The Christkindlmarket is coming back to Chicago this winter! It's my favorite.
The Christkindlmarket, the German-themed holiday fair that has delighted Chicagoans for 25 years, will return and resemble its pre-pandemic self on November 19 when it arrives at both Daley Plaza and Gallagher Way.
Both local and European food and gift vendors are back, including DönerMen, purveyors of kebab and currywurst. Those coveted souvenir beer steins will also come back, though the shape and design of this year’s mugs won’t be revealed for a few more weeks. The Stammtisch indoor dining option will be available again this year: up to eight people can reserve slots and meals to eat inside a heated timber hut. Organizers also promise other surprises as the market celebrates its 25th anniversary.
The Daley Plaza location remains open through December 24, while Wrigleyville stays open through December 31.
Get your scarves and sweaters ready!