10 Best Christmas Markets around Chicago you must see! - Kid 101

10 Best Christmas Markets around Chicago you must see!

Chicago’s climate in December is that of a classic European Christmas – cold and snowy  – just the place to be to spend your time enjoying indoor markets, twinkling lights, buying beautiful gifts, Christmas decorations, stunning food and enjoying warm company to make up for the weather.

Christkindl Market

About:  The market is not just about shopping but socializing too – you can even reserve a Stammtisch table and order food and beverages for your table from one of the vendors. There are beautiful ornaments, leather goods, home décor, fashion jewellery, clothing, accessories and so much more. Glen Sorgatz and the Alpine Brass Band will be performing on certain days – check out the online calendar to see the schedule for each day of the markets – from live music to games for kids, ballet, and theatrical performances.

When: November 16 to December 24 Open daily Sunday to Thursday 11:00 am to 8:00 pm, Friday and Saturday 11:00 am to9:00 pm.

Where: Daley Plaza – in the Chicago Loop between Dearborn, Washington and Clark Streets.

Contact: via website.

Cost: Free admission.

Holiday Lights Gift and Craft Fair

About: Expect hundreds of vendors at this venue with everything from leather goods to jewellery, clothing, home décor items, toys and lots more to appeal to everyone in the family.  There will also be plenty of food and beverage vendors to provide some warming sustenance.

When: December 1-2 (event starts November 29) from 10:00am to 4:00 pm. Thur. 1pm-9pm – Fri. 11am-9pm Sat. 9am-6pm – Sun. 10am – 5pm

Where: Arlington International Racecourse, 2200 W Euclid Avenue, Arlington Heights, IL 60005-1004

Contact: 847385-7500

Cost:  $8 per adult, free for kids aged 15 and under.

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