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 28 Feb,2019

#CDM2019 Hotels

This year, we are pleased to work with the following hotels. Located near Principal Park, these properties are perfect for guests visiting Chri

BySuzanne Hull 27 Feb,2019

Gail’s Photography & Designs | 2019 In-Kind Sponsor

As we continue to host Des Moines European Heritage Association programs and get ready to produce Christkindlmarket Des Moines 2019, we’re f

BySuzanne Hull 22 Feb,2019

2019 Call for Performers

Des Moines European Heritage Association invites you to become a performer at the 4th Annual Christkindlmarket Des Moines taking place Decem

BySuzanne Hull 23 Jan,2019

Darcy Hines Designs | 2019 In-Kind Sponsor

Creative Sponsor Darcy Hines Designs is back again to help visually present Christkindlmarket Des Moines to our community. You may have seen h

Our Sponsors

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