Principal Park
1 Line Drive
Des Moines, IA 50309
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2023 Dates

November 30: 5pm - 9pm
December 1: 11am - 9pm
December 2: 11am - 9pm
December 3: 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 Sep 18, 2023

Children Invited to Participate in Opening Ceremony Procession

Children are an integral component of any Christkindlmarket opening ceremony. Would your child (children) like to follow “Saint Nicholas” through Christkindlmarket Des Moines to participate in the opening ceremony? Contact…

BySuzanne Hull Sep 17, 2023

Des Moines Refugee Support | #CDM2023 Nonprofit Partner

Christkindlmarket Des Moines is pleased to partner with Des Moines Refugee Support as a Nonprofit Partner this year. Des Moines Refugee Support and their team of volunteers will be managing…

BySuzanne Hull Sep 7, 2023

German Taste | #CDM2023 Vendor

Tell us about your business We are 3 veterans, who love to cook. What inspired you to get involved as a vendor at Christkindlmarket Des Moines 2023? We were invited…

Our Sponsors

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