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 Sep 17, 2021

Star Equipment | 2021 Gold Sponsor

We're pleased to welcome Star Equipment as a Gold Sponsor of Christkindlmarket Des Moines 2021. Star Equipment is Iowa’s number one sourc...

BySuzanne Hull Sep 15, 2021

Krampuslauf (Running of the Krampi) at #CDM2021

Krampi handlers and those participating in costume are asked to reserve a free ticket. Help us celebrate Krampusnacht (Krampus Night, ...

BySuzanne Hull Sep 10, 2021

TeaGschwendner USA | 2021 Weihnachtswald Sponsor

We’re pleased to have TeaGschwendner USA as our Weihnachtswald (Christmas forest) sponsor. The Weihnachtswald houses fifteen live fir trees d...

BySuzanne Hull Sep 8, 2021

Danish Windmill | 2021 Gold Sponsor

The Danish Windmill is a proud sponsor of Christkindlmarket Des Moines 2021 representing the Danish of Iowa. The 1848 Danish Windmill ...

Our Sponsors

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