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General Information - Aurora, Chicago, Wrigelyville

The Christkindlmarket is admission free.

Yes, the Christkindlmarket is an outdoor market. There are a few walk-in cabins.

Please review our homepage for our most recent Christkindlmarket locations:

Christkindlmarket | Holiday Market 2022 | Chicago

Please review our location pages to find our most recent opening dates & times:

Aurora | Christkindlmarket

Chicago | Christkindlmarket

Wrigleyville | Christkindlmarket

Weekdays are usually less busy than weekends, especially in the morning and early afternoon.

We also recommend our locations in Wrigelyville and Aurora as these tend to be less busy than our Chicago location.

Please review our location pages to find more information about parking.

Aurora | Christkindlmarket

Chicago | Christkindlmarket

Wrigleyville | Christkindlmarket

Yes, pets are generally allowed in all outdoor areas of the market. However, pets are not allowed inside of any of the walk-in cabins or tents.

Please note that smaller pets may be easier to oversee by other visitors. Therefore, please take precautions to protect your pet and patrons to keep them safe.

Please review our location pages to find more information about specific hotel specials: 

Aurora | Christkindlmarket

Chicago | Christkindlmarket

Wrigleyville | Christkindlmarket

We review new vendor applications on a rolling basis. Please contact us by filling out the form on our Become a Vendor page if you would like to join our vendor family. 

We would love to work with you as a supporter of the Christkindlmarket! We have several options available at all price ranges. Please contact us by filling out the form on our Support Us page. 

Yes, all three locations are ADA accessible!

Background information

Follow us on Facebook (@Christkindlmarket Chicago), Instagram (@thechristkindlmarket), Twitter (@TheChristkindl) and LinkedIn to receive the newest updates on the Christkindlmarket!

  • Please see our History & Tradition page to learn more about our background story. There you can also find a detailed description of our vision & mission!

The Christkind is the namesake of the Christkindlmarket and the German Bearer of Gifts. More information can be found here.

Online Shop

Visit our online shop at www.christkindlmarket.com/shop and select the products you would like to add to your cart. When you are ready to purchase, select “cart” and add your contact information as well as the delivery address you would like the order to be sent to. You will see shipping costs automatically being added to your total order price based on the delivery address you entered. Finally, enter your payment information as prompted, review all the data you entered on the next page, check that you accept the Terms & Conditions and press “Place Order” to finalize the purchase. You will then receive an e-mail from us confirming that we received your order. 

Delivery charges vary depending on weight and dimensions of the package as well as the recipient’s address.

Orders placed are processed within 2 business daysalong with a standard shipping period of 3-5 business days. 

Unfortunately, at this point orders can only be shipped to the contiguous United States, excluding Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands.

Unfortunately, at this point orders can only be shipped to residential addresses, not PO boxes.

Products bought on Christkindlmarket.com are shipped from our warehouse located in Chicago, IL, USA. 

Products bought from our vendors’ websites will be shipped from the vendors’ business location.

Unfortunately, at this point orders can only be shipped.

All sales are final. We accept returns for refund or exchange only for items damaged in transit. For further details, please refer to our Return Policy. 

Please contact us via phone (312-494-2175), email (info@christkindlmarket.com), or through our contact us form within 5 business days of receiving the damaged item to alert us of the issue. Please include a photo of the damaged itemUpon receipt of proof of the damaged item, we will ship out a replacement if available. If a replacement is not available, we will refund the full purchase price of your item. Returns are handled on a case by case basis, so depending on the circumstances they can take a variable amount of time to process. 

The Virtual Marketplace currently accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. 

First delete the entered payment information and try re-entering the information. If the problem persists, please contact your bank. 

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