Location

Principal Park
1 Line Drive
Des Moines, IA 50309
2022 Dates

December 1: 5pm - 9pm
December 2: 11am - 9pm
December 3: 11am - 9pm
December 4: 11am - 5pm

Why Visit Christkindlmarket Des Moines?

Service description

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 Jan 10, 2023

Iowa European Cultural Connection receives Bravo Greater Des Moines Operating Grant

Bravo Greater Des Moines leverages community resources to maximize the impact of arts, culture and heritage to advance regional priorities. ...

BySuzanne Hull Dec 26, 2022

Iowa European Cultural Connection (IECC) Receives $7,500 Iowa Tourism Grant

December 26, 2022 (DES MOINES, IA) – The Iowa Tourism Office announced nearly $300,000 in Iowa Tourism Grants to 33 organizations around the...

ByMelissa Mootz Nov 7, 2022

Bright Beginnings Preschool, Ankeny

The Christkindlmarket Silent Auction has twelve Iowa non-profit organizations thrilled to present festive tree creations to our market patron...

ByMelissa Mootz Nov 4, 2022

Iowa Genealogical Society

The Christkindlmarket Silent Auction has twelve Iowa non-profit organizations thrilled to present festive tree creations to our market pa...

Our Sponsors

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