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!


General Information

What’s Included in my Registration Fee?


Excursions

Sanfilippo Estate Tour

Sunday, July 24, 1-5PM

Glessner House & Newberry Library Presentation Tour

Monday, July 25, 9AM-4PM
Details coming soon!

Catigny Gardens Tour

Monday, July 25, 9AM-2PM

Chicago Architectural Boat Tour

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

Workshops

Ornament Repair

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
Details coming soon!

Victorian Scrap Ornament

Instructor: Kathryn Macintosh
class limited to 25
Tuesday, July 26, 9-11AM

Bead & Pearl Ornament

Instructor: Linda Roberts
class limited to 25
Tuesday, July 26, 9-11AM

Stick a Pin in It

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

Tinsel Tree

Instructor: Dennis Bauer
class limited to 25
Wednesday, July 27, 10:30AM-12:30PM
Details coming soon!

Old World Santa in a Boot

Instructor: Iva Wilcox
class limited to 25
Wednesday, July 27, 10:30AM-12:30PM
Details coming soon!

Finnish Star

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