Every year Christkindlmarket Chicago transforms Daley Plaza into a magical picturesque European Christmas village filled with candy cane striped wooden huts featuring nearly 60 vendors boasting hand-made holiday ornaments, nutcrackers, cuckoo-clocks, toys, jewelry, and much more. The Grand Timber House and Festival Tent provide visitors a place to warm up, sit down, and enjoy delicious food and drinks such as specialty sausages, potato pancakes, schnitzel, Stollen, and pretzels. Guests can also quench their thirst with a refreshing imported German beer or warm up with a cup of Glühwein (hot spiced wine), which is served in the popular collectable souvenir mug. Enjoy live entertainment throughout the 35-day event, including a roaming Alpine Brass band, meet and greets with the Christkind (the namesake and symbol of the market), the Children’s Lantern Parade, our daily Advent Calendar prize drawing, Theatre day and much more!
Experience this unique holiday spectacle in the heart of downtown Chicago, open daily November 18th- December 24th, from 11am until 8pm Sundays through Thursdays, and until 9pm on Fridays and Saturdays. On Thanksgiving Day November 26, and Christmas Eve December 24, the market will close at 4pm.