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

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 Nov,2019

Silent Auction Tree Blog Feature: The Pet Project Midwest

The Pet Project Midwest has returned for their second year decorating a tree. The organization began in 2009 with the goal of keeping pets in

BySuzanne Hull 18 Nov,2019

Bratwurst Imbiß am Markt

Bratwurst Imbiss am Markt (Brat stand at the market) run by Des Moines European Heritage Association (DMEHA) returns to the market! DMEHA is th

BySuzanne Hull 15 Nov,2019

Silent Auction Tree Blog Feature: Mosaic in Central Iowa

Mosaic in Central Iowa is another new addition to our 4th annual Silent Auction. “The people we support in Central Iowa desire and deserv

BySuzanne Hull 14 Nov,2019

Silent Auction Tree Blog Feature: Veterans in Agriculture

We are excited to welcome back Veterans in Agriculture (VIA) to our Silent Auction. They have helped beautify Christkindlmarket Des Moines ever

Our Sponsors

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