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