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The "Ich liebe Dich" Lebkuchen and other German sweets can be purchased from our lovey vendors at the Christkindlmarket.
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Get to know our 2022 Christkindlmarket locations!

READ TIME 4 MIN – It’s official – The Christkindlmarket will be returning with 3 locations in 2022: Aurora, Chicago, and Wrigleyville! All of them will unite cherished European tradition with international flair and local charm, offering an authentic German-style holiday market experience. Visitors will be able to purchase the beloved souvenir mug and Christkindlmarket merchandise at all three admission-free locations! Even though all of the markets look the same with our signature red and white striped wooden booths, they each have their unique holiday atmosphere, vendors and live entertainment.

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The Christkind explores its Hometowns

READ TIME 2 MIN – Welcome back! 24 weeks and counting until the Christkindlmarket opens for the 2022 season and we come together to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year! While we only had two Christkindlmarket locations in 2021, Chicago and Wrigleyville, you are in for a sweet holiday surprise this year: In 2022 we are back in the suburbs with the first Christkindlmarket ever in the Aurora!

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Christkindlmarket Aurora
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Fun RiverEdge Park Events at our New Christkindlmarket Location in Aurora

READ TIME 2 MIN – Welcome back! 24 weeks and counting until the Christkindlmarket opens for the 2022 season and we come together to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year! While we only had two Christkindlmarket locations in 2021, Chicago and Wrigleyville, you are in for a sweet holiday surprise this year: In 2022 we are back in the suburbs with the first Christkindlmarket ever in the Aurora!

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History & Traditions

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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