The Christkindlmarket Chicago is the most authentic traditional holiday market of its kind outside of Europe, offering a unique shopping experience, family-friendly events & intercultural activities.
All General Admission.
Thursdays: 11am – 7pm
Fridays & Saturdays: 11am – 9pm
Sundays: 11am – 6pm
*Special Hours on Monday (Dec 19) – Wednesday (Dec 21): 11am – 7pm
Thanksgiving (Nov 24) & Christmas Eve (Dec 24): 11am – 4pm
Since 1996, German American Events, LLC, a subsidiary of the German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest , has hosted the Christkindlmarket Chicago as a free event, featuring international and local vendors with various offerings for all ages.
The German-style outdoor market has become so popular that it expanded to several locations in Illinois and Wisconsin. The unique shopping experience, cheerful live entertainment and original food and beverages like the imported mulled wine from Germany, called Glühwein, make the Christkindlmarket a preferred and popular destination, mentioned by big media outlets like the Chicago Tribune, Choose Chicago, and Chicago Magazine. In 2021, it has been nominated as one of the Top 10 Holiday Markets by USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice.
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