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.
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.
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!
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!
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 – 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.