Shop Local at Chicago's Best Holiday Markets!

It's never easy to find those last few gifts on your list... they're usually for the people in your life that are the hardest to buy for because you want to get it JUST right.  If you're looking for something truly unique, you'll probably find it at these holiday markets that feature lots of area vendors:

Hyde Park Handmade Artisan Bazaar opens at noon tomorrow (Sunday 12/17) at The Promontory Chicago, 5311 S. Lake Park Avenue West, Chicago.  Admission is free and it will feature dozens of vendors along with an indoor farmers market.  They'll have a DJ providing your shopping playlist, you can find your adult beverage of choice at the bar and the restaurant downstairs will be serving brunch. For more info, click here.

Randolph Street Holiday Market is open today (Saturday 12/16) until 5pm and tomorrow (Sunday 12/17) from 10am-5pm. The market happens every month and features the best of indie designers, jewelry, handmade goods, food & treats and vintage finds... it was voted to USA Today's top 10 vintage markets in the U.S.  December's market is indoors and dedicated to the holidays.  Admission is $8 in advance, $10 at the gate, kids under 12 are free and your ticket is good for both days.  It's all at Plumber's Union Hall, 1340 W Washington Street, Chicago.  Find event info, directions & advance ticket purchase here.

Happy shopping!

Jeanne Sparrow


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