2024 Christkindlmarket Des Moines Christkind Application

BySuzanne Hull

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 application PRIOR to your interview. You will receive a confirmation email with additional details upon successful application submission. We are pleased to offer a $300 scholarship to this year’s Christkind. Learn more about the Christkind and its history.


• Application Deadline: October 1, 2024
• Interviews Held: Week of October 7, 2024
• Christkind Announcement: October 15, 2024

Click here to complete this official online application

Note: CDM will provide the costume, wig and accessories; Christkind can wear their own shoes.

To be eligible, all of the following criteria must be met:

• Must be at least 16 years of age by December 31, 2024, and no more than 22 years of age before January 5, 2025
• A resident of Iowa (or attending an Iowa-based school/university) able to provide verification of residence and/or enrollment
• A student in high school or enrolled as a full-time student (minimum 12 units) in any accredited school or college in Iowa
• Possess at least a 2.0 grade point average in both the current and previous years’ course work and able to provide verification
• Available to participate in-person or via video during scheduled interview
• Must be able to memorize and recite opening ceremony proclamation in front of 200 people without visual or auditory aid
• Must enjoy working with others and talking with the public, including children of all ages
• Must be able to provide own transportation to and from appearances
• Available to attend the following functions/appearances as the 2024 Christkind
5:30pm – 7:30pm, Dec 5, 2024 | Opening Ceremony
2pm – 4pm, Dec 6, 2024 | CDM appearance
2pm – 4pm, Dec 3, 2024 | CDM appearance

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