GENERAL SHOW INFORMATION
The 17th annual One of a Kind Holiday Show is a premier fine art and fine craft show scheduled during one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year. Located in downtown Chicago at The Merchandise Mart, this juried, indoor show features original, handmade work by over 600 top artists, designers, and craftspeople. An annual must-attend event for Chicagoans who LOVE to shop, the show is considered “Chicago’s Holiday Shopping Show.”
Thursday, December 7 10am-8pm*
Friday, December 8 11am-8pm
Saturday, December 9 10am-7pm
Sunday, December 10 10am-5pm
*We will be open early on Thursday, December 7, 2017 for Early Access Admission Ticket holders (available for purchase on the show's ticket page.) On this particular day December 7, 2017 ONLY, the Early Access Admission Ticket will allow shoppers to enter at 10am.
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The Merchandise Mart
222 Merchandise Mart Plaza - 7th Floor
Chicago, IL 60654
Tickets are $12. Children 12 and under are free. A portion of ticket sales will benefit Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.
Show Website: www.oneofakindshowchicago.com
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Saturday & Sunday, 10:00am-5:00pm
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Saturday 10:00am-10:00pm, Sunday 10:00am-9:00pm
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Saturday & Sunday, 10:00am-7:00pm
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Saturday & Sunday, 10:00am-6:00pm