2024 Marktengel


Scott and Catherine Cagle
Duke & Wade Stockton

Become a Christkindlmarket Des Moines “Marktengel!”

Do you enjoy the thought of a warm mug of freshly mulled Glühwein while strolling through a European-themed Christmas market? Yeah… we thought so.

Iowans have had the unique opportunity to witness the birth and growth of their very own European Christmas market known as Christkindlmarket Des Moines (CDM). Our nonprofit’s mission is to connect Iowans with European traditions, language learning and cultural experiences.

To ensure that CDM thrives, please consider becoming a CDM Marktengel (market angel). For just $25, you can be a part of something that brings holiday cheer and cherished memories in 2024 and beyond. And, as a special thank-you for your donation, we’ll reserve a limited-edition 2024 CDM Glühwein mug for you before they run out at this year’s market.

Earn your “halo” today by becoming a CDM Marktengel. It’s a good deed that can keep Christkindlmarket Des Moines alive and growing for years to come!

Vielen Dank,
Suzanne Hull, CDM Director

Donors are asked to pick up their 2024 commemorative Glühwein mugs during the festival at Principal Park December 5 – 8, 2024. As we get closer, we’ll let you know the exact location.

2024 Commemorative Glühwein Mug donation:

This year’s creative took inspiration from the art of rosemaling, originating in Norway, which includes the painting of wooden furniture and objects with flower motifs.

Rose-painting, rosemaling, rosemåling or rosmålning is a Scandinavian decorative folk painting that flourished from the 1700s to the mid-1800s, particularly in Norway.

Rosemaling ornaments hang vertically as if hung from a decorated tree. The tree features “Merry Christmas” in various European languages.

Meet The Team

Toni Holmes

Nathan Wagner

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.