Principal Park
1 Line Drive
Des Moines, IA 50309

December 2: 5pm - 9pm
December 3: 11am - 9pm
December 4: 11am - 9pm
December 5: 11am - 5pm

Why Visit Christkindlmarket Des Moines?

Service description


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 Mar 17, 2021

Meet CDM Lead Volunteer Dave Cox

Tell us about yourself: I am a local boy, father, husband, technician with a rich history of travel and residence in Europe, particularly Ge...

BySuzanne Hull Mar 12, 2021

Join Des Moines European Heritage Association Today!

Silver – $100 (annual membership) 2 guaranteed Christkindlmarket Des Moines (CDM) commemorative mugsLimited edition commemorative post...

BySuzanne Hull Mar 10, 2021

Meet CDM Lead Volunteer Missy Mootz

Tell us about yourself: I was born and raised in western Iowa and attended The University of Iowa where I met my husband. In our 12 years of...

BySuzanne Hull Mar 5, 2021

Meet CDM Lead Volunteer Margaret Townsend

I'm Margaret Townsend.  I'm a retired school teacher, grandmother, gardener and community volunteer.  I became involved with Christkindlmark...

Our Sponsors

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