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


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 24, 2022

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” th...

BySuzanne Hull Sep 16, 2022

Prairie Meadows Donates $20,000 to the Iowa European Cultural Connection

Betterment Grant will help fund Christkindlmarket Des Moines – an annual holiday tradition Prairie Meadows recently awarded the Iowa Euro...

BySuzanne Hull Sep 7, 2022

Pinicon Farm Crafts | #CDM2022 Vendor

Tell us about your business Pinicon Farm Crafts is a family business that was started by Jeff and Marlys Sowers to combine Jeff’s love fo...

BySuzanne Hull Sep 2, 2022

Pickle Creek Herbs | #CDM2022 Vendor

Tell us about your business Hello from Pickle Creek Herbs! We are a family farm in Pleasant Plain, Iowa. We create artisan infused olive ...

Our Sponsors

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