Christkindlmarket Chicago

Christkindlmarket Chicago

By: the Christkindlmarket Team



Welcome to the Christkindlmarket Chicago's Blog, written by your very own Christkind! Read through to learn about the Christkindlmarket behind the scenes and fun facts.






Welcome to the Christkindlmarket's new Website!

Oct 15, 2014


Hello Christkindlmarket Fans!  My name is the Christkind, the namesake of the Christkindlmarket.  As you may have already noticed, the Christkindlmarket Chicago has revamped our website!  The beloved holiday tradition of the Christkindlmarket is staying the same, but we’ve brought the website into the 21st century to make it as easy as possible for you to explore our site. You can use it to learn more about the Christkindlmarket, find out which vendors you want to visit, and see what performances are coming up.  Following are a few new features of the site that might be useful while planning your visit.


Want to see what kind of events are happening and when? 

Our revamped events calendar can be filtered by date, category, or time.  It’s also printable, and event descriptions can be seen right on the events calendar page!  21st Century!! Simply go to the events page, and choose month or week to view by those time frames.  To see only events for the Christkindlmarket Chicago OR only events for the Christkindlmarket Oakbrook, click "Filter By" and choose which one you would like to see. 



Looking for things to do that are specifically for kids and families? 

In Germany, I bring presents to children on Christmas Eve, so my favorite thing is to make sure kids at the Christkindlmarket have fun things to do! The Kinder Korner page is the pride and joy of our new website.  Kids and parents alike can find activities, events, and Christkindlmarket fun facts by exploring this page.


Want to visit a particular vendor but can’t remember which?

Check out our updated vendor page!  There you'll find descriptions, the origin, and the location of each vendor.  Many are in the same spot as in previous years, but if they've moved you'll be able to see them on the map as well. 


Have a question for us?

Visit our new and updated FAQs section for the most frequently asked questions by visitors to the Christkindlmarket. If you have a question that hasn’t been answered, you can send it to us and one of our team members will answer it as quickly as possible!


Our goal is to make our website as useful for you as possible.  If there is anything about our new site that is confusing, broken, or just weird, we would love to hear about it. Contact us by clicking here with any questions or issues. We’d be happy to help.

Talk to you soon!

- the Christkind



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