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Looking for some great gift ideas while supporting some of the many wonderful nonprofits and charities in our community? Then stop by the Think Local Pop-Up Shop in downtown Lake Forest!

This holiday season, the Chamber is once again partnering with the City of Lake Forest to present the Think Local Pop-Up Shop at 653 Bank Lane, just off the Square, near The Left Bank hot dog shop. In its fourth year, the popular holiday shop will open the day of the Tree Lighting Holiday Celebration (Friday, November 24) and will be open Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 11am-4pm throughout the holiday season. It's a terrific opportunity to find gifts that give back – simply purchase merchandise from one of the nonprofits represented and every dollar of sale proceeds will go directly to that organization.

You can also drop letters for Santa, find holiday buttons and purchase Chamber Checks for gifts and spending at the 'Think Local Pop-Up Shop' and many more area retailers. Looking forward to seeing you!

A special thank you to Market Square for generously providing the Pop-Up Shop storefront during the holiday season.


CLICK HERE for a gallery of Pop-Up photos!


We are delighted to welcome the following wonderful nonprofit partners:

Art Impact

Artists on the Bluff

Deer Path Art League

Elawa Farm

Gorton Center

Green Minds

Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association (GLASA)

Lake Bluff History Museum

Lake Forest High School Boosters

Lake Forest High School Foundation

Lake Forest Open Lands Association

Lake Forest Police Foundation

Lake Forest Preservation Foundation

McMahon Art Studio (benefitting all nonprofits)

Midwest Veterans Closet

Mother's Trust Foundation

Paws for Patrick

Reading Power