Principal Park
1 Line Drive
Des Moines, IA 50309
December 5: 5pm - 9pm
December 6: 11am - 9pm
December 7: 11am - 9pm
December 8: 11am - 5pm
Yuletide Hall After Hours: Friday and Saturday 9pm - 10pm
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Why Visit Christkindlmarket Des Moines?


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

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What Our Community is Saying

Our Latest Blog Posts

BySuzanne Hull Jul 10, 2024

Soroptimist International of Des Moines | #CDM2024 Nonprofit Partner

Christkindlmarket Des Moines is pleased to partner with Soroptimist International of Des Moines as a Nonprofit Partner this year. Soroptimist International of Des Moines and their team of volunteers will…

BySuzanne Hull Jun 29, 2024

2024 Christkindlmarket Des Moines Christkind Application

Welcome! We appreciate your interest in applying to be the 2024 Christkind at Christkindlmarket Des Moines (CDM) taking place Dec 5 - 8, 2024 at Principal Park. Please complete this…

BySuzanne Hull Jun 13, 2024

GreenState Credit Union | 2024 Hut Sponsor

We’re pleased to have GreenState Credit Union as a Hut Sponsor of Christkindlmarket Des Moines 2024. Organized in 1938, GreenState has grown to be Iowa’s largest credit union and one…

BySuzanne Hull Jun 5, 2024

Krampuslauf (Running of the Krampi) at #CDM2024

Krampi handlers and those participating in costume are asked to reserve a free ticket. Help us celebrate Krampusnacht (Krampus Night, traditionally observed on December 5) a few days early with…

Our Sponsors

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