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

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!


General Information

Detailed Schedule

Hotel Main Floor Map

COVID-19 Standards & Procedures

Mail-In Convention Registration Form & Magazine Insert

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Excursions

Sanfilippo Estate Tour

Sunday, July 24, 1-5PM

Glessner House & Newberry Library Presentation Tour

Monday, July 25, 9AM-4PM

Cantigny Gardens Tour

SOLD OUT!
Waiting list only.
Monday, July 25, 9AM-2PM

Chicago Architectural Boat Tour

Sunday, July 24, 1-4PM or
Tuesday, July 26, 9AM-1PM

Workshops

Ornament Repair

SOLD OUT!
Waiting list only.
Instructor: Terry Beck Knapp
each class limited to 15
Monday, July 25, 2-4PM or
Wednesday, July 27, 3-5PM

Toothpick Tree

Instructor: Gay Iapalucci
each class limited to 20
Monday, July 25, 2-4PM or
Wednesday, July 27, 3-5PM
WEDNESDAY SOLD OUT!

Victorian Scrap Ornament

Instructor: Mary Kathryn Macintosh
class limited to 25
Tuesday, July 26, 10AM-Noon

Bead & Pearl Ornament

Instructor: Linda Roberts
class limited to 25
Tuesday, July 26, 10AM-Noon

Stick a Pin in It

Instructor: Sue Petrin
class limited ot 25
Wednesday, July 27, 10:30AM-12:30PM

Tinsel Tree

SOLD OUT!
Waiting list only.
Instructor: Dennis Bauer
class limited to 25
Wednesday, July 27, 10:30AM-12:30PM

Old World Santa in a Boot

SOLD OUT!
Waiting list only.
Instructor: Iva Wilcox
class limited to 25
Wednesday, July 27, 10:30AM-12:30PM

Finnish Star

Instructors: Laurel Frey and Barbara Pierce
class limited to 30
Wednesday, July 27, 3-5PM

Buying & Selling

Christkindlmarkt

Tuesday, July 26, 9AM-Noon

Room Hopping (Hotel Guest
In-Room Sales) for Buyers

Westin Chicago Lombard Hotel
Floors 2-7

Room Hopping (Hotel Guest
In-Room Sales) for Sellers

Westin Chicago Lombard Hotel
Floors 2-7

Silent & Live Auctions

Friday, July 29

Sales Room

Saturday, July 30, 9AM-Noon

Optional Meals

Lighting Lunch

Monday, July 25, Noon-2PM

Dinner & a Movie

The original Home Alone movie (1990) will be shown with a quote/sing-along.
Monday, July 25, 6-8PM

Holly Luncheon

Tuesday, July 26, Noon-2PM