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Our 2022 Christkindlmarket Mugs & Merchandise

Our 2022 Christkindlmarket Mugs & Merchandise

READ TIME 3 MIN – Our new mug design has been released! On Tuesday, November 1st, our 2022 Official Media Sponsor Chicago Star, presented the design of this year’s annual Christkindlmarket mug.

Our so-called “Dancing Mug” is inspired by the City of Chicago that has been celebrating the “Year of Dance” in 2022. When holding the mug, you’ll notice that it bends a little bit to one side, just as if it was dancing to the cheerful sounds of holiday music. This shape is absolutely unique and one that we have never had in previous years.

Get to know our 2022 Christkindlmarket locations!

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

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.

The Christkind explores its Hometowns

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!

Fun RiverEdge Park Events at our New Christkindlmarket Location in Aurora

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

The First Annual Christkindlmarket Ornament

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.

“Brand” New – Our Design Journey

“Brand” New – Our Design Journey

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.

Different Years – Different Christkindlmarket Locations

Different Years – Different Christkindlmarket Locations Holiday Castle and Feel at the Christkindlmarket Oakbrook right by the Mall

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!

Rain or Shine - We are open at all locations today!

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