Looking for the perfect holiday gift? You’re in luck! This time of year Chicago is always the destination for numerous shopping pop-up events and holiday markets. And this year is no exception. In the previous years, you might have shopped at a few markets, met local artists, and picked out unique gifts for your friends and family. This year you can do the same. Although many of the markets have moved online, we’re sure you will find something for everyone on your list (and maybe for yourself).
Virtual Chicago Holiday Shopping Events 2020
One of a Kind Holiday Show
Nov. 12 – Dec. 6, Virtual
Connect with your favorite One of a Kind makers at the Virtual Holiday Market from Nov 12 to Dec 6 and enjoy shopping and programming from more than 300 talented artists and makers.
Show of Hands
Nov. 20 – 22, Virtual
Shop 60+ makers, designers, and local shops participating in the Show of Hands Virtual Edition on Nov 20-22. Discover and shop exclusive & limited edition items all weekend from the comfort (and safety) of your laptop.
Winter Made in Chicago Market: Virtual Edition
Dec. 5, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Virtual
Tune in to this virtual winter market to get special deals and giveaways, meet artists live on social media, participate in creative workshops, and pick up the perfect holiday gifts for your friends and family.
Home for the Holidays Market
Nov. 19 – Dec. 10, Virtual
This virtual holiday market features 30 vendors in the Chicagoland area. Starting on Nov. 12th, their Instagram page, @HolidayMarketChi will start releasing new makers every day and showcasing their work. This will be supplemented with shopping guides and videos from the makers for a fun and engaging shopping experience.
In-person Chicago Holiday Pop-up Shops
Chicago Makers Pop-up Shop
Nov. 1 – Dec. 31, Wicker Park
The idea to create the Chicago Makers Holiday Pop Up Shop happened the first time Anna Romo and Monica Little (owners of @virtuealchemycandleco and @shopplantbasedbeauty) grabbed a coffee on October 14. By October 25 they had the keys to an empty space in 1279 N Milwaukee Ave and by November 1st they opened their doors! With the help of their family, friends, vendors, and community they built shelves, tables, displays and filled the shop with unique products! They feature 27 small businesses, 24 of which are women-owned, as well as Latinx, Black, Asian, and LGTBQ business owners! Every weekend features two Meet the Maker spotlights from 12-4 for our small businesses to connect with the community even more. The Chicago Makers Holiday Pop Up Shop is only open until December 31! Stop in Monday-Saturday 10-8 and Sundays 11-7.
Revolution Craft Show Chicago Pop-Up
Nov. 14 – Nov. 15, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Pilsen
Revolution Craft Show Chicago Pop Up is part craft show, part gift shop. At their new location in Pilsen, you will find the same great handmade items from local Chicago artists, but in a unique semi-private shopping experience. Reservations are $5 each to help cover the cost of PPE for staff.
And if you’re looking for even more local shopping options, browse our local Chicago directory with 50+ local Chicago brands and makers by searching for a specific product or brand.