Fab 5: Holiday Markets

Ben Rains | December 2, 2016 | Feature Features

Conquer your holiday shopping list in style at these local markets featuring artisanal goods and creative curios.
Dose Market's annual HoliDose packs Morgan Manufacturing with festive finds from more than 120 local small businesses.

1. Through Dec. 24: Christkindlmarket
Bask in the holiday spirit at this European-style open-air Christmas market, where many vendors trek all the way from Germany. Expert tip: wait in line for the Gl├╝hwein, a traditional winter-warmup of hot spiced wine served in a ceramic boot. 11am. Daley Plaza, 50 W. Washington St., 312.494.2175

2. Dec. 10: Holiday Remix Chicago
Get creative this season with intriguing one-of-a-kind art made from recycled and repurposed materials. 11am. Suggested donation $5. 5917 N. Broadway St., 773.433.8048

3. Dec. 10-11: Randolph Street Market
Peruse antique, vintage, modern and custom-made goods from 125 vendors. Plus, with free gift wrapping, you’ll have time to relax with a cocktail or bite from one of the market’s many food stalls. 11am. Tickets from $10. 1340 W. Washington St., 312.666.1200

4. Dec. 10-11: Vends + Vibes
Caroling, handmade crafts, holiday woodshops, and a seasonal food and drink menu highlight this block-long winter market celebrating South Side artists. 1pm. University of Chicago Arts Block, 301 E. Garfield Blvd., 773.702.9724

5. Dec. 11: HoliDose
Shop local Chicago fashion, food and art from 120 stalls inside the beautiful Morgan Manufacturing building, while supporting the Chicago Children’s Choir. 10am. Tickets $12. 401 N. Morgan St., 312.972.8400


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