The Christkindlmarket


The German Christmas Market is back in person, providing a safe outdoor experience in Chicago for the whole family. Please find our Health & Safety Information here. 

The authentic Christkindlmarkets in Downtown Chicago and at Gallagher Way in Wrigleyville are a unique ADMISSION-FREE experience. The smell of roasted nuts, fresh pretzels, bratwurst and hot spiced wine, the sound of festive music, and the glimmer of sparkling Christmas ornaments, all in a cozy atmosphere – a visit to the market takes all  your senses on a journey!

Starting November 19th, visitors can explore vendor products from around the world, participate in special events, and enjoy the unique shopping experience. Children can sign up for the Kinder Club Newsletter and download free Kinder Club activities.

For those who prefer to bring the holiday feel to their homes, the Christkindlmarket offers its Online Marketplace where visitors can purchase gift boxes, mugs, ornaments, beanies, scarfs, hats, and much more. 

Do you want to skip waiting and line and prefer being served at a festively decorated table in a more intimate setting (that is also heated)? Reserve a table in the heated Timber Haus!

Locations 2021

Christkindl Holiday Market Nutcracker
a ballerina performing at the christkindlmarket

Thank you to our wonderful 2021 supporters!

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Whether you have any questions regarding our history, our vendors or events or want to get involved yourself, get in touch with us!
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