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The Christkindlmarket Aurora will increase its sitemap, which allows us to host more than 50 vendors from around the world at RiverEdge Park in 2023.
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One of the most famous Christmas stores in the world from Rothenburg, Germany has a permanent place at the market, here in Chicago. Its walk-in booth holds holiday ornaments, pyramids, nativity scenes and many, many more gifts and specialty items.
Indoor seating available. Grab some food or a beverage and sit down in our heated Timer Tent.
Bob has six certificates from The Chocolate Academy, and he is bringing his out-of-this-world Belgian hot chocolate to the Christkindlmarket this year! Made on-site, with homemade whipped cream, Bob combines 100% Imported Belgian dark and milk chocolate, with other fine ingredients, to create a cup of his amazing hot chocolate. Once you try it…. there is no going back! You will want more and more! Bob has also created some dee-licious products for you to take home and enjoy: Stix and Mix. They make fantastic Christmas gifts. Indulge in a cup of luxurious chocolate: Bob’s Belgian Hot Chocolate! The best of the best!
Make everyday crepe day with Jour Des Crepes! Enjoy our delicious, homemade French crepes for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. They are oh so good and are served wtih a variety of sweet and savory fllings! Why not try them all?! Joyeux Noel from all of us at Jour Des Crepes!
Pook is simply the world’s warmest, most unique, and truly most fashionable winter apparel around. From the runways of Milan to the pizza houses of Illinois, you want to be seen wearing Pook.
Bakers of 100% all natural dog treats and elk antler chews.
Come immerse yourself into the heart of Germany with traditional soups that will warm the body and soul.
Drawing from the rich culinary traditions of Warsaw, Poland, our owner brings to the table a cherished legacy of flavors: indulge in authentic Pierogies, savor the smokiness of Kielbasa, relish the heartiness of Cabbage Rolls, and experience the tangy zest of Kraut Salad. Each dish reflecting a storied heritage and the soul of Polish cuisine.
Hand-painted Polish pottery from Boleslawiec, Poland and Austrian imports including nativity scenes in miniature boxes, Christmas, winter and summer ornaments, as well as Swarovski crystal gift items.
At Gratinsta, we believe in the beauty and power of nature. That’s why we’ve dedicated ourselves to creating nature-inspired jewelry that celebrates the natural world and the unique beauty of each and every living creature. Nature is a source of inspiration and beauty, and our unique jewelry collection captures this essence in every piece. Each piece is plated with gold or rhodium for a touch of luxury, making it perfect for any occasion. From delicate leaf designs to intricate flower patterns, our nature-inspired jewelry is a must-have for anyone looking to add a touch of natural elegance to their wardrobe. Shop our collection today and experience the beauty of nature in a whole new way!
These puzzles are the perfect gift for Christmas! They are lots of fun to build for both children and adults alike. Start easy and complete one in minutes or challenge yourself and take your time building!
Beautiful, hand-woven alpaca scarves, shawls, socks, and plush handmade stuffed animals. Founded by Canadian designers, they work with a single Ecuadorian family and a Peruvian women’s cooperative to produce beautiful winter accessories.
Here at Dave’s Coffee Cake, we put a little love into each and every cake we make, resulting in some truly amazing flavors. We are known for creating the finest coffee cakes and have devoted many years to the development of our own exclusive recipes and flavors. We have a wonderful selection of Dave’s Coffee Cake available, and our staff is excited to give out samples and sell our cakes daily at the Christkindlmarket in Aurora.
Made by a local couple who spent a year living in Bavaria. Milwaukee Pretzel Company pretzels are handmade and fresh baked, just like they’ve been doing it in Germany for centuries. One taste and you’ll want to trade in your standard pretzel for a delicious “Bretzel!”
Locally owned & operated by a female tea sommelier. Named Chicago’s Best Tea Shop. Our store offers over 200 premium organic & award-winning loose-leaf teas.
Flammkuchen, known as “German pizza”, is made of bread dough rolled out very thinly in the shape of a rectangle using simple ingredients! We (the Bader family) use our own special recipe for flammkuchen, and we’ve been doing it for over a hundred years. Proudly serving traditional (bacon) Flammkuchen, a sausage variety, and a veggie option. This is a mouth-watering German creation!
“From our Famliy to Yours”
Handblown and handpainted ornaments from Lauscha, Germany.
I’m the creator inventor of dry drink mixes including warm and cold holiday drinks, hot butterbeer, frozen butterbeer, warm chocolate drinks, warm spiced wine, along with many other yummy flavors. All mixes can be made for adults and kid friendly.
The wood for our hand-crafted nativities and ornaments is acquired by pruning the Holy Land olive wood tree. No trees are cut down to create our products. Each piece is unique due to the individual grain of the wood from each tree as well as the woodworker’s personal style.
Assortment of roasted nuts, gingerbread, and German cookies. A huge assortment of German chocolates & candy, Stollen (traditional German holiday cake), popcorn, and cotton candy.
Here you can find Traditional Austrian Food and Beverage Specialities.
Hand-blown and hand-painted glass ornaments from Poland with European crystals handset in Chicago, Illinois.
Wisconsin cheesemakers specializing in Alpine raclette, baked cheese, and hot honey crisp apple cider.
Wisconsin cheesemakers specializing in Alpine raclette, baked cheese and hot honey crisp apple cider.
Ultra-fresh premium quality roasted nuts. Freshly roasted on site!
More Polish Pottery is a local Aurora area business specializing in Boleslawiec Polish pottery and unique Polish artisan made items. Established in 2011, Rebecca is passionate about sharing the ‘best bakeware in the world’.
Every pottery piece is functional art made for oven, dishwasher, microwave, and freezer use. They carry thousands of pattern/shape combinations, making every home in America unique for bakeware, dinnerware, and serving dish pieces.
More Polish Pottery has become one of the largest sources for Polish pottery in the USA. Celebrating 11 years in Big Rock, IL (only 20 minutes from the Aurora Christkindlmarket), More Polish Pottery works directly with six Polish pottery factories and other unique Polish artists. They also sell unique handmade crafts by independent Polish artists like woodcarvings, ornaments, jewelry, Polish folk, and fine art.
One of our artists, exclusively found in the USA with More Polish Pottery, has been featured twice in the American Woodcarving Magazine. MPP Business awards include Entrepreneur of the Year from Fox Valley Entrepreneurship Center (FVEC) & Young Entrepreneur from the Daily Herald. In recent years, More Polish Pottery has raised tens of thousands of dollars to fund medical research for rare children’s diseases like Juvenile Dermatomyositis (Cure JM) and Breast Cancer (Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Foundation), and the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity in Poland (WOSP). They are more than Polish pottery, as they are inspired to raise awareness and make a difference for women and children medical research and assistance both in the USA and Poland.
By purchasing a piece of pottery or handmade art product from More Polish Pottery, you are supporting an American family-owned business local to the Aurora, IL area, as well as making a difference in the lives of Polish artists. You may also shop at their retail shop in Big Rock, IL or website morepolishpottery.com
Whimsy offers the most unique merchandise – featuring cozy hats, scarves, and mittens, all made by hand in Poland. You cannot find merchandise like this anywhere else. The hats are fleece lined and so warm, available in a unique trapper style or a slouch pompom style. The scarves are all beautiful and unique. The gloves are stunning and come in so many options. All of our merchandise is one size – which makes gift giving so easy!
Atelier Adesso sells contemporary and whimsical handmade jewelry and decor in the mountains outside of Denver, Colorado. Our owner and maker traces her lineage back to her ancestral makers in the black forests in Baden-Baden.
Since 1997, we have been creating natural aromatherapy products in Milwaukee. We started with just soap, but now we offer a full array of bath, body, and home products that are healthy, sustainable, and biodegradable. Our products are always scented with pure essential oils, never artificial scents. We make our products in small batches using fresh raw materials to ensure the highest quality.
Our packaging reflects our concern about single use containers. Soap is sold naked. Other products are packed in compostable paper pouches. When we have no alternative, we use plastic that is easily recycled.
We are confident that you will enjoy our products!
Sweaters, wool socks, Aran knit gloves, mittens, caps, and Celtic jewelry.
All Chicatolia items are handmade. We offer all kinds of products for men and women: quality purses, briefcases, journals, tablet covers, wallets, and accessories. Our leather goods are treated with a vegetal tanning process, an organic treatment using natural materials and no chemicals. The high-quality leather we use makes each of our items the definition of heritage with an edge; we seek and select premium quality for life-long satisfaction of your purchase. Appreciation of quality, respecting the mastery of our artisans, and sustaining the tradition of the handcraft are core values that drive our production process and boutique.
We offer one of the world’s most extensive and best-loved collections of mouth-blown glass ornaments. All Christmas glass ornaments are made with traditional methods, blown on a free fire from a glass pipe without any mold, then the inner sides of the shape are manually plated with genuine gold, and lastly they are hand painted & decorated.
All of our ceramics are made by hand here in IL. We use sustainable materials to create functional pieces that can be used in your kitchen. Come by our booth during the Christkindlmarket for a once in a lifetime experience!
Puffy Houzz is your one stop shop for all things Dutch. From fresh stroopwafels, poffertjes, to our delicious hot chocolate. We have it all! Make sure to stop by for a taste of Amsterdam in Chicago.
Finding unique handcrafted gifts is not easy these days. Rarely will someone know that the creation they hold in their hands is the one and only. At Celestial Presence each and every one of our hand-carved wooden animals and dragons from Indonesia are one of a kind. On top of that, we are also supporting the struggling ancient tradition of wood carvers that goes back for generations. We have worked with our carvers for three generations already, and with your help we can continue to support this traditional Balinese art for many generations to come. Stop by and find your friend or family’s favorite animal or dragon or even grab one for yourself.
While you are at it be sure to check out our paper star lanterns. You will likely see their brilliant colors and patterns shining bright from across the market. Hand-crafted in India the stars come in various colors and patterns perfect for all ages and occasions. They come flat in a paper packaging so they are also the perfect gift for anyone who is traveling or wants to mail their gifts to loved ones no matter how far away they might be this Christmas season.
At our Gourmet Stuffed Pretzel booth not only do we have a pretzel flavor to satisfy the tastes of everyone in the family. You can eat them without even taking off your gloves. Whether you want a meal, a dessert, or just a snack, we have just the right thing for you. Stop on by and give them a try! We are sure you will be happy.
Since 1895, Wurst Kitchen has been making the finest all natural handmade sausages and smoked meats available anywhere!
At this year’s market we offer a variety of traditional sausages, schnitzel sandwiches, and meals.
Also available: Sausage & Cheese Holiday gift boxes, packaged sausages to go, and more!
Please visit our Aurora shop – Same location since 1895!
For a complete listing of all our products and directions to our shop – Please visit our website: WurstKitchen.com
What’s a Zapiekanka, you ask? Also known as a Polish pizza, this tasty flatbread features mushrooms, cheese, ketchup, and green onions, along with your choice of tasty meat such as bacon, salami, or ham.
Step up to our booth and savor the irresistible allure of Belgian fries- crispy, golden, and seasoned to perfection. A true delight for your taste buds!
The Bakehouse Chicago is a local bakery in Roscoe Village serving all types of baked goods and coffee.
Fons is a patchwork of different cultural flavors from around the world, threading natural sources of food into the empanada world with a plant-based twist.
Happy Holidays! Decadent Flavor is a traveling dessert company that offers an array of dessert stations. Our signature hot and fresh mini donuts are made to order onsite and served with a variety of toppings. Also, treat yourself and indulge in our delicious hot chocolate and gourmet coffees. We cater all events and occasions including but not limited to weddings, corporate events, birthday parties, etc. Swing by and visit us this holiday season and partake in some of our delicious treats. We would love to see all of your beautiful faces! In the interim, feel free to visit our website to view all of our 18 different Dessert Stations and Food Truck options: Decadentflavor.com
Handmade natural felt & silk products.
1. Unique felt hats
2. Beautiful felted marvelous silk shawls and scarves
3. Comfortable and warm indoor slippers
4. Incredible felt ornaments
These products are very appealing; not only visually, but also to the touch. They exude surprising warmth. The diligence, love, joy, and imagination of artists turn each product into an extraordinary masterpiece. These products are made by hand in a beautiful mountain country Kyrgyzstan.
Squishables are giant round, fuzzy balls of plush, designed in Soho, NYC by a team of illustrators, comic book artists, coders, actors, an ex-truck driver, and various other industry refugees. We’ve been creating cuddles for 15 years now, growing from a tiny mom-and-pop shop run out of our living room into the (still pretty tiny) 33-person company that we are today. Many of our designs are also crowdsourced from our million-strong group of fans, who create and vote on hundreds of new potential Squishables a year. The world can be a hard place. Hug something soft.
If you think Cashmere is soft, wait until you get your hands on a handmade Ecuadorian alpaca wool sweater, poncho, or rug. Famous in the Otocalo market for these amazing Ecuadorian gifts.
Shop America’s favorite fudge, gourmet hand painted truffles, and delicious confections. So good it should be illegal! Our fudge recipe was created over 30 years ago and has been known as America’s Best Fudge since the early ’80s. Our ingredients are pure and natural. Our fudge is made in the small-Micro-batch tradition: hand-stirred in copper kettles cooked over an open flame. This cooking method creates a silky-smooth fudge that has been recognized as America’s finest. Our truffle bars are a delicious to eat as they are to see! Hand painted with French cocoa butter, a work of art! Made with Belgian chocolate and filled with a creamy, smooth ganache. Come create your own gift box today!
SaraBoo Creek’s original ornament designs are all artisan made in Illinois and may be personalized for free on site!
Wild Cherry Spoon Co. creates unique, artisan hand carved, kitchenware and home goods from their production shop in Moline, IL located between the Mississippi and Rock Rivers. Each piece is created from pre-fallen urban lumber from yards and parks, then finished with our food-grade SpoonButta wood finish.
Family Owned small business. We make six flavors of Gourmet Licorice. Taste the Difference.
We carry over 100 different varieties of all natural gourmet products for you to enjoy. Our spice blends can be used as dips, sandwich spreads, salad dressings, rubs, cheese balls, drink mixes, seasonings on your favorite foods and pasta, seasoning for meat, and much more! Our soup mixes, bread mixes, fondue mixes, and pasta toss mixes are second to none. Our products are all natural, low in carbs, low in sodium, contain NO MSG, and most of our products are gluten free.
Seasonal winter fashion hats, scarves, gloves, ponchos, ethnic jewelry, steel rings, and Peruvian ornaments.
We make European chocolate figures with the highest quality and care.
La Boulangerie & Co is a traditional French Bakery & Cafe’.
When you walk into our cafés, get ready to experience France at its most authentic, starting with the base of our business: the flour. All of our breads, pastries, galettes, and crepes are made from scratch daily in Chicago with the highest quality flour imported straight from the motherland: France.
Supplying Chicago with delicious bread is what we do best, and you can find us in several restaurants and retail stores around the city, as well as summer and winter farmers markets.