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Serving Hyde Park’s Catholic Community since 1869

5472 South Kimbark Avenue,
Hyde Park, Chicago IL, 60615-5297
Phone: (773) 324-2626 Fax: (773) 891-0602

Christmas Market Committee

“How good and pleasant it is
when God’s people live together in unity!” (Ps 133:1)

St. Thomas’s Christmas Market, in one form or another, has been a fun and festive parish tradition for years.

Who we are: We are St. Thomas the Apostle Parishioners with a special love for Christmas and in charge of planning, organizing, coordinating and hosting St. Thomas’ Christmas Market. Our Market specializes in one-of-a-kind finds, from handmade decor to spruce up your home to vintage treasures perfect for unique hostess gifts.

What we do: We plan, organize, coordinate and host the Christmas Market at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, caring for any aspect of making it a unique, uniting, fruitful and Christmas-focused experience for the entire Community. Our activities include:

  • making beautiful hand-made items of any kind,
  • hosting several workshops in October to make things for the Market,
  • posting the fliers in our neighborhood, for we want everybody to come,
  • holding a raffle for some rather nice prizes,
  • setting up the school gym, transforming it into a festive Marketplace, and putting the magic away for a year,
  • raising funds for the St. Thomas the Apostle Building Fund.

Requirements: Anyone is welcome. Because we want to raise as much money as we possibly can for the St. Thomas’ Building Fund, we really are running on volunteers and donations.

Contact: For more information email us at

The Next Christmas Market:

“Step into the warmth of St. Thomas the Apostle CHRISTMAS MARKET
where the Spirit of Christmas comes alive…
Help us to make it truly a magical holiday place
for everyone”.

Download and print out the brochure (PDF): Outreach – Christmas Market brochure