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Top Holiday Markets In Chicago

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Wintertime in the Windy City ❄️

Despite the radical weather this city puts us through, there's a certain charm about the snow covered streets and holiday persona that takes over. The time has come to embrace the festive spirit the city has to offer through artisanal crafts, twinkle lights, and much mulled wine. So, throw on your finest layers and bundle up for the coziest holiday markets in the city. 

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Take a trip to Germany by traveling to the heart of Chicago. Shop for knick-knacks like nutcrackers, cuckoo clocks, beer steins, and glass ornaments. If you get hungry, take your pick from some German favorites like hot potato pancakes and doughy pretzels!

Pro Tip: Cute mugs + hot cocoa = happiness. 

When:  Friday, November 15 - Tuesday, December 24 
Where: 50 W Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602  (between Dearborn, Washington and Clark Street)
Time:  Sunday - Thursday 11 am - 8 pm and Friday - Saturday 11 am - 9 pm 
Special Hours: Thanksgiving Day: 11 am- 4 pm  Christmas Day: 11 am- 4 pm

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Randolph Street Market 

Located past the Fulton Market, Randolph Street Market is essential to a thrifter. With over 125 different vendors, you'll find some of the coolest antique pieces - from furniture to knick knacks. Paging the adults in the room, stop by the bloody mary station for some necessary fuel as you may spend all day here.

When:  November 23rd and 24th;  December 14th and 15th
Where: Randolph Street Market, 1341 W Randolph St., Chicago, IL 60607
Time: 10am-5pm

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One Of A Kind Holiday Show

Make this holiday season One of A Kind by attending the holiday market at The Mart! There will be a plethora of gift options for your loved ones. You'll be able to attend a fashion show, listen to talented musicians, shop, and indulge in a delicious food market all day long.

When: December 5th - 8th
Where: 7th floor of The Mart. 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654
Time:  Thursday and Friday, 11am-8pm; Saturday, 10am to 7pm; Sunday, 10am to 5pm 

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Renegade Craft Fair

Chicago has been home to the Renegade Craft Fair since 2003 and offers around 400+ vendors. Sip on holiday-inspired cocktails, snap an artsy holiday Instagram pics with the installations, and listen to some groovy music. 

When: December 7th and 8th
Where: Bridgeport Art Center, 1200 W. 35th St., Chicago, IL 60609
Time: Saturday, 11 am — 5 pm  Sunday, 11 am — 5 pm

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Lincoln Park Zoo Holiday Market

We know you've been waiting all year to drink beer and peruse the Lincoln Park Zoo lights. The time has finally come to get in the holiday spirit by means of 2.5 million LED lights! So come by and shop for gifts, hang out with our friends the zebras, and see the amazing installations.

Pro Tip: Put your name at Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder Company then do your market-ing during the two hour wait, you'll thank us later. 

When:  Tuesday, December 3
Where: Lincoln Park Zoo, 2001 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM 

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Revolution Craft Show

At the Revolution Craft Show, you can be sure to find some of the best art in Chicago. Each show is different and unique in its own way. While checking out the art, grab a beer from Revolution! 

When:  Sunday, December 15 
Where: Revolution Brewing Tap Room, 3340 North Kedzie Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60618
Time: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM 

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