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 1 Jun,2018

CDM2017 Planning Committee Receives Group Governor’s Volunteer Award

The CDM2017 Planning Committee is honored to have been chosen to receive the Group Governor’s Volunteer Award. We are extremely thankful to

BySuzanne Hull 30 May,2018

Visit Christkindlmarket Des Moines at the Downtown Farmer’s Market!

One of the best parts of living in Des Moines during the summer months is the Downtown Farmer’s Market. Is there a better way to spend a Saturd

BySuzanne Hull 25 May,2018

The Weitz Company | In-Kind Sponsor

We’re pleased to announce that The Weitz Company is a Bronze Sponsor of Christkindlmarket Des Moines! Founded in Des Moines, Iowa in 1855, T

BySuzanne Hull 23 May,2018

Top of the Hill Nuts | #CDM2018 Vendor

Tell us about your business In the fall of 2001 we began the venture of selling cinnamon flavored roasted nuts. We expanded by adding maple fl

Our Sponsors

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