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22nd Annual Christkindlmarket

November 16th - December 24th

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 opens two months from today! Prepare for your visit by exploring our vendor information, making a Stammtisch reservation, and signing up for the Kinder Club!

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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)