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 21 Sep,2018

Vendor Demonstration Schedule Announced!

With the production of Christkindlmarket Des Moines, we hope to show attendees how the items they purchase are made. To that end, we have six ven

BySuzanne Hull 19 Sep,2018

DMEHA at World Food & Music Festival – Wrap up!

We really enjoyed getting out and talking about the mission of Des Moines European Heritage Association at the World Food & Music Festival th

BySuzanne Hull 14 Sep,2018

DMEHA Receives Polk County Board of Supervisors Community Betterment Grant

In August, DMEHA was awarded the Community Betterment Grant Award by the Polk County Board of Supervisors and is happy to have their support. 

BySuzanne Hull 12 Sep,2018

DMEHA at the World Food & Music Festival

We really enjoy getting out and talking about the mission of Des Moines European Heritage Association! We’d love to see you at the World Food &

Our Sponsors

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