Oh, what a night!

Boutique de Noel is our annual Christmas shopping soirée, now in its 38th year.  Thank you to everyone who came out to show their support for one of our biggest fundraisers of the year!  We especially would like to thank our 2017 Sponsors: Finest Fizz (Gold), Essentially Christmas Decorating (Silver) & Louis M. Martini (Bronze)!

There was a fantastic buzz in Chelsea Old Town Hall all day and evening, as we welcomed almost 50 vendors, loads of shoppers, 2 different musical groups – and, of course, the big man himself, Santa Claus. Santa Claus was, of course, very gracious with children who were less than enthused about sitting on his lap and very welcoming to the adults who did.

The vendors proved a terrific success and more than once we heard a daytime JLL volunteer proclaim she couldn’t wait to come back in the evening to do some shopping. We also caught more than one shopper loaded down with bags on both arms by the end of the night!

We ran a very successful Silent Auction and Giving Tree, with proceeds going to support our work in the local community, which is especially important as we gear up for Holiday Hampers.  We have loads of pictures from the event, thanks to our favourite photographer, Lili Katz.  You can find them all here.

All in all, the day was a hit and will help further JLL’s vision to eradicate poverty in our community. Thank you for your support – and see you next year!