Annual Convention

2018 Convention Banquet Entertainment

As a member of The Golden Glow of Christmas Past®, you are invited to attend and participate in our Annual Convention hosted by members in a different Continental US city each summer. Convention registration fees are separate from and in addition to the Golden Glow membership annual dues.

Golden Glow Annual Conventions are a great place to connect with like-minded people and talk about everything Christmas. It’s our way of celebrating Christmas in July (or sometimes August)! Meet new collectors or catch up with old friends. Find out what’s new in the world of Christmas collecting. Enjoy the camaraderie of networking with other collectors of vintage and antique Christmas and learning from your fellow members.

42nd Annual Convention: 2022 Chicago, Illinois ChicaGLOW logo


2022 Chicago, Illinois

Tuesday-Saturday, July 26-30, 2022

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! See the City as you cruise the Chicago River. How about some famous Chicago pizza or an iconic Rainbow Cone? Find out who the Polk Bros. were and what they meant to Chicagoans’ Christmas. You won’t want to miss ChicaGLOW. It will definitely light up your days and nights! Come join us!

2022 Membership Drive

$30 Membership Rebate for New Members Attending the 2022 Chicago Convention

Ad Reservation

Website and 2022 Directory & Convention Program

Convention Map

All previous and planned future Golden Glow Annual Convention locations are shown on this map.

The initial three Bulb Meets are indicated with C6 lamps. Future conventions are identified in red with pennants. We added some extra sparkles to locations that have been the site of multiple Annual Conventions.

Convention Map Past & Future

Conventions Past

Conventions Future