Chicago’s Christkindlmarket Daley Plaza. Inspired by the Christkindlesmarkt in Nuremberg, Germany, Christkindlmarket is Chicago’s largest open-air market. It’s a German and European holiday market and Christmas festival featuring European arts and crafts, homemade gifts, choirs, carolers and German food and beer. Admission to the market is free.
When: November 17-December 24, 2017. Hours: Sun-Thur 11am-8pm, Fri-Sat 11am – 9pm. Thanksgiving, Nov. 23 11am – 4pm, Christmas Eve: Dec. 24 11am – 4pm
Where: Daley Plaza 50 W. Washington between Dearborn and Clark Street. (312) 494-2175
- ‘Twas the Night Before Christkindlmarket First Look Event – November 17, 2016 (5:00 PM – 10:00PM). A night of food, music, fun and holiday spirit while celebrating the eve of the Christkindlmarket Chicago. Guests will experience the Christkindlmarket in an exclusive setting, able to sample food and beverages while shopping at select vendor booths.
- Join the Kinder Club for special benefits both before and at the market. Membership is free. Join here.
- Scavenger Hunt: Download the Scavenger Hunt in English or in German. Help your child find the answers, or let them find them on their own. They will get the chance to learn more about German culture, talk to German-speaking vendors, and explore the Christkindlmarket. Explore the market together for a fun family experience.
- Saturday, November 18, 2017 02:00 PM – 04:00 PM. Come meet the Christkind, wandering the market every Wednesday & Saturday from 2-4 pm