materials and instruction, just bring yourself and a gal pal or two! Please sign up in advance at the Customer Service desk to reserve your spot. Cost: Free

Thu
18
Wine & Cheese Pairings 101
6:00 PM @ Whole Lifestyle Center
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Wine & Cheese Pairings 101
Thursday, December 18th
6:00 PM
Whole Lifestyle Center, $10

Holiday wine and cheese pairings, made simple. Wine expert Simon and Cheesemonger Ryan will guide you through four different perfect pairings, just in time for the holidays. Sign up in advance at the Customer Service desk, this is a popular class! Cost: $10

Thu
18
Twitter Chat: Cooking for the Holidays
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Cooking for the Holidays
Thursday, December 18th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

It's almost time for the second big feast of the holiday season! 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. 

Fri
19
Brew + View: Elf
6:30 PM @ En
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Brew + View: Elf
Friday, December 19th
6:30 PM
En, Free to Participate

Gather ‘round the Engine Room bar for delicious beverages and snacks while we screen that new holiday classic, Elf. The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear! Cost: Free (seating is limited)

Sat
20
Sod Room Presents: Vamos A Jugar! A Spanish Playdate!
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Whole Lifestyle Center
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Sod Room Presents: Vamos A Jugar! A Spanish Playdate!
Saturday, December 20th
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Whole Lifestyle Center, Free

Our friends from Totus Lingua will be on hand to offer a demo class showcasing their gentle immersion techniques taught by native Spanish speakers. Your child's attention will be captured through laughs, melodies, colorful materials and personal interaction that makes learning a second language fun! Vamos! Class is best for ages 3-6. For more information visit www.SodRoom.com or www.TotusLingua.com.

Sun
21
Gift Wrap for Greater Chicago Food Depository
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Whole Lifestyle Center
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Gift Wrap for Greater Chicago Food Depository
Sunday, December 21st
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Whole Lifestyle Center, Suggested Donation

Take one thing off your list. We’ll be offering kraft paper gift wrapping for a donation to the Greater Chicago Food Depository. Limit 3 gifts per person. Cost: Suggested donation to the Greater Chicago Food Depository

Wed
24
After Work Wednesdays
12:00 AM - 2:00 AM @ Engine Room Bar
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After Work Wednesdays
Wednesday, December 24th
12:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Engine Room Bar, Varies

Because we could all use a drink. Celebrate making it past the mid-week hump with bar bite specials, carefully curated cocktails (for just five bucks!), and perfectly poured wines. Cost: Varies 

Sat
27
Fondue & Champagne
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market, South Loop
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Fondue & Champagne
Saturday, December 27th
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Whole Foods Market, South Loop, Free

Get ready for a sparkly New Year’s Eve with the best sparklers and fondue! We’ll be sampling our tasty fondue with our favorite sparkling wines and champagnes in the Specialty Department. Cost: Free

Wed
31
Sparklers for the New Year
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market, South Loop
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Sparklers for the New Year
Wednesday, December 31st
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Whole Foods Market, South Loop, Free

Last call for the perfect bottle of bubbly for the New Year! We’ll be sampling our picks for the evening, perfect for your party. Cost: Free

Events At Nearby Stores

12 Beers of Christmas
Monday, December 22nd
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Sauganash, Free

Cheers!  Let’s raise a glass… to amazing seasonal beers!  Join us in our Specialty department where we and some of our fantastic vendors will be sampling holiday and winter beers.  You can also ask our experts about perfect pairings for any get-together.

Cheers!  Let’s raise a glass… to amazing seasonal beers!  Join us in our Specialty department where we and some of our fantastic vendors will be sampling holiday and winter beers.  You can also as

12 Beers of Christmas
Tuesday, December 23rd
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Sauganash, Free

Cheers!  Let’s raise a glass… to amazing seasonal beers!  Join us in our Specialty department where we and some of our fantastic vendors will be sampling holiday and winter beers.  You can also ask our experts about perfect pairings for any get-together.

Cheers!  Let’s raise a glass… to amazing seasonal beers!  Join us in our Specialty department where we and some of our fantastic vendors will be sampling holiday and winter beers.  You can also as

Bubbles Academy Music for Kids
Wednesday, December 24th
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
1550 Stage, Free!

Join us every Wednesday and Thursday morning for some rock'n good times with our neighbors from Bubbles Academy!

Join us every Wednesday and Thursday morning for some rock'n good times with our neighbors from Bubbles Academy!