The holidays and Christmas are just around the corner, so make sure you don’t miss the annual Lombard Christmas Mart from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, Visitors can travel between seven locations to shop for art, holiday foods, vintage items and gifts with well over 100 crafts and vendors. The participating locations are: First United Methodist Church, The First Church of Lombard and the Maple Street Chapel, the Lombard Historical Society, Calvary Episcopal Church, the Helen Plum Library, St. John’s Lutheran Church and School, and Sacred Heart Church and School. Food and drinks will be available for purchase at multiple locations. There also will be a drawing for valuable prizes for shoppers who visit at least six locations. Helping to promote this year’s Christmas Mart are, from left to right: Bruce Schuurmann, Calvary Episcopal Church; Marlene Peaslee, First Church of Lombard UCC; Kristy Schlossberg, St. John’s Lutheran Church and School; Sarah Richardt, executive director of the Lombard Historical Society (holding the blue sign); Angelica Brenzel, Helen Plum Library administrative assistant; and Christina Munson, Sacred Heart Church and School. A Special thanks to this year’s Christmas Mart prize sponsors: Babcock’s Grove House, The Corner House, Paradise Boutique, The Lilac Bakery, the Lombard Historical Society, the Helen Plum Memorial Library Foundation and the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center.


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