Warm Up with Some Glühwein at Christkindlmarket


Every year Christkindlmarket Chicago transforms Daley Plaza into a picturesque European Christmas village filled with candy cane striped wooden huts. The market features nearly 60 vendors boasting hand-made holiday ornaments, nutcrackers, cuckoo-clocks, toys, jewelry, and 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 collectible souvenir mug.

Christkindlmarket in Chicago. Photo by Jim Prisching

Enjoy live entertainment throughout the 37-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, the daily Advent Calendar prize drawing, theatre day and more!

Open daily now through Dec. 24th, from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays, and until 9 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. On Christmas Eve, the market will close at 4 p.m.

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