Welcome to the Christmas Village Toy Store/North hosted at Lake Forest Church, 8519 Gilead Road, Huntersville.
Each December, we look forward to hosting hundreds of families in the Lake Norman and North Mecklenburg area as they choose and purchase great new toys and gifts at tremendous savings for their family. The money spent at the Toy Store is then reinvested in local ministries that provide meals and food to the under-resourced in our community.
This year, Christmas Village Toy Store will be open Saturday, December 12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (or while gifts last).
It takes hundreds of volunteers and thousands of gifts to make this incredible event possible. So whether you are donating toys, volunteering, or wanting to shop at the Store this is the place to connect!
Shop the Toy Store
Shoppers receive an official Christmas Village Toy Store Invitation from partnering schools, ministries, and congregations. An Invitation provides priority entrance to the store. Tickets for the general public will be made available beginning at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, December 12 at the Store entrance.
The Store will be open from 9 am until 4 pm. For your safety, we ask that you do not arrive before 7 am when our parking lot will open. We regularly restock the shelves with desirable merchandise throughout the day. When you arrive, you will receive a number on your ticket and you will be called into line when it is your time to shop. You will not be able to save a spot in line for anyone. While waiting you will be able to relax in The Box where there will be light refreshments, movies, and games. No childcare will be available. In order to allow as many shoppers as possible, there is a spending limit of $80 per Invitation (not per person.) With the gifts heavily discounted, you will be amazed at how far $80 will take you. Please bring CASH ONLY (sorry, we cannot accept credit cards or checks). All sales are final. Free gift-wrapping is offered for two items purchased. You can also make a small donation to have other packages wrapped.
Once you have checked out, there is no re-entry.
At all of the Lake Forest Sunday services at every campus on November 15, 22, and 29, you can pick up specific Wish Lists categorized by age and gender.
You can also download the full Wish List by clicking here.
After you shop at your favorite store for NEW toys and gifts, you can bring your NEW, unwrapped presents to your campus at any service on Sunday, December 6.
If won’t be able to bring your gifts December 6, you may drop them off at the Huntersville church offices Wednesday-Friday, December 9-11 from 9 a.m.–noon.
There are over 500 opportunities to serve and support the North Christmas Village Toy Store hosted at Lake Forest Church: Huntersville! No matter which campus you attend you are welcome to volunteer in any capacity. Please click here to be directed to the sign up.
Opportunities open to all campuses (but hosted by LFC-Huntersville) include:
- Store Operations
(Saturday, Dec 12)
- Store Set-Up
- Toy Collection and Pricing
(Sunday, Dec 6)
- Wish List Distribution: LFC-Huntersville
(Sundays, Nov 15, 22, 29)
- Wish List Distribution and Collection: Davidson or WestLake
(Sundays, Nov 15, 22, 29 and Sunday, Dec 6)
- For 2015 CVTS Refreshments and Gift Wrap Donations, click here.