25th Anniversary

Wanderlust? Only 17 Weeks Left!

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

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25th Anniversary

Christkindl or Kris Kringle?

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.

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Tastes & Products From All Around The World

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!)

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Christkind carries Christkindlmarket mug collection
Behind The Scenes

Christmas All Year Round!

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!

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Ray Lotter at the Christkindlmarket 1997
25th Anniversary

1996 – When & How it All Started

READ TIME 3 MIN – In exactly 25 weeks from today, the  Christkindlmarket  will open its doors on Daley Plaza to celebrate our 25th Anniversary in-person! Come along with us as we take you on a journey through the past 25 years of Chicago’s most popular winter event and beloved holiday tradition.

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