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 20 Apr,2018

Steinbach Volkskunst GmbH | #CDM2018 Vendor

Tell us about your business The Steinbach company from Marienberg in the Ore Mountains has been producing nutcrackers, smokers and

BySuzanne Hull 18 Apr,2018

Ruhland’s Strudel Haus | #CDM2018 Vendor

Tell us about your business Founded in 2002, Ruhland’s Strudel Haus is a maker of fabulous sweet and savory strudel. We are inspired by the b

BySuzanne Hull 13 Apr,2018

Curbin’ Cuisine | #CDM2018 Vendor

Tell us about your business Food trucks are a rising tide lifting all boats in the local restaurant industry into a growing new ocean. Without a

BySuzanne Hull 11 Apr,2018

Dakota Tinworks | #CDM2018 Vendor

Tell us about your business Dakota Tinworks is a small, family-owned business, based in Estelline, South Dakota. Karl, who is the family tinsmit

Our Sponsors

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