The Whirl: Celebrate the Season 2022

WALTER’s annual holiday event gathered dozens of Raleigh retailers for curated shopping experience, alongside food, drink and music.

by Ayn-Monique Klahre | Photography by Matt Ramey

Guests at Celebrate the Season

On Dec. 7, WALTER hosted its annual Celebrate the Season event at Raleigh’s Union Station. This festive night gathers local makers and retailers for an evening of holiday shopping while enjoying jazz music, refreshments and the lively downtown skyline.

This year’s Celebrate the Season was sponsored by WILDERS and Main & Taylor Shoe Salon. The Al Strong Trio played sweet holiday tunes, and guests relaxed in the Green Front Lounge. Catering Works provided food that featured pasture-raised pork and Wagyu beef from WILDERS, and the beverages were provided by Lonerider Spirits, Lonerider Brewery and Westgate Wine.

Guests had plenty of options to check everyone off their Christmas lists. The vendors included Addis Jemari, America’s Best Nut Company, Autumn Cobeland Art, The Bath Place, Benevolence Farm, Boho Beads, Cornelia Home, Crude Bitters, Designed For Joy, Ella’s Popcorn, The Flourish Market, Gather Goods Co., Hampton Farms, If It’s Paper, The Kitchen Apothecary, Laura Korch, Logan’s Garden Shop, Main & Taylor Shoes, Nazz Ares, NCMA, New South Pattern House, Nons Salts, One and Only Paper, Papermill Creative, Peppertrain Jewelry, Pet Wants, Seton McGlennon, Sweetgrass Home, Usu Company, Ware Ware Studio and WILDERS.

America’s Best Nut Company
Crude Bitters
North Carolina Museum of Art
Al Strong Trio
Presenting Sponsor WILDERS
Supporting Sponsor Main & Taylor Shoe Salon
Charcuterie spread by Catering Works
Usu Company
Ware Ware Studio
Guests enjoy Celebrate the Season

This article originally appeared in the January 2023 issue of WALTER magazine.