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Children's Holiday Shop

Crisis Nursery Holiday Shop
Saturday, December 6 - Saturday, December 13
Various Times
Lincoln Square, Urbana

Join our holiday tradition! Crisis Nursery’s Holiday Shop is the perfect place for children to do their holiday shopping for everyone on their list (click here to download a shopping list). All gifts are priced between $2 and $8. Children shop with the help of a community volunteer so their gifts are a surprise for family and friends.

When the children are done picking out their gifts, they pay for them and wrap them in festively decorated bags. As they leave the shop, children are always full of pride with the items they have picked out on their own and an understanding that it is just as great to give as it is to receive!

The continued success of the Holiday Shop depends on nearly 500 dedicated community volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Special Events Coordinator Heather Wienke at 217-337-2731 or

Weekly Breakdown:

Saturday, December 6 9am-5pm

Sunday, December 7
12pm-5pm Shop with “Celebrity Volunteers” – U of I Athletes

Opening weekend presented by     

Monday, December 8 4pm-7pm Shop with “Celebrity Volunteers” – Parkland College Athletes

Tuesday, December 9 11am-1pm Parents come do your shopping over lunch!

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Wednesday, December 10 11am-1pm Parents come do your shopping over lunch!
4pm-7pm Kids and parents, join us again from 4pm-7pm.


Thursday, December 11 4pm-7pm Shop with “Celebrity Volunteers” – U of I Cheerleaders

Friday, December 12 4pm-7pm

Saturday, December 13 9am-5pm Last chance to shop and support Crisis Nursery!

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Special thanks to this year's Holiday Shop sponsors:



Acoustic MedSystems
Advanced Filtration
Applied Pavement
Broeren Russo Construction
Champaign Telephone Company
Farnsworth Group
Health Alliance
Insure Champaign
David Wickness, DMD

Commerce Bank
TMS Auto Care
Two Men and a Truck
U of I Employees Credit Union