Looking for the perfect gift? Chicago is home to a whole host of holiday markets, from artisan pop-ups with cool, handmade items to traditional Christmas markets with old-fashioned goods. You’ll find something for everyone on your list (and maybe something for yourself, too).
Here’s your ultimate guide to finding that one-of-a-kind gift at Chicago’s holiday markets.
Randolph Street Holiday Market
Nov. 23 – 24, 2019
Whether you’re on a budget or ready to go all out, you’ll discover more than 125 vendors selling everything from vintage pieces like estate jewelry to indie fashions and modern housewares (plus free gift wrapping!). Randolph Street Holiday Market is held in the West Loop at Plumbers Hall from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. each day. Tickets are $10 and are good for both days of the market. 1341 W. Randolph St.
Renegade Craft Fair
Dec. 7 and 8, 2019
The Renegade Craft Fair is a Chicago staple, presenting a showcase of curated craft and design that celebrates both the creative and entrepreneurial spirit. More than 250 emerging and seasoned independent makers sell their unique wares, which include one-of-a-kind clothing, handmade jewelry, and cool home accessories, at the cool Bridgeport Art Center. 1200 W. 35th St.
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Head to Daley Plaza to experience the magical atmosphere of this annual holiday market. The entire plaza is transformed into a traditional German Christmas market, complete with lots of cool gift options, like handblown ornaments, wooden cuckoo clocks, wool hats and scarves, artisan chocolate, and more.
One of a Kind holiday show
Dec. 5 – 8, 2019
Head to theMART in River North and check out the works of more than 600 talented artisans from across North America — which translates into thousands of original handmade gifts. One of a Kind has everything from fiber art to photography and pet products. You can also watch a fashion show, catch live music, and or grab a bite from the gourmet market, Tickets are $12 and are good for all four days of the show. 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza
Revolution Craft Show
Dec. 15, 2019
Sip craft beer while you browse at Revolution’s holiday craft show. Local artisans and makers will display their handcrafted goods at the Revolution Brewing tap room in Avondale. This craft show was created to showcase but established and up-and-coming artists. The holiday show is free to enter and will feature a unique mix of crafts, Revolution Brewing beer, and fare from local food trucks. 3340 N. Kedzie Ave.
Last Chance Holiday Sale at The Hideout
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Waited til the last minute to get your gifts? Fear not, The Hideout will be stocked with good from local artisans at their 19th annual holiday market. Shop hand-knit, books, artwork, jewelry, home goods, wearables and more at various price points. Admission is free. 1354 W. Wabansia Ave.