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holiday craft shows

Windy acres farm craft fair + santa visit

Windy Acres Farm, 37W446 Fabyan Pkwy, Geneva, IL

DATE: Saturdays and Sundays, December 3- 18, 2022 | 10am - 4pm

DETAILS: Local Vendors, Handmade Crafts, Food Trucks, Mulled Wine and Open Bar, Hot Chocolate Bar, Hot Cider, S’Mores Kits on the open fire, Wreaths, Roping, Door Swags, Holiday Greenery Arrangements, Hot Churros, Freshly Baked Fruit Pies, Windy Acres Holiday Train Ride Express, petting zoo pets, photo opportunities, fun for the whole family.



winterfest art market

Water Street Studios (160 S. Water Street) and Boardwalk Shops (114 E. Wilson Street), Batavia

DATE: November 11, 6pm - 9pm; November 12, 10am - 5pm, November 13, 10am - 3pm

DETAILS: A three-day art and fine craft sale in collaboration with Water Street Studios, Artisan Collective Batavia, and Batavia MainStreet. Join us for the ultimate winter celebration and shopping experience: Fine art. Unique crafts & curated goods. Delicious food & beverages. Full details of participating artists and artisans and food/drink offerings to come! Mark your calendars now, you don't want to miss this!



Holiday artisan market at Fine Line studios

Fine Line Creative Arts Center | 37W570 Bolcum Rd, St. Charles, IL

DATES:  December 1 | 6pm - 9pm, December 2, 3, 5, 6 | 10am - 6pm, and December 2 | 10am - 2pm

DETAILS:  The annual Artisan Gift Sale, is one of the major events for Fine Line Creative Arts Center. Fine Line is home to a diverse community of highly skilled artists, which is reflected in the full range of items at this sale. Here you will find many one-of-kind items you will not see anywhere else, as well as the more traditional items such as handwoven scarves, pottery, jewelry and seasonal decorations. This is a great place to shop for gifts and support local artists and Fine Line.


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christmas on the fox Arts & Crafts Show

Kane County Fairgrounds, 525 S. Randall Rd., St. Charles, IL

DATE: November 19 + 20, 2022 | 10am - 4pm

DETAILS: This show will be held in the Prairie Events Center at the Kane county Fairgrounds. We are looking forward to creating warm country Christmas vignettes with our live trees and, of course, our sleigh - as well as filling the building with the best arts and crafts! Lighted trees, Christmas music and an antique sleigh help create holiday ambiance. All items are handmade by the exhibiting artist. Christmas floral and candies abound. A wide variety of jewelry, unique photography, paper crafts, a wide variety of wearing apparel and accessories will also be featured. Whimsical folk art with holiday themes, homemade soup and dip mixes, handmade soap, wood signs and knitting are just some of the items that would make great Christmas presents. There will be Holiday greens for sale from Heinz Brothers Greenhouse.


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The Artisan Craft & Food Fair

Heritage Prairie Farm, 2N308 Brundige Rd #9415, Elburn, IL

DATE: November 12th, 9 am - 3 pm, November 13th, 11 am - 3 pm

DETAILS: The Artisan Craft & Food Fair at Heritage Prairie Farm is a curated event filled with local artisans. This event is truly a local market for great holiday shopping. We feature Chicagoland vendors that handmake their goods, from mittens and jams, to art, jewelry, soaps, and so much more.



kris kringle market at obscurity

Warehouse on North, 113 W N St, Elburn, IL

DATE: November 25 - 27, December 3 - 4, 10 - 11, 17 - 18, 2022 | Times Vary - see link for details


DETAILS: Obscurity's Kris Kringle Market held in The Warehouse on North (just west of Obscurity Brewing) will feature dozens of vendors for you to shop and support local businesses! Stop in for lunch and stay to shop around! The American Legion will be out in our parking lot with their Christmas Tree Farm!



The rustic fox holiday market

The Rustic Fox Furniture & Decor, 1790 Towne Center Dr, North Aurora, IL

DATE: November 5, 10am - 6pm | November 6, 11am - 5pm

DETAILS: Over 150 vendors INSIDE & OUTSIDE offering the best in HOLIDAY decor, one of a kind gifts, clothing, accessories, kids & baby, artists, makers, jewelry, vintage, and SO MUCH MORE! Food Trucks will be on site to feed you when you get hungry! Live music will be playing while you shop the outdoor vendors and eat some delicious food! Come inside to hear more holiday music and shop over 120 vendors.


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The Rustic Fox Chris Kringle Holiday Market

The Rustic Fox Furniture & Decor, 1790 Towne Center Dr, North Aurora, IL

DATE: December 3, 10am - 6pm, December 4, 11am - 5pm

DETAILS: Join us for our First Annual Chris Kringle Holiday Market! We will have our parking lot filled with amazing shopping and activities! Over 200 vendors. Santa will be there for photos from 12pm-4pm both days! Enjoy live holiday music outside, Food Trucks & Tents, Face Painting for the kids and more!


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marmion christmas craft show

Marmion Academy, 1000 Butterfield Road, Aurora​, IL

DATE: November 26, 9am - 4pm, November 27, 10am - 2pm

DETAILS: This year’s show will feature over 200 crafters and vendors in a 48,000+ square foot shopping area. Make a day of it - enjoy lunch prepared by Belgio’s Catering and get your freshly baked pie sold by the Flannigan Rifles Drill Team. Admission is $5 for ages 12 and older with plenty of FREE parking. A Bloody Mary & Mimosa Bar will be available on Sunday only for those 21 and older.

COST: $5 for ages 12+


Misteltoe Market at Cantigny

Cantigny Park, 1 S 151 Winfield Road, Wheaton, IL

DATE: November 17, 2022 | 11am - 7pm

DETAILS: Shop the cheery displays of local crafters and small businesses offering one-of-a-kind items for holiday gift giving. The marketplace coincides with Cantigny’s festive Shades of Crimson poinsettia sale and display at the park’s greenhouse. Food Trucks: Taco Fiesta, Aunt Tina’s Sound Bytes, Grumpy Gaucho

COST: FREE with parking ($5 for parking)


Firefly Market Holiday Edition

DuPage Event Center & Fairgrounds, 2015 Manchester Road, Wheaton, IL

DATE: November 5, 10am - 4pm, November 6, 10am - 3pm

DETAILS: Pack up your girlfriends, bring your Christmas list and enjoy a holiday celebration with fabulous shopping from 100+ handcrafted vendors! Christmas music will be flowing through the heated indoor Firefly Market as shoppers look for one-of-a-kind gifts, handmade jewelry, holiday decor, handcrafted pottery, soy candles, vintage and farmhouse finds, delicious food, warm drinks, beautiful body care, bath bombs, pillows, leather goods, wooden artisan goods, mobile boutiques and so much more!

COST: $6 ($5 advanced purchase)


Christkindlmarket at RiverEdge Park

360 N. Broadway, Aurora IL

DATE: November 18 - December 24, 2022 | Thursdays: 11am – 7pm Fridays & Saturdays: 11am – 9pm Sundays: 11am – 6pm *Special Hours on Monday (Dec 19) – Wednesday (Dec 21): 11am – 7pm Thanksgiving (Nov 24) & Christmas Eve (Dec 24): 11am – 4pm

DETAILS: The Christkindlmarket Chicago is the most authentic traditional holiday market of its kind outside of Europe, offering a unique shopping experience, family-friendly events & intercultural activities.



Moms4Moms Holiday Hoopla

Kendall County Fair Association, 10826 IL-71, Yorkville, I

DATE: November 13, 2022 | 11am - 3pm

DETAILS: Join us for our annual Moms4Moms Holiday Hoopla! Shop local, small businesses, while enjoying holiday sounds fill the air. Sip on your choice of hot beverage and shop handmade goods, crafts and artisan items, made by local crafters. Be one of the first 50 to arrive for your chance at a swag bag filled with vendor goodies too. Check out live demonstrations, a visit with Santa and much more! As always, 100% of our Silent Auction proceeds will go to a local charity or organization in need. The beneficiary for this event will be This Girls Story (TGS)



flight deck the halls

Flight Deck Bar & Grill | 1207 W Gurler Road, Rochelle, IL

DATE: December 4, 2022 | 9am - 2pm

DETAILS: This will be our 3rd annual Flight Deck the Halls! We are so excited to spread some holiday cheer with shopping, Santa, and fun! Free photos with Santa with Raven Photography! | Studio C performances | Over 40 Vendors | Holiday drinks and food | Made to order Gift Station with MotherLovin Threads | Horse photo op with Above the Bit Acres | 102.3 Live Remote Holiday music playing loud for all to hear | Make and Take kids stations



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