Cowles Commons
Des Moines, Iowa


November 30, 2018: 11am - 9pm
December 1, 2018: 11am - 9pm
December 2, 2018: 11am - 5pm

Why Visit Christkindlmarket Des Moines?


Learn about European culture through this 700 year old holiday tradition!


Enjoy bratwurst, candied nuts and authentic German foods.

Kid (and Pet) - Friendly

Visit the KinderKorner where your kids can hear stories, sing songs, and participate in other cultural activities.


Select from old-world, artisinal, hand-crafted products representing various European cultures.


Nowhere in our State will you experience such a diverse artistic offering on our entertainment stage.


Christmas markets aren't the same without warm, mulled-wine enjoyed out of a commemorative, keepsake mug!

Sponsor and Vendor Opportunities

Click on one of the links below to learn more about the sponsor and vendor opportunities

What Our Community is Saying

Our Latest Blog Posts

BySuzanne Hull 16 Jan,2019

Grand View University – In-Kind 2019 Sponsor

Grand View University provides meeting space for all Des Moines European Heritage Association and Christkindlmarket Des Moines meetings. This h

BySuzanne Hull 8 Jan,2019

Centennial Warehousing Corporation | In-Kind Sponsor for 2019

Centennial Warehousing Corporation has graciously agreed to continue to donate storage space for our wooden vendor stalls. After working with

BySuzanne Hull 5 Dec,2018

Post #CDM2018 Food Sale!

Not able to make it to Christkindlmarket Des Moines 2018? Already worked your way through the sweet treats you purchased an der Weihnachtsecke?

BySuzanne Hull 30 Nov,2018

Thank You To Our Sponsors

Community Supporters The Patty & Jim Cownie Charitable Fund The Deb and Paul Hayes Charitable Fund   Grants 2018 Bravo Cultural Enr

Our Sponsors

Many thanks to our sponsors for their support of Christkindlmarket Des Moines. Be sure to visit their websites to learn more.