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 13 Jul,2018

DMEHA Receives Iowa Arts Council Cultural Heritage Project Grant

Des Moines European Heritage Association is pleased to announce that it has received an Cultural Heritage Project Grant from the Iowa Arts Counci

BySuzanne Hull 11 Jul,2018

Christmas in July Full Moon Ride

Des Moines European Heritage Association (DMEHA) is partnering with Flat Tire Lounge, Nite Hawk Bar & Grill, and Whistlin' Donkey Sports Bar

BySuzanne Hull 29 Jun,2018

Iowa State Bank | Bronze Sponsor

We’re excited to announce Iowa State Bank's support of Christkindlmarket Des Moines 2018. Iowa State Bank is proud to have called Des Mo

BySuzanne Hull 27 Jun,2018

DMEHA at Des Moines Arts Festival – Wrap up!

As you might have noticed from our posts lately, there is a lot to do this summer in Des Moines. Check out the photos below from our booth at

Our Sponsors

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