When you're searching for the perfect gift this holiday season why not shop at independent vendors? There are several Chicago holiday markets and fairs so you can find handcrafted gifts and unique items that can't be found anywhere else. From the month-long Christkindlmarket to pop-up fairs like the Randolph Street Market Festival, there's bound to be something for everyone on your list.

Chicago Holiday Markets and Fairs

Through December 24
Daley Plaza
50 W Washington St
Also at Naper Settlement and Park at Wrigley
How much: Free

The Christkindlmarket Chicago is an annual, free and outdoor holiday market featuring vendors from around the world.

Find places to stay near the Christkindlmarket in downtown Chicago

 

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 3:00pm
2200 N Clark St

Shop the World! Over 30+ of your favorite fair trade and local vendors under one roof!

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 11:00am to 7:00pm - Sun, 12/03/2017 - 11:00am to 7:00pm
4912 N Western Ave
How much: Free

Show up, pour yourself some hot spiced cider, grab an artist-made snack and start collecting gorgeous, affordable prints from the walls while we attempt to keep up with the mass buying frenzy.

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 9:00am to 11:30pm
Logan Square
How much: Free

Logan Square rings in season with “Holidays on the Square”

 

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 11:00am to 7:00pm - Sun, 12/03/2017 - 11:00am to 7:00pm
Chicago Printmakers Collaborative
4912 N Western Ave
How much: Free

Show up, pour yourself some hot spiced cider, grab an artist-made snack and start collecting gorgeous, affordable prints from the walls while we attempt to keep up with the mass buying frenzy.

 

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 12:00pm - Sun, 12/03/2017 - 12:00pm
Jackson Junge Gallery
1389 N. Milwaukee
How much: Free

The gallery will transform into a festive holiday market featuring handcrafted gifts by local artisans, live entertainment, refreshments, a charity bake sale.

 

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 11:00am to 6:00pm - Sun, 12/03/2017 - 11:00am to 6:00pm
Bridgeport Art Center
1200 W 35th St
How much: Free

Explore a curated selection of modern design, including jewelry and accessories, art, apparel, ceramics, illustration, stationery, home decor, cookware, apothecary, and more.

 

Thu, 12/07/2017 (All day) to Sun, 12/10/2017 (All day)
Merchandise Mart
Merchandise Mart Plaza
How much: Tickets are $12 for adults, children 12 and under are free. Special ticket packages are also available. A portion of all ticket sales will benefit Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital.

Just in time for the holiday shopping season, the 17th annual One of a Kind Holiday Show® returns December 7-10.

 

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 5:00pm
4100 N Damen Ave.
How much: Free

The 4rd annual Market showcases Irish artisan gifts, seasonal fare, visits with Santa and festive entertainment.

 

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Holstein Park
2200 N Oakley Ave
How much: $2

The Bucktown Holiday ArtShow offers art from all media-from ceramics to photography, watercolors to oils, jewelry to textiles.

 

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Morgan Manufacturing
401 N Morgan
How much: $10; $2.50 of each ticket sold goes directly to The Kitchen Community

Under the skylights at Morgan Manufacturing, the HoliDose will continue its tradition as the one-stop shop for Chicagoans to eat, shop, laugh, and lounge.

 

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 10:00am to 5:00pm - Sun, 12/17/2017 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Journeymen Plumbers Union Hall
1340 W Washington Blvd
How much: $8 - $16

The Randolph Street Market is the perfect one stop shop for all your holiday needs, including a mix of antique, vintage and modern goods encompassing home décor, furniture, jewelry, art & custom gifts.

 

Looking for more holiday fun? Check out our Christmas in Chicago calendar!