Location

Cowles Commons
Des Moines, Iowa

Dates

November 30, 2018: 11am - 9pm
December 1, 2018: 11am - 9pm
December 2, 2018: 11am - 5pm

Why Visit Christkindlmarket Des Moines?

Culture

Learn about European culture through this 700 year old holiday tradition!

Food

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.

Shopping

Select from old-world, artisinal, hand-crafted products representing various European cultures.

Entertainment

Nowhere in our State will you experience such a diverse artistic offering on our entertainment stage.

Glühwein

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 19 Oct,2018

Open Ceremony and Tree Lighting

Join us for the Christkindlmarket Des Moines Opening Ceremony and Tree Lighting. Listen to das Christkind deliver her festive proclamation to ope

BySuzanne Hull 17 Oct,2018

An der Weihnachtsecke: At the Christmas Corner

With just six weeks until Christkindlmarket Des Moines 2018, we’d like to help you get prepared for your visit by reminding you of our holiday

ByMackenzie Dierks 10 Oct,2018

A Passport to Christkindlmarket Des Moines

Creativity and exploration! It’s what being a kid is all about. If you didn’t make it to the Christkindlemarket Des Moines (CDM) KinderKorner

BySuzanne Hull 5 Oct,2018

European Cultural Heritage “Meet-Up”

Enjoy the fellowship of a diverse group of European Cultural Heritage Organizations for a "Meet-Up" at Christkindlmarket Des Moines. Meet in Yule

Our Sponsors

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