Inspired by the Christkindlesmarkt in Nuremberg, Germany, which began in 1545, the Christkindlmarket Chicago brings a cherished German and European tradition with international flair and local charm to Chicago. Chicago's largest open-air Christmas festival was first held on Pioneer Court in 1996.
Alpine Brass perform for market strollers
Chicago's own Christkind visits the market
The Glen Sorgatz Trio perform for market visitors
Half-price tickets + Information about 200 Chicago theatres!
Experience some of Chicago’s 250 theatres at the Christkindlmarket on Theatre Tag (Tag translated into German means Day)
Reserve a "Stammtisch" table for you and your friends! Guests can even order a food and beverage package from one of our amazing vendors.