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 24 Mar,2017

Alsatian Cuisine and Conversation a Huge Success!

Huge thank you to the Le Jardin team for hosting a three-course French dinner on Wednesday, March 22. to help raise funds for Christkindlmarket D

BySuzanne Hull 17 Mar,2017

#CDM2017 Vendor Announcement

We're pleased to showcase the following vendors during Christkindlmarket Des Moines 2017.   Christkindlmarket Des Moines 2017 Gift and S

BySuzanne Hull 1 Mar,2017

Signature Beer to be Brewed for Christkindlmarket Des Moines 2017

Christkindlmarket Des Moines 2017 organizers are pleased to announce their partnership with Confluence Brewing Company to brew a signature beer f

BySuzanne Hull 24 Feb,2017

Gail’s Photography & Designs | 2017 In-Kind Sponsor

As we continue to host fundraising events and get ready to produce Christkindlmarket Des Moines 2017, we’re finding a lot of memorable moments

Our Sponsors

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