Chicago's Best Indie Holiday Markets

'Tis the Season for Holiday Shopping. 

You're going to be the talk of your Secret Santa circle by finding the gift. A gift that's perfect for your friend/family member/SO. It'll be unique and thoughtful and charming. And let's be real: You're not going to find that gift at Target. (No offense, Target!) 

Chicago is alive with dozens of local handmade virtual and in-person markets ready to do the stocking stuffing for you during the holiday season. Do312 rounded up the best, just for you.


Christkindlmarket's Home For the Holidays

Where: Online

When: November 1st - December 31st

Christkindlmarket is as much a staple of the holiday season in Chicago as anything. The in-person Christkindlmarket will be dearly missed this year, but thankfully, you can still experience the market virtually. The website will feature an online marketplace, family-friendly events and interactive activities for all to enjoy. Visit the website to learn more and don't forget to get your annual mug! While you're at it, enter to win a limited edition gift box from Christkindlmarket and bring some extra cheer to your holiday season. 

Photo via Facebook/Lillstreet Art Center

Lillstreet Shop & Gallery

Where: Online and in-person (4401 N. Ravenswood Ave.)

When: All season long!

Lillstreet Shop recently got a makeover—in-person and online! If you are looking for perfect holiday gifts, Lillstreet is a source for all things handmade and one-of-a-kind. Shop ceramics, jewelry, and textiles made by over 100 artists from Chicago and around the world. Featured items include mugs, pillows, scarves, earrings, candles, ornaments, and honey from Lillstreet’s rooftop bees. To shop, visit Lillstreet on the corner of Montrose and Ravenswood or check out the new online store. New items are being added daily!

Photo via Facebook/Foursided


Where: 5061 N. Clark St. - Andersonville

2958 N. Clark St. - Lakeview

When: All season long!

Whether it's framing a showcase work of art for your home or the art of giving a handcrafted card or vintage gift, Foursided has got you covered. Check out one of their shops or visit the online holiday shop.

Photo via Facebook/Hideout Inn

The Hideout Holiday Sale

Where: Online

When: All season long!

This year, you'll have to imagine yourself cozied up in the Hideout's friendly confines for its annual holiday sale featuring dozens of local vendors. The magic lives on in a new online version of the marketplace. Check out Hideout-staff-approved gift ideas ranging from locally made jams to edible birthday candles to earrings to art and more. 

Photo via Facebook/Shopping Girl XOXO

Shopping Girl XOXO

Where: Online

When: All season long!

Start shopping for the lovely ladies in your life early this year from the comfort of your couch! This webstore celebrates local, Chicago designers and 10% of all online sales will be donated to Hope for the Day charity. 

Photo via Facebook/Underground Art Market

Underground Art Market 

Where: Online

When: December 6th - January 6th

You don’t have to leave the house to support small, independent artists at Underground Art Market. This virtual market features unique pieces in the themes of recycled art, wellness, green initiatives and so much more. Sign up here for quirky art pieces to display at home or give as a gift this holiday season.

Know of another fun holiday market that we missed? Let us know! Email katie (at) do312 (dot) com.