Cookie Crawl & Christkindl Market

Beverly Area Planning Association (BAPA) and Olivia’s Garden are teaming up for a family-friendly weekend of holiday events: BAPA’s 2nd Annual Holiday Cookie Crawl and Olivia’s new Christkindl Market, 10730 S. Western, Chicago. The market will be held Sat., Dec. 9, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sun., Dec. 10, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Both days, the market will feature dozens of vendors offering a variety of unique gifts, decorations, candy, bread, soaps, spices, art work, books and more, as well as food trucks.

On Dec. 9, 10 a.m. to noon, shoppers are encouraged to bring the children to visit with Santa. Maplewood Photography will be taking photos for $15, or families can bring their own cameras and take pictures. On Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., participants who purchased cookie tins in advance for BAPA’s Cookie Crawl will start their sweet odyssey, taking time to shop at the market before heading out to collect their cookies at participating businesses along Western Avenue. Cookie tins are sold out and will not be available on the day of the event.

Don’t miss student dancers performing a scene from The Nutcracker Sat., Dec. 9, starting at 4:30 p.m. in the window at Dance Gallery, 10628 S. Western.

On Sun., Dec. 10, Christkindl Market visitors can take a break from shopping to enjoy live music and a beverage along with bite to eat from food trucks. Café style seating will be available.

Market vendors include Kindred Knots, Poore House Crafts, Xzavier’s Sweet Shoppe, Coco’s Tamales, Bungalow Bias Chicago, Rotten Tooth Company, Oliver Scott Interiors, Que Sera Sarah, Our Secret Garden, A Touch of Whimsy, Fairy Farmacy, Harrison and James Publishing, Breadman Baking Company, Ivy Rose Jewelry, No I’m Not Amish, Katesplosion, Salty Dog Seasonings, Cera & Lore, and Gotta Be Crepes. Wally’s Waffles will be at the market on Saturday and Vintrendi Wine and Loi designs will be at the market on Sunday.