12/09-12/23 |2nd Annual Holiday Pop-up Shop by Chicago Fair Trade | 2031 N Damen Ave, Chicago | More than 20 locally-owned, ethical vendors will be participating in this year’s pop-up shop, selling products ranging from home decor, accessories, handbags, and food products (coffee, chocolate, honey).
The shop will be open every Tuesday-Sunday until Wednesday, December 23rd. Hours of operation will be Tuesday-Friday from 12-7, Saturdays from 11-7, and Sundays from 12-5. closed Mondays.
12/11 | La Catrina Art Market w/Mole, Music by: (((SONORAMA))) and more | La Catrina Cafe, 1011 W 18th St, Chicago | Art Market for your Holiday shopping and more ! SUPPORT Local Arts and Culture. Music by: (((SONORAMA)))
Poetry Set @ 8PM featuring: Emilio Maldonado
12/11 | Fiestas de la Calle at Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center | Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center 4048 W Armitage Ave, Chicago | Las Fiestas de la Calle are Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center’s version of the world famous San Sebastián Street Festival, celebrated every year in San Juan. Join us for live salsa, bomba, plena DJs, traditional Caribbean food, vejigantes, cabezudos, arts, crafts, raffles, games and more. Family Friendly Event. Your donation includes delicious food provided by our sponsors. All proceeds benefit Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center.
12/12 | CEW Design Studio at Hamdard Holiday Sale | 1542 W Devon Ave, Chicago | CEW Design Studio is a Chicago based art therapy social enterprise serving Bosnian refugees and South Asian immigrant women. CEW (Creatively Empowered Women) provides a welcoming space for sewing, knitting, crocheting and art sessions that enhance life skills and cultivate a sense of community. We believe in promoting holistic well being through skill sharing and fellowship. Craft and fabrication develop social capital and empower women by offering practical, economic and emotional support.
12/13 | KULTURA KRISTMAS MARKET (“Palengke” (holiday market) | Filipino Kitchen is excited to bring you Kultura Kristmas Market on December 13! Chicago, here’s your chance to again indulge in some far out culinary creations courtesy of our team of guest chefs from around the area and beyond. As always, we’ll be putting a contemporary spin on traditional flavors, thus providing a novel experience for both diehard fans of Filipino food and those less familiar with the wonders of Pinoy cooking. This time around, however, Team Kultura is taking it to the next level by turning Emporium Arcade Bar into a full-blown “palengke” (holiday market), complete with a carefully curated lineup of vendors offering up all sorts of unique gift ideas. And of course, we will again be showcasing the finest in local Fil-Am musical and artistic talent.
12/18 &12/19 | Pre-Kwanzaa Holiday Market and Celebration
Africa International House hosts an annual Pre-Kwanzaa Holiday Market and Celebration. Come out and shop with artists for unique, eclectic holiday gifts, live entertainment, storytelling, food, and fun for the entire family. Please join us for 2 days of music, workshops, shopping, and activities.
Friday December 18th, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday December 19th, from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Harriet Harris Park, 6200 S. Drexel Ave Chicago IL, 60637.
Global and local, fair-trade, handmade and one of a kind shops in Chicago
Ten Thousand Villages
Galleria in Andersonville and Evanston
Tienda Tzintzuntzán at National Museum of Mexican Art
Check back often, more to come !