Sponsors

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Sponsorship opportunities start at $250

WHAT IS CHRISTKINDLMARKET DES MOINES (CDM)?

It’s a family-friendly event that features a unique shopping experience for gifts and holiday decor along with authentic German and European cuisine, holiday beverages, live entertainment and children’s activities.

Following tradition, this event is held outdoors with the addition of a heated entertainment tent and various covered areas for shopping and eating.

The 2022, total CDM attendance was 70,000 with 17,500 average daily visitors.

For 2023, CDM will be held on: Nov 30: 5 – 9 pm, Dec 1: 11am – 9pm; Dec 2: 11am – 9pm; Dec 3: 11am – 5pm.

Location: Principal Park, Main Lot, 1 Line Dr, Des Moines, IA 50309

For 2023, CDM will have 42 vendors (20 food, 22 nonfood) selling from wooden stalls, food trucks and trailers.

EXCLUSIVE SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

In recognition and appreciation of your support of Christkindlmarket Des Moines, we are pleased to extend the following benefits to all our 2023 Exclusive Sponsors:

  • Promotion of sponsor through Christkindlmarket Des Moines’ social media activities
  • First right of refusal for the same sponsorship category for Christkindlmarket Des Moines 2024
  • Hyperlinked logo on the Christkindlmarket Des Moines website
  • Inclusion in all press releases and other media activities
  • Inclusion on printed event promotional pieces (posters, fliers, brochures, etc—logo)
PRESENTING SPONSOR (Category exclusivity)

“Christkindlmarket Des Moines – presented by ‘Your Organization Here’”
Full view venue signage at the entrances to the venue
Press release to the media announcing your individual sponsorship
Includes one ANNUAL HUT SPONSORSHIP
Includes OPENING CEREMONY SPEECH on Friday night (limit 2 – 3 minutes)
One person available for one local TV spot

YULETIDE HALL NAMING RIGHTS (Category exclusivity)

“Yuletide Hall presented by ‘Your Business Here’”
Partial view signage over entrance to Yuletide Hall
Press release to the media announcing your individual sponsorship
Someone from your organization may address the audience twice daily from the stage between performances

WEIHNACHTSZEIT MAGAZIN PUBLISHING SPONSOR (Category exclusivity)

Deadline for sponsorship decision: August 1
Includes two full-page ads provided by the sponsor by September 1
Acknowledgement and thanks in the magazine welcome editorial
The magazine may include up to 4 pages of ads from other advertisers
2,500 print quantity run to deliver in early November
Sponsor can receive up to 100 copies
Mailed to vendors, advocates, sponsors and patrons in Nov to promote event
Distributed to market patrons at event with high visibility
PDF version available for sharing online
Onsite thank you signage/presence at Christkindlmarket Des Moines
KINDERKORNER NAMING RIGHTS (Category exclusivity)

The “Your Business Here” Kinder Korner and partial view signage

YULELTIDE HALL STAGE NAMING RIGHTS (Category exclusivity)

The “Your Business Here” Stage
Partial view signage over stage
Press release to the media announcing your individual sponsorship
Someone from your organization may address the audience once per day from the stage between performances

BEVERAGE PAVILION SPONSOR (Category exclusivity)

The “Your Business Here” partial view signage, 4 to 8 wooden signs provided by Christkindlmarket Des Moines

WEIHNACHTSWALD (CHRISTMAS FOREST) NAMING RIGHTS (Category exclusivity)

20’x30’ covered area where visitors can gather around tree-top tables. Also, the location of our non-profit trees available via silent auction.
The “Your Business Here” Weihnachtswald and partial view signage

OUTDOOR CULTURAL STAGE NAMING RIGHTS (Category exclusivity)

The “Your Business Here” Stage
Partial view signage over stage
Press release to the media announcing your individual sponsorship
Someone from your organization may address the audience once per day from the stage between demonstrations

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

PLATINUM SPONSOR
Hyperlinked logo on the Christkindlmarket Des Moines website
Inclusion in all press releases and other media activities
Inclusion in all print advertising (logo)
Inclusion on event promotional pieces (posters, fliers, brochures, etc—logo)
Inclusion on sponsor signage at event
Annual hut sponsorship

GOLD SPONSOR
Hyperlinked name on the Christkindlmarket Des Moines website
Inclusion in all press releases and other media activities
Inclusion on printed promotional pieces (posters, fliers, brochures, etc—logo)
Inclusion on sponsor signage at event

SILVER SPONSOR
Hyperlinked name on the Christkindlmarket Des Moines website
Inclusion on printed promotional pieces (posters, fliers, brochures, etc—logo)
Inclusion on sponsor signage at event
BRONZE SPONSOR
Hyperlinked name on the Christkindlmarket Des Moines website

ANNUAL HUT SPONSOR
Hyperlinked logo on website
Plaque recognizing your sponsorship will be affixed to the hut during the festival
Promotion of sponsor through sponsee’s social media activities

WEIHNACHTSZEIT MAGAZIN FULL COLOR ADS
Back Page, Full Page, Half Page, Quarter Page)
Deadline for decision: August 1
Ad to be provided by September 1
2,500 print quantity run to deliver in early November
The magazine will include up to 6 quarter-page ads
Mailed to vendors, advocates, sponsors and patrons in early November to promote event
PDF version available for sharing online

Meet The Team

Beth Grabau

Kelsey Chaves White

Samantha Ahn

Kaitlyn Wheelock

Claire Yocom

Sable Joseph

Kayla Garvin

Marissa Johnson

Marty Boesenberg

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.