Roscoe Village kicks off WinterFest on Saturday, Dec. 7th at 5 p.m. with a tree lighting and late-night shopping. The fun continues Sunday, Dec. 8th from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. with a family day with choirs, trolley rides & a visit from Santa.
Shop handmade wares from more than 150 crafters at the Renegade Craft Fair‘s popular holiday market runs Saturday, Dec. 6th and Sunday, Dec. 7th from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Pulaski Park Fieldhouse (1419 W. Blackhawk St.) Admission is free.
The annual One of a Kind show kicks of Thursday, Dec. 5th at the Merchandise Mart, offering wares including jewelry, home decor, kid’s merchandise & clothing from more than 600 artisans. Runs through Sunday, December 8th.
Wicker Park shops join up for Do-Division Holiday, a neighborhood event along Division Street from Ashland Avenue to Leavitt Street with discounts, free drinks & caroling. The event runs Saturday, Dec. 7th and Sunday, Dec. 8th from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Facets Multimedia (1517 W. Fullerton Ave., Chicago, 773-281-9075) hosts its annual warehouse sale on Saturday, Dec. 7th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with DVDs as low as $1.99 and VHS tapes for only a dime.
Meet Santa at the Bucktown location of The Red Balloon Co. (1940 N. Damen Ave., Chicago, 877-969-9800) on Sunday, Dec. 8th from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Free event; one pic per family. The big guy also stops by Twinkle Twinkle Little One (2007 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago, 773-472-3000) on Sunday, Dec. 8th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Make a toy donation to receive a free sitting and a photo. Call to reserve a spot.
Dose Market hosts its Every Gift market on Sunday, Dec. 8th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with artisanal foods, backpacks & totes, home decor, Paris flea market finds, and more at 1st Ward at Chop Shop (2033 W. North Ave.) Tickets are $5.