Looking for some local holiday markets or craft fairs to get a head start on your holiday shopping?
We’ve got you covered.
Holiday Craft Fair
What: Crafters selling homemade creations; a concession stand, bake sale and chances to win items from participating crafters
When: Saturday, Nov. 3 (8 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
Where: St. Mary Immaculate gym, 15629 S. Route 59, Plainfield
Holiday Sparkle Fair
What: Crafts from around the world, handmade dog leashes and toy, plus homemade candy, cookies, pies, cakes and other treats, not to mention a soup and bread luncheon with homemade soups to eat in or carry-out from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. More than 20 raffle gift baskets will be up for grabs, plus a handmade, partially furnished "Victorian manor" dollhouse. The church's youth group willl offer a resale with crafts, gently used items and books. A garage sale will also coincide with the event.
When: Saturday, Nov. 17 (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
Where: Plainfield United Congregational Church of Christ, 24020 W. Fraser Rd., Plainfield
St. Francis Xavier Holiday Bazaar
What: There will be crafters and vendors galore, bake sale goodies and Santa will also be available for pictures.
When: Noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1; and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2
Where: St. Francis Xavier, 2500 Arbeiter Rd. (Joliet)
Boulder Hill Elementary Annual Holiday Fair
What: A holiday market put on by local vendors and crafters for the holiday season at Boulder Hill Elementary
When: Saturday, Nov. 17 (9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.)
Where: Boulder Hill Elementary
What: Second annual Christmas Bazaar. There will be over 40 vendors to help start your early Christmas shopping. Homemade cookies will be available for $5 and $10 plates and lunch will also be available for puchase
When: Saturday, Nov. 17 (9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.)
Where: The Oswego Senior Center, 156 E. Washington St., Oswego
Holiday Market Old Fire Barn
What: During the annual Christmas walk, lots of favorite vendors from the summer and fall country market will be selling their wares.
When: Saturday, Dec. 8 (9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.)
Where: Near old fire barn, Main Street, Oswego
Immanuel Lutheran Church Holiday Shoppe and Bake Sale
What: A holiday sope of handmade items from local artisans, as well as holiday and everyday décor and gifts, plus a delicious bake sale
When: Saturday, Nov. 10 (10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.)
Where: Immanuel Lutheran Church, 10104 Immanuel Road, Yorkville
Wheatlands Holiday Shoppe
What: A craft fair for students to be able to purchase gifts at lower prices. Lots of goodies to be found.
When: Friday, Nov. 30 (6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.)
Where: Wheatlands Elementary School, 2290 Barrington Road West, Aurora
A Marmion Family Christmas
What: A craft fair of over 150 crafters from all over the Chicagoland area.
When: Saturday, Nov. 24 (9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.) and Sunday, Nov. 25 (10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.)
Where: Marmion Academy, Regole Field House, 1000 Butterfield Road, Aurora
Cost: $4 for everyone 12 and older.
Holiday Market for COTA
What: A holiday market where part of the proceeds will go to Yorkville resident Ben Varcoe, who is undergoing a double-lung transplant.
When: Sunday, Nov. 4 (11am
Where: VFW Hall in Naperville, 908 Jackson Ave., Naperville
Cost: $2 donation for adults and a $1 donation for children 6-13, under 5 are free.