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Christkindlmarkets return to Loop and other Chicago areas

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2 MIN READ – The Christkindlmarket celebrates its 26th season at Daley Plaza, its 4th year in Wrigleyville at Gallagher Way and its debut at RiverEdge Park in Aurora. All locations open on November 18, 2022 – the days and hours vary.


Christkindlmarket Chicago at Daley Plaza (November 18 – December 24)

Regular Hours:  
Sunday – Thursday: 11am – 8pm 
Friday – Saturday: 11am – 9pm 

Special Hours: 
Thanksgiving (Nov. 24), Christmas Eve (Dec. 24): 11am – 4pm

Christkindlmarket Wrigleyville at Gallagher Way (November 18 – December 31) 

Regular Hours:  
Monday – Thursday: 3pm – 9pm  
Friday – Saturday: 11am – 10pm 
Sunday: 11am – 7pm 

Special Hours: 
Thanksgiving (Nov. 24), Christmas Eve (Dec. 24) and New Year’s Eve (Dec. 31): 11am – 4pm
Christmas Day (Dec. 25): Closed 

Christkindlmarket Aurora at RiverEdge Park (November 18 – December 24)

Regular Hours:
Thursdays: 11am – 7pm
Fridays & Saturdays: 11am – 9pm
Sundays: 11am – 6pm

Special Hours:
Monday (Dec 19) – Wednesday (Dec 21): 11am – 7pm
Thanksgiving (Nov 24) & Christmas Eve (Dec 24): 11am – 4pm

Visitors will be able to purchase the beloved annual souvenir mugs as well as Christkindlmarket merchandise at all locations.

Why is each market worth a visit? Because of the unique vendors, live entertainment, and atmosphere! 

The Christkindlmarket Chicago is known as the original and most traditional – the ideal place for spending the lunch break downtown and a unique experience for anyone who wants to explore the little holiday village with more than 55 vendors in the heart of the city. 

The Christkindlmarket Wrigleyville is located at Gallagher Way, easy to get to by public transportation, offering extra seasonal fun for all age groups including ice skating, visits with Santa, and more winter activities around the spectacular Christmas tree. Guests can also explore all the holiday-themed restaurants and bars throughout Gallagher Way and the hip surrounding neighborhood.

The Christkindlmarket Aurora brings the authentic holiday experience back to the burbs! What could be better than free parking, a beautiful stroll by the river, taking in all the Christmas lights, combined with a visit at the German-style outdoor market in a family-friendly environment?!

More information about each location, their vendors, events as well as hotel and parking specials will become available throughout the next couple of weeks. Learn more.

While the Stammtisch indoor dining will not be available in 2022, it is still possible to enjoy a gathering with family, friends, colleagues and/or business partners in an even more exclusive and private way! Mondays through Thursdays, the heated alpine-style-decorated Timber Tent - with a serviced bar and the option to add on food served buffet-style - can be rented for receptions for up to 100 people. Details are available here and reservations can be made via reservations@christkindlmarket.com. Spots are limited! 

"Daley Plaza, Gallagher Way and RiverEdge Park will each feature some of our staple German vendors, that our guests have come to know and love,” announces CEO and General Manager Maren Biester Priebe, "We are so excited to continue to host new and returning high quality artisans with our beloved community in Chicago and Wrigleyville, and can’t wait to introduce them to our new home in Aurora!"