Christkindlmarket Chicago and Naperville

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50 W. Washington Street
Chicago, IL
312-494-2175
Hours:
Thurs. noon-7pm, Fri. & Sat. 11am-9pm, Sun. 11am-6pm.
Special Hours Dec. 22, 23 & 24

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Chicago: Nov. 18 - Dec. 24
Naperville: Nov. 25 - Dec. 24

The Christkindlmarket Chicago is an annual outdoor holiday market that transforms Daley Plaza into a European holiday village filled with read more
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    Chicago: Nov. 18 - Dec. 24
    Naperville: Nov. 25 - Dec. 24

    The Christkindlmarket Chicago is an annual outdoor holiday market that transforms Daley Plaza into a European holiday village filled with candy cane striped wooden huts, twinkling lights and visits from Santa Claus and the Christkind, or Christmas fairy.

    The Christkindlmarket Chicago is excited to announce the expansion of the holiday cheer and excitement of the authentic German outdoor market to Naperville. Experience the old world charm at Christkindlmarket Naperville, create lasting memories, and start a new tradition with family and friends!


    The market will transport visitors to a charming holiday village of authentic red and white candy striped chalets housing vendors selling unique wares. Gifts such as handcrafted ornaments, jewelry, toys, and one-of-a-kind souvenirs will be available. Savory treats such as bratwurst, sauerkraut, currywurst, and artisan cheeses along with sweet indulgences will be sure to satisfy all tastes. Visitors can sit, relax, and enjoy the holiday atmosphere while savoring delicious food and drinking a warm hot chocolate, spiced glühwein, or beer.
    Not only the aroma of cookies and roasted nuts will fill the air but also the sounds of the holidays will fill the hearts of visitors with joy and good spirits. A roaming brass band, holiday carolers and dance performances will brighten up the winter days. Additionally, Chicago's own Christkind (the namesake of the Christkindlmarket) will appear at the market on its opening day and on other scheduled dates.

    Admission is always FREE! Thursdays 12pm-7pm, Fridays & Saturdays 11am-9pm, Sundays 11am-6pm. Special Hours Dec. 22, 23 & 24.

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