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 14 Sep,2017

DMEHA at the World Food & Music Festival

We really enjoy getting out and talking about the mission of Des Moines European Heritage Association! We've had such a great summer visiting var

BySuzanne Hull 30 Aug,2017

Pickle Creek Herbs | #CDM2017 Vendor

Tell us about your business Hello from Pickle Creek Herbs! We are a small family farm in Pleasant Plain. We grow herbs, fruits, and vegetables t

BySuzanne Hull 25 Aug,2017

Andy Klindt | #CDM2017 Vendor

Tell us about your business Andy Klindt is an Iowa artisan specializing in chainsaw sculpture and metal design. What inspired you t

BySuzanne Hull 23 Aug,2017

CDM2016 Planning Committee Receives Group Governor’s Volunteer Award

The CDM2016 Planning Committee is honored to have been chosen to receive the Group Governor's Volunteer Award. We are extremely thankful to th

Our Sponsors

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