Performer Needs Assessment

Thank you for your interest in performing at Christkindlmarket Des Moines (CDM) taking place December 5 – 8, 2024 at Principal Park in Downtown Des Moines.

Dec 5: 5pm – 9pm
Dec 6: 11am – 9pm
Dec 7: 11am – 9pm
Dec 8: 11am – 5pm

Yuletide Hall After Hours: Friday & Saturday from 9pm – 10pm

The quality of a traditional Christmas market depends on maintaining a high standard of programming. Christkindlmarket Des Moines is dedicated to immersing visitors in a world of folklore and craftsmanship as well as enticing them with traditional, seasonal culinary specialties to provide an experience filled with European elegance and charm. See Google Images of Christmas markets around the world.

Yuletide Hall is a four-sided, forced-air heated tent at a location to be determined by the CDM event planning committee at Principal Park’s Main Lot. A lighted stage within the tent will be provided. The size of the stage in 2023 was 16x32x32″ tall.

Our performer guide will give you an overview of the needs assessment process and requirements. As soon as you fill out the needs assessment, it will be reviewed internally.

What is the timeline for the process?

  • Fill out the online needs assessment below by March 1, 2024
  • Send additional photographs and links to audio files/videos representing you or your group to [email protected] (REQUIRED; your application is not complete until we receive this)
  • Receive feedback from CDM staff by March 15, 2024

Christkindlmarket Des Moines 2024 Performer Information Guide

Christkindlmarket Des Moines 2024 Performer Needs Assessment