Principal Park
1 Line Drive
Des Moines, IA 50309
December 5: 5pm - 9pm
December 6: 11am - 9pm
December 7: 11am - 9pm
December 8: 11am - 5pm
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Christkindlmarket
Des Moines

Why Visit Christkindlmarket Des Moines?

Culture

Learn about European culture through this 700 year old holiday tradition!

Food

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.

Shopping

Select from old-world, artisinal, hand-crafted products representing various European cultures.

Entertainment

Nowhere in our State will you experience such a diverse artistic offering on our entertainment stage.

Glühwein

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 Feb 22, 2024

Duke Rentals | 2024 Platinum Sponsor

We’re pleased to have Duke Rentals as a member of our team as a Platinum Sponsor. Headquartered in Southwest Iowa, Duke Rentals is locally owned and operated, supplying the Midwest…

BySuzanne Hull Feb 19, 2024

2024 Call For Vendors

Iowa European Cultural Connection invites you to become a vendor at the 9th Annual Christkindlmarket Des Moines taking place December 5 – 8, 2024 at Principal Park. The quality of…

BySuzanne Hull Feb 1, 2024

2024 Call for Performers

Iowa European Cultural Connection (IECC) invites you to become a performer at the 9th annual Christkindlmarket Des Moines taking place December 5 - December 8, 2024 at Principal Park. Days/TimesDec…

BySuzanne Hull Dec 9, 2023

Bravo Greater Des Moines Operating Support Grant Recipient – 2024

The organizers of Christkindlmarket Des Moines are pleased to announce the receipt of a Bravo Greater Des Moines Operating Support Grant. These funds will be used to support the operational…

Our Sponsors

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