42ND ANNUAL CONVENTION

2022 Chicago, Illinois

When:Tuesday-Saturday, July 26-30, 2022
Where:The Westin Chicago Lombard, 70 Yorktown Center, Lombard, Illinois
Theme:ChicaGLOW: Christmas in a whole new Light!
Hosts:Carrie Polales Sansing and Sam Eagan
Contact:2022Chicago@GoldenGlow.org

The City of Big Shoulders welcomes you to the 42nd Annual Golden Glow of Christmas Past Convention – ChicaGLOW: Christmas in a whole new Light! An extravaganza of festivities, fun, education, and all things antique and vintage Christmas awaits you! Whether you have attended a Golden Glow Convention in the past or if this is your first, we have a memorable week planned for everyone.

See the City as you cruise the Chicago River. Hungry? How about some famous Chicago pizza or an iconic Rainbow Cone? Workshops galore! Try your hand at making a vintage sequin ornament. Or, have a broken glass ornament? You can learn how to repair/restore it! Stroll down memory lane with leading experts in antique and vintage Christmas – our educators are waiting for you. Collect holly china? Leaf it to us! How about vintage lights? You will be enlightened! The Gala Auctions, both live and silent, are returning and they are not to be missed. And as in the past, our Christkindlmarkt and Sales Room will delight you. You might want to pack an extra pair of socks when the Museum Room opens. Find out who the Polk Bros. were and what they meant to Chicagoans’ Christmas. Meeting up with old friends or making many new ones will be easy at our After-Glow evening events.

You won’t want to miss ChicaGLOW. It will definitely light up your days and nights! Come join us!