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.
Official event opening at 11am
Opening the market with song
Chicago's own Christkind visits the Kinder Korner
101st annual City of Chicago Tree Lighting Ceremony
Hawaii comes to Chicago
Chicago's Christkind rides through the city
Reserve a "Stammtisch" table for you and your friends! Guests can even order a food and beverage package from one of our amazing vendors.