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Christkindlmarket Des Moines

Christkindlmarket Des Moines

 Members of your community have been working hard over the past few years to lay the groundwork for this cultural event. Various Des Moines-based cultural heritage festivals have experienced huge success in recent years and now we would like to extend the celebration to the ever-present European cultures that established communities in Iowa over 150 years ago.

Christkindlmarket Des Moines is a German-inspired Christmas market whose goal is to educate and entertain the community by exposing them to European-style foods, products and activities. We plan on having regional vendors sell their hand-crafted wares and ethnic foods from traditional wooden stalls, an entertainment area where polka bands, choirs, and bell ringers can perform, a kid’s area where they can participate in various cultural activities and a beer tent offering European-style beverages.

Mission:  Educate, entertain and delight the Midwest by producing Iowa’s premiere German-inspired Christmas market

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Meet The Team

Tasha Jackson

Betsy Penisten

Michael Mendenhall

Missy Mootz

Dave Cox

Sara Diekelmann

“G” (Gintare) Kelley

Carissa Stout

Suzanne Hull

Our Sponsors

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