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 Jul 23, 2021

2021 Christkindlmarket Des Moines Christkind Application

Welcome! We appreciate your interest in applying to be the 2021 Christkind at Christkindlmarket Des Moines (CDM) taking place December 2 – 5,...

BySuzanne Hull Jul 19, 2021

Christkindlmarket DSM Mug Unveiling and Open House

Be one of the first to view Christkindlmarket Des Moines’ 2021 Glühwein mug design at Jasper Winery on Sunday, August 22 from 2 - 4pm. The m...

BySuzanne Hull Jul 18, 2021

#CDM2021 Vendor Announcement

Christkindlmarket Des Moines 2021 Food & Beverage Vendors An der Weihnachtsecke, Des Moines, IA Shop the Christkindlmarket Des M...

BySuzanne Hull Jul 14, 2021

Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs awards $2.3 million

More than 200 Iowa organizations and individuals working in arts and culture, film and media, and history and historic preservation will rec...

Our Sponsors

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