Principal Park
Des Moines, Iowa


December 6, 2019: 11am - 9pm
December 7, 2019: 11am - 9pm
December 8, 2019: 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

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What Our Community is Saying

Our Latest Blog Posts

BySuzanne Hull 19 Jul,2019

Ruhland Strudel Haus | #CDM2019 Vendor

Tell us about your business Ruhland's Strudel Haus has been in business since 2002. What began in a concession trailer has evolved into a fro

BySuzanne Hull 17 Jul,2019

Heartland Youth Choir | #CDM2019 Performer

Tell us about your group. This is Cantilena Choir, one of six ensembles that make up the Heartland Youth Choir. Cantilena Choir features sing

BySuzanne Hull 8 Jul,2019

Central Iowa Wind Ensemble | #CDM2019 Performer

Tell us about your group The Central Iowa Wind Ensemble was started in 2002 by a group of local music educators. Over the years our group has

BySuzanne Hull 8 Jul,2019

Barefoot Becky & the Ivanhoe Dutchmen | #CDM2019 Performer

Tell us about your group Barefoot Becky & the Ivanhoe Dutchmen perform as a 2 to 5 person group. For Christkindlmarket Des Moines, we wi

Our Sponsors

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