Events

Holiday Sip and Shop

Kick off the holiday season with the Holiday Sip and Shop event at The Arboretum Store.

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Toast the start of the holiday season with a wine and spirits tasting and a holiday shopping event at The Arboretum Store.

Attendees will get to sample seasonal wines and spirits while shopping for friends and family. The event ticket purchase includes unlimited 1-ounce pours of wine and spirits from over 75 choices and admission to holiday-themed, artisanal demonstrations taking place throughout the night.

The Arboretum Store’s seasonal displays will be complimented by selected vendors and will also feature a trunk show by designer Patricia Locke. Additionally, every purchase of $100 or more in The Arboretum Store will be entered into a raffle to win a pair of Patricia Locke’s artfully-crafted earrings.

Wine for the event is provided by Famous Liquors. Attendees can pre-order their favorite wines to be picked up at Famous Liquors’ Forest Park location, or to be shipped to a home for a nominal fee. Ten percent of all wine and spirit purchases will be donated to The Morton Arboretum. Stock up on your favorites and enjoy a ten percent discount on all case purchases.

This year’s Holiday Sip and Shop will be the last opportunity to purchase The Morton Arboretum’s Centennial wines—Centennial White Blend, Centennial Red Blend, and Centennial Sparkling Brut.

Find out more about the event and take notes on your favorite wines with the Sip and Shop Program.

Event entry times include 5:00 p.m. or 7:00 p.m.. An entry time must be chosen at the time of ticket purchase. General Sip and Shop tickets include unlimited 1-oz wine samples and demonstrations throughout the evening. Local artisans will be present throughout the event space and The Arboretum Store will be open.

Designated Driver tickets include everything in the General Sip and Shop ticket except the reusable wine glass and wine samples.

The Ginkgo Café will be open for additional food and beverage purchases.

Ticket purchasers must be 21 years or older and present a valid I.D. at check-in. 

Participating Vendors

Eclectic Redesign Jewelry

Practical Girl Designs

The Bada Creative

Demonstrations

5:30 p.m., Festive Floral and Greenery Arrangements, presented by Bridget Bittman

Learn how to incorporate flowers and greenery into your seasonal decor, perfectly paired with household items and pieces from The Arboretum Store.

6:20 p.m., Charcuterie Entertaining, presented by Brooke Bartlett

Demystify the art of elegant yet simple entertaining. Join Brooke Bartlett, owner of Practical Girl Designs, for a delicious tutorial on the recent culinary craze of charcuterie and grazing boards. She will demonstrate techniques on preparation, portion planning, arrangement, and design for visually appealing color and texture.

7:10 p.m., Charcuterie Entertaining, presented by Brooke Barlett

Demystify the art of elegant yet simple entertaining. Join Brooke Bartlett, owner of Practical Girl Designs, for a delicious tutorial on the recent culinary craze of charcuterie and grazing boards. She will demonstrate techniques on preparation, portion planning, arrangement, and design for visually appealing color and texture.

Order Wine

After you sip, stop over to the Famous Liquors table and pre-order your favorite wines. Ten percent of all sales will be donated back to The Morton Arboretum.

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