Christkindlmarket Des Moines

Members of your community have been working hard over the past few years to lay the groundwork for this cultural event. Various Des Moines-based cultural festivals have experienced huge success in recent years and now we would like to extend the celebration to the ever-present European cultures that established communities in Iowa over 150 years ago.

Christkindlmarket Des Moines is a German-inspired Christmas market whose goal is to educate and entertain the community by exposing them to European-style foods, products and activities. We have regional vendors sell their hand-crafted wares and European foods from traditional wooden stalls, an entertainment area where polka bands, choirs, and bell ringers can perform, a kid’s area where they can participate in various cultural activities and a beer tent offering European-style beverages.

Mission:  Educate, entertain and delight the Midwest by producing Iowa’s premiere German-inspired Christmas market.

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Meet The Team

Beth Grabau

Kelsey Chaves White

Samantha Ahn

Kaitlyn Wheelock

Claire Yocom

Sable Joseph

Kayla Garvin

Marissa Johnson

Tammera Pierson

Margaret Townsend

Mackenzie Dierks

Abby Kessler

Tasha Jackson

Missy Mootz

Dave Cox

Suzanne Hull

Our Sponsors

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