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 12 Jan,2018

Bravo Cultural Enrichment Grant Recipient

Christkindlmarket is a Cultural Enrichment grant recipient from Bravo! Bravo Greater Des Moines strives to have a community where arts, culture,

BySuzanne Hull 10 Jan,2018

Centennial Warehousing Corporation | 2018 In-Kind Sponsor

Centennial Warehousing Corporation has graciously agreed to continue to donate storage space for our wooden vendor stalls. After working with

BySuzanne Hull 30 Nov,2017

Silent Auction Tree Blog Feature: Timothy Yates Heggen Humanitarian Foundation

Tim’s memory, love and spirit lives on today through the lives of the people he touched. He set the example that each and every one of us are c

BySuzanne Hull 29 Nov,2017

Thank you to our sponsors

Thanks to the generous support of the Pattie and Jim Cownie Charitable Fund and the Deb and Paul Hayes charitable fund, along with a number of do

Our Sponsors

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