November 26, 2013 - December 24, 2013
One of the most timeless Christmas celebrations takes place within the quaint Main Market Square of Nuremberg, Germany. The Christmas Market is a lively and bustling village of stalls in which more than two million come to enjoy the holiday spirit. Thanks to Chicago's international communities, you can enjoy the unique villages of Christkindlmarket right in the Loop, now in its 18th season!
Set under the shadow of an enormous, 70-foot fir tree, Chicago's largest open-air Christmas festival features a variety of vendors selling authentic German products that cannot be found anywhere else in town.
- Hand-blown ornaments
- Beer steins
- Wooden handicrafts, including toys, nutcrackers and cuckoo clocks
Traditional Food & Drink
And what German festival is complete without its famous pastries and treats?
- Roasted nuts
- Sweet cakes and potato pancakes
- Gluewhein (a hot spiced wine)
- Chocolates and candies imported from Germany
Photo credit: City of Chicago, Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events; Christkindlmarket Chicago