Cowles Commons
Des Moines, Iowa



December 1, 2017: 11am - 9pm
December 2, 2017: 11am - 9pm
December 3, 2017: 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 18 Aug,2017

Afternoon Tea Along the River

Take afternoon tea like a Londoner here in Des Moines on Sunday, September 17 from 2 - 4 pm! Afternoon Tea Along the River is a British tea even

BySuzanne Hull 16 Aug,2017

Global Brew Presents: Star Wars Trivia – Wrap Up

Huge thank you to Global Brew Tap House - Waukee/WDSM - IA for hosting us for a fun-filled afternoon on Saturday, August 12. Special thanks to Ca

BySuzanne Hull 26 Jul,2017

Global Brew Presents: Star Wars Trivia

Star Wars trivia is a TICKETED EVENT to support Des Moines European Heritage Association's production of Christkindlmarket Des Moines 2017. Date

BySuzanne Hull 21 Jul,2017

Worldly Goods | #CDM2017 Vendor

Tell us about your business Worldly Goods celebrated our 30th anniversary this year! As a non-profit, Fair Trade store, part of our mission is t

Our Sponsors

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