Chicago French Market December 2013 Events

Mondays through Fridays
Through December 20
8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Complimentary
March� de Noel

The March� de Noel is a holiday feature of the Chicago French Market. Nineteen rotating visiting artisans selling unique gift items will display and sell their wares daily from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Mondays through Fridays through December 20.

Modeled after French Christmas markets, March� de Noel provides a fantastic atmosphere and unique shopping options, not to mention the opportunity to find those gifts for everyone on your list.

The March� de Noel at the Chicago French Market also offers shoppers the opportunity to do all their holiday shopping in one location. Artists will sell jewelry, kids' items, wall decor, photographs, toys and many more gift options. A variety of new items will be featured at the Chicago French Market during this time as well.

The March� de Noel is believed to have begun in Dresden, Germany in 1434 under the reign of Fredrick II of Saxony. The March� de Noel first began in France in the city of Strasbourg where it is still held today. It has continued ever since in France and in many other cities throughout Europe.

Saturday, December 4
Lunch Hour Music
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Complimentary
Annealee Hooson

Annalee is a Jazz vocalist and guitarist keeping Jazz alive and pulsing all around Chicagoland. She performs a classic yet modern take on Jazz, Blues, and R&B that resonates the soul of any audience.

Annalee, who is a market favorite, captivates audiences of all ages with its effortless balance of old and new. Annalee comes to the Chicago French Market from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. , Saturday, December 4. You won't want to miss this performance, make sure to stop by and enjoy the sound.

Thursday December 5
Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread & Wine
Bites Tasting
3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Complimentary

Pastoral Artisan bites are on parade at our French Market location between 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. This is your chance to sample Pastoral's selection of perfectly prepared handmade appetizers, perfect for any holiday party!

Saturday December 7
Holiday Choir
12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Complimentary
Skinner Elementary School Choir

Join neighbors of the West Loop and Fulton River District, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Saturday, December 7, for its annual holiday event featuring the Skinner Elementary School Choir. It's an adorable way to get into the holiday spirit. The Skinner West Primary Chorus is comprised of second and third grade students. All the classes come together to give performances during the holiday season. They have performed annually at City Hall, Plumbers Hall, Block 37 Mall, C N A, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and other venues. The children sing songs about winter, Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa.

This event is sponsored by the West Loop Fulton River District Association Parents Group and the Chicago French Market.

Thursday December 12
Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread & Wine
Sparkling Wine Tasting
4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Complimentary

Find the perfect holiday bubbly at Pastoral! Enjoy a sparkling treat with Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread & Wine this holiday season. Pastoral is opening its cellars for a complimentary sampling of some of its favorite holiday bubbly. Let Pastoral help you find the ideal sparkling wine to get you in the holiday spirit. Wine samples will include: Champagne Gaston Chiquet 'Tradition', Furlan Prosecco, Illinois Sparkling Co. 'Brut', Jo Landron 'atmospheres' and Albert Bichot Cremant de Bourgogne Rose. What a treat!

Saturday December 14
Holiday Choir - LaSalle Language Academy
12 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Complimentary

The Chicago French Market welcomes the LaSalle Language

Contact: 

Kurman Communications, Inc.
Cindy Kurman or Lee Barrie
312-651-9000
kurmanstaff@kurman.com