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 20 Nov,2018

Silent Auction Tree Blog Feature: Greater Des Moines Soap Box Derby Association

The Greater Des Moines Soap Box Derby Association is one of nine non-profit new to the Christkindlmarket Des Moines Silent Auction this year.

BySuzanne Hull 7 Nov,2018

St. Nick’s Christkindlbier Furkin Tapping

We had a great time working with Confluence Brewing Company last year to create our very own Christkindlmarket Des Moines beer called St. Nick’

BySuzanne Hull 2 Nov,2018

Christkindlmarket DSM Beer Release!

Confluence Brewing Company will be releasing St. Nick's Christkindlbier on Black Friday at the brewery and it will go out to retail locations the

BySuzanne Hull 30 Oct,2018

Silent Auction Tree Blog Feature: MacKenzie Highlanders Pipes & Drums

Christkindlmarket Des Moines’ Silent Auction has become a fun and thoughtful tradition over the past three years. Each year, non-profit organiz

Our Sponsors

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