Chicago December Market Details



The Renegade Craft Fair Chicago Holiday Market has a new home at the stunning Bridgeport Art Center, with the iconic Chicago skyline as its backdrop! On December 6+7 the event will be open from 11am – 6:30pm each day and will feature a curated selection of today’s finest independent makers perfect for all of your Holiday gift-giving needs!

Fair Highlights

Give the gift of handmade this holiday season and support local makers! Shoppers will find an array of outstanding handmade goods at the Fair, perfect for checking off Holiday gift lists – ranging from holiday inspired stationery and gift wrap, unique and one-of-a-kind jewelry, children’s toys, apparel and shoes, to natural beauty products, repurposed lighting and furniture, housewares and much more. Preview this year’s line up of 200+ talented makers, food and drink, and workshops HERE.

Expect a festive and lively atmosphere at the Bridgeport Art Center with holiday shopping and a mixture of interactive activities and free workshops. DJs from RECKLESS RECORDS and CHIRP RADIO will be on-hand spinning festive tunes. The venue and booths will be adorned with lights, evergreen, and festive decor to spark your holiday cheer! For those in need of a caffeine jolt, the INTELLIGENTSIA coffee bar will be serving up coffee, cider, and hot chocolate to quench your craving. MARIA’S PACKAGED GOODS & COMMUNITY BAR will be on hand to supply beer, wine, and mulled wine to those seeking out a little extra holiday spirit. DIA DE LOS TAMALESPUFFS OF DOOM, and BLACK DOG GELATO will be offering food and sweet treats for shoppers needing a little boost in energy.

Shoppers inspired by the creative festivities are invited to craft wood ornaments using reclaimed wood with REBUILDING EXCHANGE. A live screen-printing tote bag demo from Toyota and MARTHA STEWART LIVING, the Official Media Sponsor of the 2014 Renegade Craft Fair Holiday Tour, as well as an assortment of other DIY crafts shoppers can take home for the holidays! Don’t forget to stop by the free-to-use MAGNOLIA PHOTO BOOTH furnished with props to help commemorate all the fun!

Attendee Info

The entrance to the Bridgeport Art Center is located at 1200 W. 35th St. As always, RCF is free to attend. We encourage you to walk, bike, take public transit or grab an Uber to our fair. Uber is sponsoring rides for our Chicago Holiday Market! New users can get up to $25 in Uber credits using the code RCF2014! To sign up, download the app or head to

A complimentary trolley will bring attendees to and from the BRIDGEPORT ART CENTER and the Ashland Stop on the CTA Orange Line. Route directions to the Fair HERE. Unfortunately pets are not permitted inside the venue.