Holiday, Winter & Christmas Markets in Illinois: Opening Dates for 2024!

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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!

Illinois Christmas Markets 2024 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!

As of February 2024, only the dates for some of Illinois’ largest Christmas markets have been announced. We will update this page as we learn more.

But for now, here is a table summarizing the opening dates of 2024 Illinois Christmas markets that we know of so far.

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 Name2024 DatesMore InfoHotels
Aurora, ILMarmion Christmas Craft ShowNov 30 - Dec 1More Info
Bartlett, ILHome for the Holidays – an Art and Craft ShowMore Info
Belleville, IL Belleville Christkindlmarkt Click here
Bloomington, ILHoliday Cheer Christmas MarketMore Info
Bolingbrook, ILBolingbrook Annual Holiday MarketMore Info
Carlinville, ILCarlinville Christmas Market Dec 6 - 8More Info
Chicago, IL Chicago ChristkindlmarktMore Info
Chicago, ILOne of a Kind Holiday ShowDec 5 - 8More Info
Crystal Lake, ILA Country Christmas Arts & Craft Show
Oct 26 - 27More Info
Decatur, ILDecatur Holiday Arts & Craft Show
More Info
Elmhurst, ILWilder Mansion Holiday Market
More Info
Evanston, ILWoman’s Club of Evanston Holiday BazaarNov 23 - 24More Info
Homewood, ILRavisloe Fetching Holiday MarketMore Info
Joliet, ILAnnual Holiday Market at Louis Joliet MallMore Info
Lockport, ILChristmas Christmas Crossroads Market
Nov 23 - 24More Info
Millstadt, ILMillstadt Weihnachtsfest More Info
Morris, IL3 French Hens Holiday MarketNov 8 - 9More Info
Palatine, ILFremd Booster Club Holiday Craft FairMore Info
Palo Heights, ILKris Kringle Market
More Info
Quincy, ILQuincy Service League Holiday Gift Show & Sale
Nov 23 - 24More Info
Quincy, ILOakley Lindsay Quincy Craft & Christmas MarketMore Info
Rockford, ILRockford Arts & Rockford Crafts Holiday Spectacular
Nov 9 - 10More Info
St Charles, ILChristmas on the Fox Art and Craft Show
Nov 23 - 24More Info
Wheaton, ILFirefly Market - Holiday EditionMore 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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