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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


2 months until Christkindlmarket Chicago!

The Christkindlmarket Chicago will open its doors in just 2 months from this day. That means it's time to officially start planning your trip! Simply click through the Christkindlmarket website to get the information you will need.

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1 month until Christkindlmarket Chicago!

The final countdown has begun! The Opening Day of the Christkindlmarket Chicago is only one short month away on this day. Finalize your plans and get ready to celebrate!

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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)