December 2013

Wed
04
Holiday-Matic Indie Photobooth
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Galleria
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Holiday-Matic Indie Photobooth
Wednesday, December 4th
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Galleria, $30 session fee, Reservations recommended

Whole Foods Market is excited to partner with Photomaton Custom Photo Booths to help you create a unique holiday card! Photomaton will create a holiday set in our store to take photos of you, your families and friends, for a $30 session fee. Each session includes guided poses from a professional photographer and TEN on-site 4x6 prints of your favorite image (with additional print packages available to order) Additionally, $5 from each session will be donated to the St. Louis Area Foodbank to help feed hungry families in the St. Louis area. To make reservations please call 314.968.7744 or sign up at our Customer Service desk. For more information about Photomaton visit http://customphotomaton.com/holiday-matic

Thu
05
Jazz St. Louis’ JazzU Youth Musician Performances
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Galleria
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Jazz St. Louis’ JazzU Youth Musician Performances
Thursday, December 5th
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Galleria, Free, Reservations not required

Whole Foods Market is excited to partner with Jazz St. Louis to help “promote, present and preserve jazz in the greater St. Louis area through performance, education and outreach activities that build youth and adult audiences for jazz.” Jazz St. Louis’ JazzU program is a competitive program that selects emerging musicians from a pool of applicants. These young musicians will perform in our store on select Thursday evenings in December (12/5, 12/12, & 12/19) to share their talent and love of jazz with all of us.

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
Gingerbread House Workshop
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Whole Foods Market Galleria
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Gingerbread House Workshop
Saturday, December 7th
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Whole Foods Market Galleria, $19.99 per house (includes house, icing and decorating materials). Reservations required.

For many, gingerbread houses epitomize family togetherness during the holidays. Continue the tradition with your loved ones at our how-to-workshop. We’ll provide the gingerbread house, icing and candy – you bring the creativity!  All ages welcome. To make reservations, call 314.968.7744 or sign up at our Customer Service desk. 

Sat
07
The Giving Tree: Voices for Children store visit
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Galleria
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The Giving Tree: Voices for Children store visit
Saturday, December 7th
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Galleria, Free, Reservations not required

At Whole Foods Market, our business is intimately tied to the community in which we live and serve. This year’s Giving Tree will benefit abused and neglected children in St. Louis, ages newborn to 21, served by Voices for Children. Customers and Team Members have the opportunity to select an ornament from the tree and purchase at least one of the suggested items. See the ornaments for more details and help the Voices for Children kids by creating holiday bounties in their lives! All gifts need to be returned to our store by Sunday, December 9th. For more information about Voices for Children visit: http://www.voices-stl.org/

Sat
07
One Dime at a Time recipient’s store visit: Rebuilding Together St. Louis
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Galleria
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One Dime at a Time recipient’s store visit: Rebuilding Together St. Louis
Saturday, December 7th
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Galleria, Free, Reservations not required

Reuse a grocery bag at Whole Foods Market stores and we give you back 10₵. You have the option to take that off your bill, or donate it to a local nonprofit organization. Between October 1, 2013 and December 31, 2013 donations made at Whole Foods Market - Galleria in Brentwood benefit Rebuilding Together St. Louis. As an affiliate of a national volunteer organization, the mission of Rebuilding Together St. Louis is to bring volunteers and communities together to improve the homes and live of low income, elderly and disabled homeowners. They also renew neighborhoods by rebuilding community centers, playgrounds and other community projects. Meet them at our store, learn all about their program and maybe walk away with a volunteer opportunity! For information about Rebuilding Together St. Louis visit: http://www.rebuildingtogether-stl.org/

Tue
10
Cheese Night: DIY Cheese Board
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market Galleria, Specialty Department
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Cheese Night: DIY Cheese Board
Tuesday, December 10th
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Galleria, Specialty Department, Free, Reservation’s not required

Feeling daunted about holiday entertaining? There’s no need! Whole Foods Market now employs more Certified Cheese Professionals (CCPs) than any other retailer and we want to share our passion with you! Just in time for the holidays, join us for our first Cheese Night where we will focus on helping you create your very own cheese board. Samples, suggestions and of course cheese abound. 

Wed
11
Holiday-Matic Indie Photobooth
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Galleria
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Holiday-Matic Indie Photobooth
Wednesday, December 11th
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Galleria, $30 session fee, Reservations recommended

Whole Foods Market is excited to partner with Photomaton Custom Photo Booths to help you create a unique holiday card! Photomaton will create a holiday set in our store to take photos of you, your families and friends, for a $30 session fee. Each session includes guided poses from a professional photographer and TEN on-site 4x6 prints of your favorite image (with additional print packages available to order) Additionally, $5 from each session will be donated to the St. Louis Area Foodbank to help feed hungry families in the St. Louis area. To make reservations please call 314.968.7744 or sign up at our Customer Service desk. For more information about Photomaton visit http://customphotomaton.com/holiday-matic

Thu
12
Jazz St. Louis’ JazzU Youth Musician Performances
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Galleria
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Jazz St. Louis’ JazzU Youth Musician Performances
Thursday, December 12th
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Galleria, Free, Reservations not required

Whole Foods Market is excited to partner with Jazz St. Louis to help “promote, present and preserve jazz in the greater St. Louis area through performance, education and outreach activities that build youth and adult audiences for jazz.” Jazz St. Louis’ JazzU program is a competitive program that selects emerging musicians from a pool of applicants. These young musicians will perform in our store on select Thursday evenings in December (12/5, 12/12, & 12/19) to share their talent and love of jazz with all of us.

Thu
12
Jazz St. Louis’ JazzU Youth Musician Performances
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Galleria
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Jazz St. Louis’ JazzU Youth Musician Performances
Thursday, December 12th
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Galleria, Free, Reservations not required

Whole Foods Market is excited to partner with Jazz St. Louis to help “promote, present and preserve jazz in the greater St. Louis area through performance, education and outreach activities that build youth and adult audiences for jazz.” Jazz St. Louis’ JazzU program is a competitive program that selects emerging musicians from a pool of applicants. These young musicians will perform in our store on select Thursday evenings in December (12/5, 12/12, & 12/19) to share their talent and love of jazz with all of us.

Sat
14
Gingerbread House Workshop
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Whole Foods Market Galleria
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Gingerbread House Workshop
Saturday, December 14th
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Whole Foods Market Galleria, $19.99 per house (includes house, icing and decorating materials). Reservations required.

For many, gingerbread houses epitomize family togetherness during the holidays. Continue the tradition with your loved ones at our how-to-workshop. We’ll provide the gingerbread house, icing and candy – you bring the creativity!  All ages welcome. To make reservations, call 314.968.7744 or sign up at our Customer Service desk. 

Sat
14
Dungeness Crab Cracking Event
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Galleria, Seafood Department
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Dungeness Crab Cracking Event
Saturday, December 14th
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Galleria, Seafood Department, Free, Reservation’s not required

It’s time to celebrate Dungeness Crab season! Stop by the cracking table in our Seafood department for this one-day-only event. We will crack, clean and wrap our fully cooked (never frozen), United States wild-caught crabs just for you…while supplies last!

Sun
15
Christmas Menu Tasting Event
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Galleria
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Christmas Menu Tasting Event
Sunday, December 15th
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Galleria, Free, Reservations not required

Please join us to taste items from our Holiday Menu that are sure to please your entire family. Team Members will be available throughout the store to offer samples and suggestions, help you plan and ensure that there’s something for everyone. Let us do the cooking so you can take care of the entertaining, we don’t mind. 

Thu
19
Jazz St. Louis’ JazzU Youth Musician Performances
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Galleria
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Jazz St. Louis’ JazzU Youth Musician Performances
Thursday, December 19th
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Galleria, Free, Reservations not required

Whole Foods Market is excited to partner with Jazz St. Louis to help “promote, present and preserve jazz in the greater St. Louis area through performance, education and outreach activities that build youth and adult audiences for jazz.” Jazz St. Louis’ JazzU program is a competitive program that selects emerging musicians from a pool of applicants. These young musicians will perform in our store on select Thursday evenings in December (12/5, 12/12, & 12/19) to share their talent and love of jazz with all of us.

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. 

Fri
27
New Year’s Eve Party Planning Tasting Event
12:00 AM - 3:00 AM @ Whole Foods Market Galleria
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New Year’s Eve Party Planning Tasting Event
Friday, December 27th
12:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Whole Foods Market Galleria, Free, Reservations not required

Please join us to taste items from our Holiday Menu that are sure to please members of your party, or the host of one you plan to attend. Team Members will be available throughout the store to talk about your plans, help you make decisions so there’s something for everyone, and answer any questions you may have. Let us do the cooking so you can take care of the celebration. 

Sun
29
Holiday Light Recycling: St. Louis Green
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM @ Whole Foods Market Galleria
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Holiday Light Recycling: St. Louis Green
Sunday, December 29th
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market Galleria, Free, Reservations not required

Reduce landfill waste AND spread holiday cheer. In partnership with St. Louis Green, you can donate your broken or unwanted holiday lights at our store now through January 12, 2014. Last year, St. Louis Green was able to divert 117,000 lbs. of holiday lights, so their goal of this year’s drive is to divert 136,000 lbs. of holiday lights from local landfills. Let’s help them reach that goal!

Events At Nearby Stores

Meet our One Dime at a Time Recipient: Arthritis Foundation
Saturday, December 20th
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Whole Foods Market - Town & Country, Free

Noon – 3pm, Free, Reservations not required

Whole Foods Market gives 10 cents per bag to customers who re-use their own shopping bags for their purchased groceries. This program reduces our impact on the environment and now supports local non-profit groups. Throughout October, November, and December, customers will have the choice to accept their cash refund or donate the cash back to our store’s chosen nonprofit organization, the Arthritis Foundation. The Arthritis Foundation’s mission is to improve lives through leadership in the prevention, control and care of arthritis and related diseases and to free the world of arthritis pain. Meet a representative from the Arthritis Foundation in our store today, or for additional information, go to http://www.arthritis.org/.

Noon – 3pm, Free, Reservations not required

Pizza with Santa
Saturday, December 20th
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Town and Country, Free

Saturday, December 20

Pizza with Santa

Noon - 2pm, Free, Reservations not required

Kids, come to our Kids Club Activity Area anytime between noon and 2 pm and spend some time with Santa. All the kids that come to see this special guy will receive a holiday treat as well as a sample of our cheese pizza. They will also spin the prize wheel to receive a fun prize!

Saturday, December 20

Pizza with Santa

Noon - 2pm, Free, Reservations not required

Beers and Chips for Cheer with Crown Valley Brewing
Saturday, December 20th
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Town and Country, Free

Saturday, December 6 and December 20

Beers and Chips for Cheer

1 – 3pm, Free, Reservations not required

Get to know two fantastic local breweries and sample their delicious beers. On December 6, sample the regular and seasonal offerings from 4-Hands Brewing, and on December 20, taste Crown Valley Brewing’s regular and seasonal selection. Local company, Billy Goat Chips will join each tasting so you can sample their legendary, hand selected, sliced, and seasoned potato chips. Each and every potato chip is hand-made with all natural ingredients, heart healthy canola oil, no MSG, no preservatives, and they are gluten free!

Saturday, December 6 and December 20