Cowles Commons
Des Moines, Iowa



December 1, 2017: 11am - 9pm
December 2, 2017: 11am - 9pm
December 3, 2017: 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 17 Nov,2017

European Cultural Heritage “Meet-Up”

Enjoy the fellowship of a diverse group of European Cultural Heritage Organizations for a "Meet-Up" at Christkindlmarket Des Moines 2017. Meet in

BySuzanne Hull 15 Nov,2017

An der Weihnachtsecke: At the Christmas Corner

With just two weeks until Christkindlmarket Des Moines 2017, we'd like to help you get prepared for your visit by introducing our holiday store c

BySuzanne Hull 14 Nov,2017

Silent Auction Tree Blog Feature: Mutter Chaos

Mutter Chaos is the only flyball team based out of Des Moines and gives dogs an outlet for their abundant energy while having fun. “We striv

BySuzanne Hull 13 Nov,2017

Silent Auction Tree Blog Feature: Iowa Genealogical Society (IGS)

The Iowa Genealogical Society (IGS) was founded in 1965 by a small group of dedicated genealogists with a mission to help preserve the past and e

Our Sponsors

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