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 21 Jun,2017

Christkindlmarket Des Moines 2017 Radio Spot!

Listen to the 30-second radio spot I recorded yesterday with Ross Peterson at iHeart Radio to promote Christkindlmarket Des Moines 2017. Who's re

BySuzanne Hull 16 Jun,2017

Prairie Products | #CDM2017 Vendor

Tell us about your business. Hi, my name is Tom Hubbell and I live in Ankeny, Iowa.  I am a registered nurse by profession and specialize in

BySuzanne Hull 9 Jun,2017

Follow-Up | DMEHA at Downtown Farmers 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 7 Jun,2017

Heartland Youth Choir | #CDM2017 Performer

Tell us about your group. Heartland Youth Choir is a nonprofit organization that provides a performance-based program focused on music literacy,

Our Sponsors

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