Cup of Cheer Housewalk Dec. 5-6 features decorating ideas aplenty

The Naperville Garden Club's 58th annual Cup of Cheer House Walk, Holiday Market & Tea will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Dec. 5-6, at Judd Kendall VFW Post 3873, 908 W. Jackson, Naperville.

Visitors can tour four homes decorated for the holidays, enjoy a tea with homemade cookies, receive a commemorative cup/saucer and shop the Holiday Market for artisan items.

Each home is decorated by the homeowner and members of the garden club.

The garden club will end its 90th anniversary celebration by joining with Naper Settlement as it celebrates 50 years by featuring the city's Martin Mitchell Mansion as part of the house walk. Christmas decor across several decades in the 20th century will be featured. It is a rare delight to tour this home during the holidays.

The market is open without a ticket from noon to 4 p.m. Friday.

House Walk tickets are $40 to $55 and proceeds fund club projects and scholarships.

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The Naperville Garden Club is a nonprofit organization that has been active in the community for over 90 years. Through the decades, club members have fulfilled the mission to promote the love of gardening, floral design, and civic and environmental responsibility.


Holiday decorating items will abound Dec. 5-6 when the Naperville Garden Club celebrates its 58th annual Cup of Cheer House Walk. Courtesy of Naperville Garden Club
As part of its 90th anniversary celebration, the Naperville Garden Club is featuring Naper Settlement's Martin Mitchell Mansion as part of the 58th annual Cup of Cheer House Walk on Thursday and Friday, Dec. 5-6. Courtesy of Naperville Garden Club
Ticket holders for the annual Cup of Cheer Dec. 5-6 receive a commemorative teacup and saucer at the tea. This year's teacup, called "Josephine Black," comes in two variations of dots and strips. Courtesy of Naperville Garden Club
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