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.
Santa Claus arrives at Daley Plaza
Chicago's Christkind rides through the city
The Glen Sorgatz Trio perform for market visitors
Alpine Brass perform for market strollers
Chicago's own Christkind visits the Kinder Korner
A day of theatrical performances
Reserve a "Stammtisch" table for you and your friends! Guests can even order a food and beverage package from one of our amazing vendors.