Visit the Lake Forest Station Pop-Up Shop

The City of Lake Forest will reopen the Lake Forest Station Pop-Up Shop to promote local shopping, benefit local non-profit organizations, and help bolster the Lake Forest business community this holiday season. 

Located in the East Lake Forest Train Station, the Pop-Up supports 14 Lake Forest non-profits by providing a venue to sell branded items and raise their visibility during the holiday shopping season. The Pop-Up also offers a new collection of limited-edition Lake Forest merchandise.

Lake Forest Station will open on Wednesday, November 24 and operate on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Pop-Up is open for a limited time only, the last shopping day will be Thursday, December 30. Additionally, there will be a few special shopping days during the week and special events and performances on Saturdays. The Pop-Up will be staffed by volunteers from each of the participating non-profits. 

“Mothers Trust Foundation is thrilled to be part of Lake Forest Station again this Holiday Season,” said Marly Subido, Volunteer Manager at Mothers Trust Foundation. “It is a wonderful way for us to share our mission and give shoppers the opportunity to give a gift that will give again. Much of the proceeds from our sales and donations will help us fund utilities and stable housing so families may stay warm this winter.”

Mothers Trust is one of 14 local non-profit organizations participating in the Pop-Up Shop. Other organizations include CROYA, Deer Path Art League, Elawa Farm, Equestrian Connection, Friends of the Lake Forest Library, Gorton Community Center, Green Minds LFLB, Lake Forest Open Lands Association, Lake Forest Sailing, LFHS Boosters, Mothers Trust, Paws for Patrick, Reading Power and School of St. Mary. When you purchase merchandise from one of the non-profit organizations, proceeds from the sale go directly to that organization. Net profit from Lake Forest Station will be distributed among participating non-profits, as well.

George Erkenswick, a senior at Lake Forest High School, created the illustration of Lake Forest Station, which will appear on community boards, advertisements and shopping bag stickers.

If you haven’t already, follow Lake Forest Station on Facebook and Instagram (@LakeForestStation) for merchandise previews, daily updates and announcements. 

Thanks to Lake Forest Bank & Trust for sponsoring the Lake Forest Station this season.

When the lights go on at Lake Forest Station, the City hopes the unique Pop-Up Shop makes the holiday season a little bit brighter for Lake Forest!

Lake Forest Station Special Events!
November 24 - Grand Opening!
November 26 - Special Shopping Hours 11 am - 8 pm
November 27 - Small Business Saturday!
December 4 - School of Saint Mary Children's Choir 11 am and Joy and Wonder in the Square! 12 - 3 pm
December 5 - Special Shopping Hours! 11 am - 4 pm
December 11 - LFHS Brass Ensemble 12 - 2 pm and The Civic Orchestra 2 - 3:30 pm
December 12 - Special Shopping Hours! 11 am - 4 pm
December 17 - Deerpath Middle School Choir 3 - 4 pm 
December 18 - LFHS Madrigal Singers and LFHS Bel Canto Singers 12 - 2 pm
December 19 - Special Shopping Hours 11 am - 4 pm
December 21 - Special Shopping Hours 11 am - 5 pm
December 22 - Special Shopping Hours 11 am - 5 pm
December 23 
- Special Shopping Hours 11 am - 5 pm
Special sale:
7 - Special Sale Hours 11 am - 5 pm
January 8 - Special Sale Hours 11 am - 4 pm

Layla Werner, Management Analyst

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