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 28 Apr,2017

The Weitz Company | In-Kind Sponsor

We're pleased to announce that The Weitz Company is a Bronze Sponsor of Christkindlmarket Des Moines! Founded in Des Moines, Iowa in 1855, The

BySuzanne Hull 26 Apr,2017

CDM2017 Hotels

This year, we are pleased to work with the Renaissance Des Moines Savery Hotel as our preferred hotel provider. Located one half block northwest

BySuzanne Hull 23 Apr,2017

#CDM2017 Commemorative Mug Design Revealed

We are pleased to reveal the design for the Christkindlmarket Des Moines 2017 commemorative mug designed by Sabine Voigt and produced by Straub M

BySuzanne Hull 21 Apr,2017

The Museum of Danish America | Platinum Sponsor

We're please once again to have The Museum of Danish America join us as a Platinum Sponsor of Christkindlmarket Des Moines taking place this Dece

Our Sponsors

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