Gorton Center - Lake Forest, IL - Kids Only Holiday Shop

Kids Only Holiday Shop

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Kids Only Holiday Shop

Wed, December 6, 2023
2:30 pm
- 6:00 pm

Shoppers at Kids Only Holiday Shop Event at Gorton Center


Wed, December 06, 2023 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm


$5 per kid


Gorton Center – Stuart Community Room

A community favorite, our Kids Only Holiday Shop allows children ages 4-10 to shop for their loved ones without mom or dad! Santa’s Helpers/Elves (high schoolers) will escort your child through the boutique, visiting local vendors and talented artisans who feature items $10 and under (and that includes tax). Elves will help your little one manage their money and purchases. Give your kids the gift of independence and let them experience the joy of giving by signing up to shop! Wonder Wrappers will be on hand to make sure each purchase is wrapped and ready for under-the-tree.

  • Please have your child bring a gift list indicating each person for whom they are to buy and how much to spend on each individual.
  • keep gift lists to 8 people max
  • a good guideline for budgeting is average$5-10 per person you are buying for.
  • shoppers should bring cash only in small bills for payment in a zip lock bag.
  • All items will be priced at $10 or less (including tax).
  • 2:30-3 pm is a special shopping time for kids with sensory needs only!
  • 3-6 pm are regular shopping hours
  • Please register and choose a 15-minute entry window

2023 Vendors:

If you are interested in being a vendor for this event, please contact Ann Wildman at ann@nullgortoncenter.org. Space is limited and vendors must be approved.

Please note: While your little ones shop, parents and caregivers should wait in the basement Card Room, which will be well-marked. Please do not leave this area-we rely on you being here so we can reunite you with your shopper!

Thank you to Kiwanis Club for your sponsorship!


Gorton Center will take and may use photos and videos from this event for its promotional purposes. Your attendance indicates your consent to the above.

There is no refund given for unused film or event tickets.


Wed, December 6, 2023
2:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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