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Chicago’s Christkindlmarket returns, Lifting Holiday Spirits For Its 26th Year

The Christkindlmarket brings back Chicagoans’ holiday cheer as the market reopens for the season. The German-inspired holiday market has been a hit since its grand opening. 

The market holds local and international vendors selling many items that will attract a crowd. From German wine called Glühwein to handmade ornaments, people are sure to find what they’re looking for. In addition, the market holds handfuls of stands that individuals can visit at their leisure and food trucks. The market has a map of Daley Plaza for visitors, including vendor details, public transportation advice, and tips for what each tent is selling. Some highlighted pop-up vendors include glass ornaments (November 25-December 24) and a hot pepper farm (November 18-24). 


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The market’s popularity continues to grow as they expect a million visitors annually. Though some may not be able to travel, there is a virtual experience for those at a distance. The Christkindlmarket’s website has a virtual marketplace for anyone interested in their products. People can purchase pottery items directly from the website or shop from various places. 


Get involved in the market

If you’re looking for ways to get involved, there are applications to work and volunteer for the team. In addition, People looking to become vendors for the market are also encouraged to apply.


Locations & Hours

The market’s website also includes information about transportation, hotels, event calendars, and locations to park in. They advise visitors to look into each site, as the Daley Plaza is often busier. 

The Christkindlmarket is located in three locations: Wrigleyville, Aurora, and downtown Chicago (Daley Plaza). The market opened on Friday, November 18, and is set to close on Saturday, December 24. The event is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays and til 9 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Admission to the market is free, and the market encourages everyone to come and visit. Be sure to dress warm!


Photo courtesy of The Christkindlmarket Chicago


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