Listings of holiday craft fairs, trunk shows, open studios, and special gallery events will run through December. Send information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check back for schedule updates or call for more information. Admission is free unless otherwise noted.
Stitch and Sew: An Indie Fashion Show DJs spin while models wear local designers’ wares and dance through the store. The event will be styled by Milio’s. a Fri 11/24, 7 PM- midnight, the Alley, 3228 N. Clark, 773-883-1800, ext. 219.
Mercado Navideno Holiday market featuring hundreds of unique items from Mexico. Museum members receive a 25 percent discount. a Fri-Sun 11/24-11/26, 10 AM-5 PM, Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum, 1852 W. 19th, 312-738-1503.
Holiday Bazaar Hundreds of fine crafts from more than 60 artisans, priced from $5 to $1,000. a Opening reception Fri 12/1, 6-9 PM. Fri 11/24-Sat 12/23, Wed-Fri noon-7 PM, Sat-Sun noon-4 PM, Woman Made and Artisan Gallery, 685 N. Milwaukee, 312-738-0400.
Handmade Chicago Monthly craft fair featuring 25 local artisans and crafters. a Sat 11/25, noon-4:30 PM, Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western, 773-276-3600 or www.handmadechicago.com.
Holiday Arts & Crafts including jewelry, oils, candles, handbags, pottery, and homemade cookies. a Sat 11/25, 10 AM-4 PM, Days Inn Lincoln Park, 644 W. Diversey, oasisnewspublication.com. $5 donation at the door.
The Shop at the Cultural Center Trunk shows featuring different local designers and artisans each week. a Saturdays through December, 11 AM-3 PM, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington, 312-744-6630.
Fall Into Winter Fund-raiser/ trunk show/silent auction benefiting Children’s Memorial Hospital. Event highlights include food and cocktails, jewelry and paintings, and henna tattoos and face painting. a Sat 11/25, 1-8 PM, Elemental Gifts Gallery & Gift Shop, 3980 N. Milwaukee, elementalgiftsonline.com.
Evil Kitty Trunk Show Local clothing design based on a feline character. a Sat 11/25, noon-5 PM, Wolfbait & B-girls, 3131 W. Logan, 312-698-8685 or evilkitty.net.
World of Chocolate Annual fund-raiser for the AIDS Foundation of Chicago includes a holiday bazaar featuring fine gifts and ornaments donated by local merchants. a Thu 11/30, 5:30-9 PM, Grand Ballroom, Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 E. Wacker, 312-334-0950 or aidschicago.org. $75, $60 in advance.
Victoria’s 18th Annual Holiday Boutique & Cafe The Norwood Park Historical Society offers holiday gifts and homemade treats. a Thu-Fri 11/30-12/1, 10 AM-8 PM, Sat-Sun 12/2-12/3, 10 AM-5 PM, Noble-Seymour-Crippen House, 5624 N. Newark, 773-631-4633 or norwoodparkhistoricalsociety.org. Boutique admission $1.