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One of a Kind Holiday Show

Come to the One of a Kind Holiday Show at Chicago’s The Mart December 6-9 and stay at the nearby and affordable LaQuinta Inn & and Suites in historic Hyde Park!

The One of a Kind Holiday Show will return just in time for the busiest shopping season of the year. More than 600 independent makers will set up shop at the 18th annual Holiday Show held at The Mart (formerly The Merchandise Mart). Enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience while browsing and shopping from a variety of categories of handmade work.

You can shop for: Gourmet food. Indulge your taste buds on edible art! Find a fantastic selection of gourmet artisans selling a range of delicious specialty items including dips, sauces, confections and baked goods in this special section on the show floor. Fine Art Gallery. Walk through the show’s Fine Art Gallery to enjoy a curated exhibition of fine art and sculpture from the show floor. Coat check. Check your coat for a trouble-free shopping experience. Located in the first-floor lobby and on the show floor. Gourmet Cafes. Enjoy a wonderful variety of gourmet food without leaving the Show. Grab a seat at one of the many tables to enjoy your lunch or rest your feet. Don’t want to miss a football game? The Sports Cafe will have TVs playing all the weekend’s big games. All cafés include bar service, which means you can shop and sip at the same time!

Enjoy: Painting, Bath & Body, Holiday items, Paper, Ceramics, Home Goods, Pet Products, Fashion; Jewelry, Photography, Fiber Art, Kids, Sculpture, Furniture, Metal, Wood, Glass, Mixed Media, and much more! Enjoy fashion shows, a gourmet market, an emerging market.

The Mart is located at 222 West Merchandise Mart Plaza. For a full schedule of events, vendors and tickets, go online to and follow the prompts.

Make your family’s One of a Kind Holiday Show experience even more enjoyable by staying at the LaQuinta Inn & Suites, in Hyde Park. The hotel offers free shuttle bus service to and from the Loop area and is close to bus and train services. Enjoy the free breakfast. AND Jazz and seafood buffet (non-seafood items available) Friday nights.