The Christkindlmarket tradition started in 1996 in the heart of downtown Chicago and has experienced tremendous growth, which led to the opening of additional markets in Illinois and Wisconsin. It has become the ideal place for families to create unique holiday memories with international flair.
Inspired by the 16th century Christkindlesmarkt in Nuremberg, Germany, one of the first holiday markets of its kind, the Christkindlmarket is well-known for its red and white striped vendor booths boasting high quality gifts, authentic German food and drink and mulled wine, called Glühwein, the signature drink of the market.
From the safety and comfort of their homes, visitors from around the nation can continue their annual tradition online. (Click to Visit Website)
A newly designed website allows people to shop some of their favorite Christkindlmarket products, participate in virtual special events, and learn about German customs.
One of the highlights consists of the daily virtual Advent calendar prize drawing on the Christkindlmarket Facebook page from December 1st – December 24th.
Special deals and promotions will also be announced on the Christkindlmarket Instagram page and through the newsletter.