Monthly Archive April 2022

BySuzanne Hull

Polk County Board of Supervisors | 2022 Gold Sponsor

In 1989, Polk County and Prairie Meadows established a partnership with the goal of investing a significant portion of Prairie Meadows’ revenue back into the community. This investment is what allows them to sponsor community events, such as festivals, galas, dinners, walks, etc. to support important issues in our community. Polk County is committed to bettering our community by investing in education, arts, culture, health and economic development.

Over the past three decades, together with Prairie Meadows, they have invested over $1.8 Billion to non-profits and local infrastructure projects. These investments play a major role in your everyday life as a resident of Polk County. From your public library, daily workout at the YMCA, major roads you drive on, your child’s school and more, this partnership has invested in it all so you can thrive in the place you call home.

Thank you for your support!

BySuzanne Hull

Eisenlauer Team, Re/Max Revolution | 2022 Hut Sponsor

Many thanks to Eisenlauer Team, Re/Max Revolution for their support of Christkindlmarket Des Moines 2022. 

They understand that finding a home can be hard. That’s why it’s important to have some of the best Realtors in Des Moines on your side.

When it comes to buying or selling a property, Eisenlauer Team is the name you can trust. They strive to be the best Realtors in Des Moines, delivering unmatched excellence and customer satisfaction.

Whether you are a first-time home buyer, seasoned seller, or somewhere in the middle – they gear their services to your specific needs. When buying or selling real estate, you deserve the best service for the best price. They know that moving can be both exciting and unnerving at the same time. Being leading Realtors in Des Moines, they are determined to make the process as fun and as smooth as possible.

While the average person buys or sells once every 8-10 years, they do it on a daily basis. So allow their experienced Des Moines area Realtors to assist you through the process from beginning to end. There are over 25 different contacts to coordinate during the transaction process, (more or less depending on the property). They’ll make those contacts and keep you informed along the way.

BySuzanne Hull

Join Iowa European Cultural Connection Today!

Silver – $100 (annual membership)

2 guaranteed CDM 2022 mugs – $50 value

Limited edition CDM commemorative 2022 pin

Free CDM reusable bag – $5 value

5% off purchase of two tickets to one IECC Event or one language school class per membership year

Recognition on our website as a “Silver” member

Gold – $250 (annual membership)
Silver Rewards plus:

2 guaranteed CDM 2022 mugs (four total, 2 at Silver level and 2 at Gold level)

Membership bracelet for CDM 2022 that secures the following benefits: Access to “express lane” at Gluehwein Sales and the Bratwurst Imbiss am Markt (Must show Member Bracelet to utilize this perk) and 5% off purchases at An der Weihnachtsecke (Must show Member Bracelet to utilize this perk)

10% off purchase of two tickets to one IECC Event or one language school class per calendar (5% in addition to Silver, not 10% on top of Silver member)

Recognition as “Gold” level member at CDM: Must be a member by November 1, 2022 to be included on the printed signage


  • Membership is good during the calendar year in which it is purchased.
  • Membership purchases will close on November 1.
BySuzanne Hull

Greater Iowa Credit Union | 2022 Hut Sponsor

Many thanks to Greater Iowa Credit Union for their support of Christkindlmarket Des Moines 2022. 

Greater Iowa Credit Union is a federally insured, state-chartered community credit union with nine branch locations in Ames, Ankeny, Des Moines, Waukee, Denison, and Indianola! GICU is an ever-growing, member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative with assets of $624 million.

The GICU story began with just nine people in June of 1932. Over the years, they have grown exponentially from humble beginnings. Today, they serve 33,900+ members throughout a 33-county area in Central and Western Iowa with a staff base of over one hundred twenty.

BySuzanne Hull

Centennial Warehousing Corporation | In-Kind Sponsor for 2022

Centennial Warehousing Corporation has graciously agreed to continue to donate storage space for our wooden vendor stalls.

As a non-profit, community partners are extremely important. Many thanks to Centennial Warehousing Corporation!

Centennial Warehousing is a full service logistics company. Services range from a full service warehouse, over the road trucking, regional distribution, and freight brokerage. We have our own fleet of semi-trucks and 53 ft. air ride trailers driven by our own professional drivers.

BySuzanne Hull

Bravo Greater Des Moines Arts and Culture Program Grant Recipient

The organizers of Christkindlmarket Des Moines are pleased to announce the receipt of a Bravo Greater Des Moines Arts and Culture Program Grant. These funds will be used to support the production of the 7th annual Christkindlmarket Des Moines taking place December 1 – 4 at Principal Park.

Bravo Greater Des Moines leverages community resources to maximize the impact of arts, culture and heritage to advance regional priorities. Since 2006, Bravo has awarded more than 1,000 grants to more than 100 arts, culture and heritage organizations and programs totaling more than $45 million. Bravo is almost entirely funded through Hotel/Motel taxes.

BySuzanne Hull

EMC Insurance Companies | 2022 Silver Sponsor

We’re excited to announce EMC Insurance Companies’ support of Christkindlmarket Des Moines 2022.

EMC Insurance Companies is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in the communities they serve. The EMC Insurance Foundation supports numerous organizations in central Iowa and around the country. Through their philanthropic efforts and team member volunteers, they’re helping create brighter, stronger futures for the communities in which we live and work.

BySuzanne Hull

Hessen Haus | 2022 Bronze and Hut Sponsor

We’re pleased to include Hessen Haus among our family of 2022 sponsors!

The Hessen Haus perfectly recreates the authentic atmosphere of an old-world German bier hall. The twenty-one imported German biers on tap, authentic German fare on the menu, and sounds of live music on the stage – including local bands and regional polka – create a lively yet cozy atmosphere where large crowds gather to pass the boot and small groups find themselves making new friends.

A combination of a state in west-central Germany and the German word for house, the name Hessen Haus was chosen for its authentic origins and welcoming feel. The state of Hessen which the bier hall is named for plays home to more than six million inhabitants – which are referred to as Hesses if male or Hessins if female. In English, occupants are known as Hessians – a term affectionately applied to our more frequent visitors to the restaurant.