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 15 Aug,2018

Barry Boyce Band | #CDM2018 Performer

Tell us about your group and what type of performance you offer. We are a 3-pc group based out of the Omaha, NE. area consisting of an Accordion

BySuzanne Hull 6 Aug,2018

Christkindlmarket Des Moines 2018 Radio Spot!

Listen to the 30-second radio spot Suzanne Hull recorded with Ross Peterson at iHeart Radio to promote Christkindlmarket Des Moines 2018. Who’s

BySuzanne Hull 6 Aug,2018

Des Moines Chantants | #CDM2018 Performer

Tell us about your group and what to expect from your performance. Des Moines Chantants is a group of french-speaking Iowans who started meeti

BySuzanne Hull 3 Aug,2018

SG Edelweiß-St. Paul | #CDM2018 Performer

Tell us about your group and what to expect from your performance Founded in 1961, SG Edelweiß-St. Paul is a Bavarian Dance group, comprised of

Our Sponsors

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