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21st Annual Christkindlmarket

November 18 - December 24, 2016

 

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.

 

Event Calendar

Dec
2

Pop-up Booth: Bavarian Tradition Chicago

Hand-carved Krampus masks, ornaments, hats and decorations from Munich!

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Dec
6

Theatre Tag

Members of the League of Chicago Theatres perform snippets from their holiday productions at the Christkindlmarket in order for guests to get a taste of the full show. Enjoy an assortment of performances that include modern, humorous, and seasonal themes.

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Dec
7

Pop-up Vendor Booth: The Swiss Dog Chicago

Traditional Alpine Raclette melted and scraped off the wheel

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Dec
7

Kinder Tag

A day full of activities and performances geared toward children and their families featuring the German International School Chicago and Chicago Parent Magazine. Click to see details.

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Dec
7

Christkind visits the Market

Chicago's own Christkind visits the market

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Dec
7

Children's Lantern Parade

Kids are invited to join an evening lantern parade

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Reserve a table at the Christkindlmarket! 

Reserve a "Stammtisch" table for you and your friends!  Guests can even order a food and beverage package from one of our amazing vendors. 

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On Daley Plaza in the Chicago Loop (between Dearborn, Washington and Clark Street)
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