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 18 May,2018

Damonlayne Woodworking | #CDM2018 Vendor

Tell us about your business DamonLayne Woodworking is an Iowa business located in Earlham, Iowa. For the past 5 years, Damon has spent his fre

BySuzanne Hull 16 May,2018

European Amazing Race presented by Des Moines European Heritage Association

Celebrate European heritage and culture in the heart of downtown Des Moines! During the Des Moines European Heritage Association’s European

BySuzanne Hull 11 May,2018

CDM2018 Hotels

This year, we are pleased to work with the following hotels. Located just a few blocks away from Cowles Commons, these properties are perfect for

BySuzanne Hull 8 May,2018

It’s Time to Tee-Up for DMEHA!

The Des Moines European Heritage Association is partnering with The Prinicipal Charity Golf Classic’s Birdies for Charity program. This is your

Our Sponsors

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