Holiday, Winter & Christmas Markets in Illinois: Opening Dates for 2023!

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Wondering when holiday, winter & Christmas markets will be open this year in Illinois? We’ve done all the research so you don’t have to!

In this post, we’ll be sharing a list of the most popular Christmas & holiday markets in Illinois, along with the opening dates that we know of so far.

We know it isn’t easy to find all this information in one place, so we’ve spent hours assembling all the dates and official websites of various markets to make your trip planning infinitely easier.

We hope you find this list helpful!

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Illinois Christmas Markets 2023 Opening Dates

In the table below, we’ll be summarizing the known opening dates for some of Illinois’ biggest and best-known Christmas markets and fairs this year.

While we try our best to ensure the information is up-to-date and accurate, we recommend double checking with official sources (like the websites below) before making any plans. Dates and details can change quickly these days, so it’s always better safe than sorry!

NOTE: We’ve put a lot of time and effort into assembling the information below, so if you are quoting/referencing these details in your own articles and websites, we would greatly appreciate a link back to this page. Thank you for your understanding!

LocationChristmas Market Name2023 DatesMore InfoHotels
Aurora, ILMarmion Christmas Craft ShowNov 25 - 26More Info
Bartlett, ILHome for the Holidays – an Art and Craft ShowOct 21More Info
Belleville, IL Belleville Christkindlmarkt Nov 24 - 26
Nov 30 - Dec 3
Dec 7 - 10
Dec 14 - 23
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Bloomington, ILHoliday Cheer Christmas MarketNov 5More Info
Bolingbrook, ILBolingbrook Annual Holiday MarketNov 5 - 7More Info
Carlinville, ILCarlinville Christmas Market Dec 1 - 3More Info
Chicago, IL Chicago ChristkindlmarktNov 17 - Dec 24More Info
Chicago, ILOne of a Kind Holiday ShowDec 7 - 10More Info
Crystal Lake, ILA Country Christmas Arts & Craft Show
Oct 28 - 29More Info
Decatur, ILDecatur Holiday Arts & Craft Show
Nov 25More Info
Elmhurst, ILWilder Mansion Holiday Market
Nov 3 - 4More Info
Evanston, ILWoman’s Club of Evanston Holiday BazaarNov 18 - 19More Info
Homewood, ILRavisloe Fetching Holiday MarketNov 17 - 18More Info
Joliet, ILAnnual Holiday Market at Louis Joliet MallNov 11 - 12More Info
Lockport, ILChristmas Christmas Crossroads Market
Nov 18 - 19More Info
Millstadt, ILMillstadt Weihnachtsfest Dec 3More Info
Morris, IL3 French Hens Holiday MarketNov 10 - 11More Info
Palatine, ILFremd Booster Club Holiday Craft FairDec 9More Info
Palo Heights, ILKris Kringle Market
Nov 11More Info
Quincy, ILQuincy Service League Holiday Gift Show & Sale
Nov 18 - 19More Info
Quincy, ILOakley Lindsay Quincy Craft & Christmas MarketNov 10 - 12More Info
Rockford, ILRockford Arts & Rockford Crafts Holiday Spectacular
Nov 11 - 12More Info
St Charles, ILChristmas on the Fox Art and Craft Show
Nov 18 - 19More Info
Wheaton, ILFirefly Market - Holiday EditionNov 11 - 12More Info

Help us improve this list of Christmas market opening dates in Idaho!

Know of any other Christmas markets we should add to our list? Let us know in the comments with a link to an official source if possible so we can ensure we get accurate dates.

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