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German Christmas Market Entertainment 

READ TIME 3 MIN – What should an authentic German Christmas Market have besides the variety of vendors from Germany and all around the world? German Entertainment, German Activations and German Goodies!

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The First Annual Christkindlmarket Ornament

READ TIME 2 MIN – Only one week left! Just seven days until the gates open and we can all stroll the lanes of our little candy-cane striped village. It has been so long since we have seen you all and we simply can’t wait! We are so excited about all the holiday memories that will be made this year at the market – not only to celebrate our 25th Anniversary but also because we have been apart for so long.

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History & Traditions

Holiday Traditions in Downtown Chicago

READ TIME 2 MIN – Three weeks until Chicago’s German Christmas Market celebrates its 25th Anniversary! Can you believe it? We are so close – we can almost taste the roasted nuts and see the red and white striped huts… wait… we really DO see the huts! That’s because we started building the market on Daley Plaza this morning!

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History & Traditions

The Christkindlmarket Mugs – History & Designs

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!

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German Oktoberfest tradition in September
History & Traditions

Oktoberfest & Co – German Fall Traditions

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.

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The Christkind and Alpine Brass Music at the Christkindlmarket
History & Traditions

The Exclusive Christkindlmarket Experience

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!

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