Find the Perfect Holiday Market for Your Shopping!

There are countless holiday markets happening around the Heritage Corridor this winter season. From Christkindl to Chris Kringle to Christmas Market, you'll find the perfect place to shop and celebrate the season.

Ottawa, IL - Chris Kringle Market

Dates: November 25th through December 18th
Times: Fridays 4pm - 8pm, Saturdays 11am - 8pm, Sundays 11am - 5pm

Held under the twinkling lights in historic downtown Ottawa, the euro-inspired Chris Kringle Market features small makers, bakers and creators from around the globe, fantastic performances and weekends filled with free family-friendly activities!

Joliet, IL - North Pole Christmas Market

Date: November 25th
Time: 10am - 5pm

The North Pole Christmas Market will kick off a full day’s worth of holiday events all taking place within walking distance in Downtown Joliet. Other free Light up the Holidays activities include the North Pole Park across from the Rialto Square Theatre that will include an iceless skating rink, inflatable snow globe, and curling lanes. Visitors can enjoy horse drawn carriage rides, Joliet’s tree lighting ceremony, Light up the Holidays Parade, fireworks and more!

Morris, IL - Home for the Holidays

Dates: November 25th - 27th
Times: 10am - 4pm

The celebration in Morris features carriage rides, Santa and his reindeer, Light up the Holidays Parade, The Festival of Trees, Holiday Window Walk, and beloved House Walk. Join us for a three-day celebration to kick off the Christmas season! 

Utica, IL - Utica's Christmas in the Village

Dates: November 26th & 27th
Time: 11am - 5pm

Highlights of the event include a Santa Parade at 4:30 pm on Sunday, horse-drawn carriage rides, strolling barbershop quartet, free trolley service, children’s activities at the Community Building, Christmas in the Canal vendor show, shopping, eating, drinking, and tasting specials at local businesses!

Wilmington, IL - ChristkindlMarket

Date: November 26th
Time: 3pm - 8pm

At this market you'll find 25+ vendors with holiday goods, a food truck, hot chocolate, and photo ops. It's a can't miss, get you in the holiday spirit market. Also includes a gingerbread house competition, reindeer games, holiday parade, Santa pictures, and late night shopping.

La Salle, IL - Christkindlmarket

Dates: December 2nd - 4th
Times: Friday 4pm-7pm, Saturday & Sunday 10am-4pm

Be sure to save the date for the 5th year of this (now) 3-day event!  You’ll feel like you’re strolling through an authentic German holiday market. Hand-picked vendors selling unique and hard-to-find items, authentic German trinkets, local candy, plus much more! Authentic German menu by Uptown plus seasonal beer, mulled wine, hot cider, and hot chocolate – in commemorative mugs or German boots straight from Germany! FREE admission and FREE parking, family-friendly with LIVE entertainment on Saturday and Sunday. NO pets allowed – except for the reindeer. There is plenty of free parking nearby and the lot is fully handicapped accessible (GPS: 140 Marquette Street, La Salle, IL 61301).

Scenes from the Corridor