READ TIME 3 MIN – There are only 5 more weeks till Christkindlmarket returns! **High Fünf (five)!** What better way to celebrate the fast-approaching fun than by revealing some secrets about everyone’s favorite souvenir, the annual Christkindlmarket mug!
READ TIME 3 MIN – We are counting down the weeks to the Holiday Season while it’s still Octoberfest Time … or, is it? The name might be slightly misleading, but one of the most popular German traditions celebrated world-wide, the Oktoberfest, actually begins in September and only lasts until the beginning of October.
READ TIME 2 MIN – 9 Weeks till Christkindlmarket is back! In case you missed our big announcement this week: We were very excited to share the news that we will have markets at our traditional Downtown location on Daley Plaza from November 19th- December 24th; as well as in Wrigleyville at Gallagher Way from November 19th- December 31st!
READ TIME 3 MIN – We are 11 weeks away from the celebration of the 25th Christkindlmarket Anniversary. Looking back 11 years, it was a festive season as well – the Christkindlmarket had its 15th Anniversary! Many vendors have been with us since then, many traditions and live entertainment have stayed the same. What has changed tremendously, however, is the look of the Christkindlmarket brand.
READ TIME 2 MIN – Thirteen weeks left until we can finally say again: “Willkommen to the Christkindlmarket!” Our team’s countdown usually starts at the beginning of the new year. We figured this might be a little too early for our visitors who first want to enjoy Chicago Summer. However, we cannot wait to share our excitement with you anymore!
READ TIME 4 MIN – With 15 weeks to go until the opening of the Chistkindlmarket, we want to celebrate all the little things that make the markets so special to each of our visitors. We sent out a call for our visitors to send in stories of their favorite Chistkindlmarket memories and received hundreds of responses. We now want to share some snippets with you.
READ TIME 2 MIN – With 17 weeks left until the opening of the Christkindlmarket, we are feeling a little “Heimweh” (homesickness) for the beloved red and white striped huts of our market home. Some of you might be feeling the same way, or maybe you are feeling sick of being at home and longing to get out and be with friends and family?
READ TIME 1 MIN – While we’re counting down the weeks until this year’s Christkindlmarket opens (only 19 left!), we want to share a video that will already warm your heart and, hopefully, make you smile and giggle a little. We asked some of our lovely visitors to try and pronounce some of the German words connected with the Christkindlmarket.
READ TIME 2 MIN – It’s 21 weeks till Christkindlmarket opens for its 25th Anniversary celebration! What can you expect from the Christkindlmarket 2021? Simply, everything you have always loved about the markets and MORE (ha ha, you can’t expect us to give away all the secrets yet!)
READ TIME 4 MIN – Welcome back! 23 weeks and counting until we are all together again to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Christkindlmarket. While that sounds like a long time, our little team of elves is busy getting everything ready. But does it really take a full year to plan the Christkindlmarket? You might be surprised to learn that it does!