Find a holiday market
Bundle up and bask in holiday cheer at this annual outdoor marketplace in Daley Plaza. The stalls at Christkindlmarket are stocked with everything from cuckoo clocks and nutcrackers to beautiful hand-painted ornaments and toys for the kiddos. Nosh on schnitzel and strudel as you shop the day away at this annual holiday tradition.
Here’s your game plan: Grab brunch at Bite Cafe then head next door to sip mimosas and shop funky jewelry, clothing, handbags and paper crafts at this monthly fair. You'll find more than 30 vendors selling their creations at this monthly indoor market, so feel free to stock up on gifts for yourself and others.
Everyone’s favorite tri-level vintage spectacular is the ideal place to scoop up one-of-a-kind antiques, jewelry, special keepsakes and, of course, a little something for yourself. This season, there are two markets to choose from: Get your shopping done early November 17 and 18 or snag last-minute finds for everyone on your list on December 15 and 16.
Trust us: Holiday shopping is a lot less stressful when you can do it with a beer in your hand. The beloved Logan Square brewpub hosts a handful of local artisans selling everything from vintage clothing to sweet treats to darling paper goods. The event is free and open to holiday shoppers who are over 21.
This one-night holiday market benefits the Chicago Period Project, which "empowers homeless and in-need people to experience their periods with dignity." Guests who bring a donation of pads, tampons or other menstrual supplies get free admission to event, where they can shop the wares of over 25 female vendors, like Night Eyes Leather, Salad Day Pins, Olivia Crayton and Powers Handcrafted Jewelry.