Christkindlmarket is finally here! It's one of Chicago's most authentic traditional holiday markets around and offers incredible activities and vendors you've never seen before.

It's a winter wonderful event for adults, kids, and everybody who loves to be festive!

*Scroll down to find updated dates and times for each location.*


If you love Christmas and shopping for the perfect, unique gifts for family and friends, Christkindlmarket is definitely your one-stop-shop this year!

When Does Christkindlmarket open for 2022?

This Friday, November 18th is the opening day!  The market runs through the end of December so you can start planning your trip now!


Sundays - Thursdays: 11 - 8pm, Fridays - Saturdays: 11 - 9pm, Thanksgiving day & Christmas Eve 11 - 4pm.


Thursdays: 11 - 7pm, Fridays - Saturdays: 11 - 9pm, Sundays: 11 - 6pm, Monday, Dec. 19th - Wednesday, Dec. 21st: 11 - 7pm, Thanksgiving day & Christmas Eve: 11 - 4pm.


Monday - Thursday: 3 - 9pm, Friday - Saturday: 11 - 10pm, Sunday: 11 - 7pm, November 24: 11 - 4pm, December 24: 11 - 4pm, December 26-29: 11 - 9pm, and December 31: 11- 4pm.

How many locations does Christkindlmarket have?

Originally only 2 locations, but they just announced a 3rd location opening in Aurora!  They've grown to be so successful every year that it has expanded all across Illinois and Wisconsin for all to enjoy.

Does it cost anything to attend this popular holiday event?

NOPE!  It's a totally FREE.  Bundle up, though.  It might be pretty chilly out and while you're at it get some hot chocolate while you're there!

"The Christkindlmarket Chicago is an annual, free and outdoor holiday market featuring vendors from around the world who display hand-crafted ornaments, toys and unique holiday gifts as well as traditional German, local and international foods, sweets and beverages." - Christkindlmarket

What types of vendors will be at Christkindlmarket for 2022?

The talented vendors are to be announced still, but in the meantime check out their website for all the other important details you need to know before you go! They'll be located at 3635 N Clark St, Chicago.

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