An der Weihnachtsecke, Des Moines, IA
Shop the Christkindlmarket Des Moines store for your favorite European treats.
Offering: Advent calendars, truffles, Irish whisky fudge, Mozart kugeln, marzipan, liquor-filled chocolate, assorted holiday cookies, limited-edition Toblerone, Lebkuchen, stollen, stroopwafeln, clotted cream, shortbread, tea, Swedish lingonberry jam, German mustard and German honey
Price Range: $3 – $38
Pre-Sale: Bottles of Glühwein, 2021 Glühwein commemorative mugs, select food items. URL to our online store will be provided as we get closer to the event.
Glühwein and Kinderpunsch, Des Moines, IA
Support Des Moines European Heritage Association, the non-profit that produces Christkindlmarket Des Moines, with the purchase of warm traditional Christkindlmarket beverages:
Glühwein (“glow-wine”, from the hot irons once used for mulling) is prepared from red wine, heated and spiced with cinnamon sticks, cloves, star aniseed, citrus, sugar and at times vanilla pods.
Kinderpunsch is a warm beverage made from cranberry juice, apple cider, brown sugar and mulling spices.
Offering: Glühwein, Kinderpunsch, various liquor add-ins
Price Range: $2 – $6
Pre-Sale: Bottles of Glühwein, 2021 Glühwein commemorative mugs, select food items. Click here to shop before November 26 at midnight.
Support Des Moines European Heritage Association, the non-profit that produces Christkindlmarket Des Moines, with the purchase of various European Imports and Iowa Craft Beers. MENU CHANGES DAILY!
Offering: European imports and Iowa Craft Beers
Price Range: $6 – $7
Support Iowa European Cultural Connection, the non-profit that produces Christkindlmarket Des Moines, with the purchase of a German-style Brat or Czech-style hot dog.
German-Style Grilled Bratwurst. This is a large, traditionally spiced bratwurst, produced by Edgewood Locker in Edgewood, Iowa. Served in a toasted bun.
Czech-Style Grilled Hot Dog. This medium-sized wiener with an all-natural casing, is made by Polasheck’s Locker Services in Protivin, Iowa. Served in a toasted bun.
Price Range: $5 – $6
The Kringle Man creates a light and flaky Danish Kringle using a puff pastry dough that is folded and buttered 81 times to give you a mouth watering experience. We add Almond Paste sweetly prepared and different fruits blended together to create an flavor explosion of sweet and flaky. A must have for coffee or ice cream or anytime.
Offering: Danish Kringle (2 sizes), Danish Letter, Cream Horns, Krispies, Danish Pastry
Price Range: $6 – $15
During the holiday season, Sugarplums specializes in made from scratch, traditional, German cookies and baked goods. Try our Lebkuchen, Pfeffernuss, Springerle, Stollen, Spritz, Sentiment Hearts, Sugar Cookies and Cupcakes.
Offering: Gingerbread: Sentiment Hearts, Lebkuchen, Pfeffernuss, Springerle, Stollen, Scotch-a-roo Santa’s, cupcakes, Spritz, decorated sugar cookies, decorated Gingerbread houses, possibly some gingerbread themed Christmas ornaments.
Price Range: $4 – $30
At Pickle Creek, we use the herbs we grow on our sustainable Iowa farm to handcraft artisanal olive oils and vinegars, soaps, salves, and balms using our own original recipes.
Offering: Herb-infused olive oils and vinegars (including the Apple Strudel White Balsamic we created especially for this event and the Prairie Fire olive oil that earned the 2019 1st Place Scovie Award for a Chile Oil), soaps, salves, salts, and balms that we handcraft ourselves using original recipes and the herbs and other produce we grow in our garden.
Price Range: $3.25 -$25
Step back in time to our little Danish Christmas Market booth that will feature “Keepsakes for a Lifetime”. Experience a piece of Denmark close to home.
Offering: Scandinavia, Nordic and made in Denmark Christmas gift items such as Gnomes, Nisse, Elves, straw Ornaments, Cookware and prepackaged foods and glogg.
Price Range: $1 – $350
Ukrainian style food and gifts
Offering: Perogies, Pelmenie, cabbage Rools,Chebureckie, candys, honey, poppyseed/sweet rolls,gift items.
Price Range: $4 – $20
Handmade, sweet and savory strudel
Offering: Sweet Strudel: Apple, Strawberry Rhubarb, Tart Cherry, Raspberry Almond Cream Cheese, Blueberry Lemon. SAVORY STRUDEL: Spinach Feta Artichoke Heart, Reuben, Chicken Pot Pie, Mushroom Medley with Goat Cheese, Italian Stallion.
Price Range: $3 – $9
Handcrafted Gourmet Toffee
Offering: Toffee, Toffee Popcorn, Toffee Coated Carmel Apples
Price Range: $4 – $75
Local catering company that specializes in public and private events
Offering: Ham & cheese crepes, spinach & cheese crepes, Nutella crepes, strawberry crepes
Price Range: $6
Explore Amsterdam by experiencing Chocolaterie Stam. A family-owned chocolate company with over 108 years in the industry with multiple locations in the US and abroad.
Offering: Hot chocolate, fresh made Dutch stroopwafel, packaged stroopwafels, assorted pre-packaged holiday chocolates
Price Range: $3 – $25
Polish King – Chicago Style Fast Food
Offering: Polish sausage, Currywurst, Italian sausage, Gyros, French fries
Price Range: $10 – $12
Serving delicious food favorites to the Ballard, Ames and Des Moines area. We offer catering, food truck and carry out services.
Offering: Jägerschnitzel, Käsespätzle, Champignon, Poutine, Belegtes Brot
Price Range: $10 – $12
Swede Point Creamer’s Scandinavian Christmas. Locally produced goat cheeses, lotions and soaps, spritz cookies and Kringla. Come meet some of our “goaty girls” at milking time!
Offering: Goat Cheeses, Goat Milk Soap and Lotion, Krampus Socks, Apple Butter, Strawberry Jam, Knit Stocking Hat, Kringla and Spritz Cookies Christmas Decorations, Peanut Brittle, Mint Tins, Aronia Berry Jam
Price Range: $5 – $45
Pre-Sale: 515-231-5900, firstname.lastname@example.org