Running out of places to shop this holiday season? Then take advantage of Chicago’s Christkindlmarket open this November through December. With a variety of vendors and live demonstrations, you’ll definitely find unique gifts for friends and family at Christkindlmarket.
Christkindlmarket in Chicago
The legendary Christkindlmarket in Chicago is the go-to place for a unique Christmas shopping experience. This outdoor market will begin Nov 16 and last until Dec 24. It’s opened daily Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday-Saturday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. And being the largest outdoor market that Chicago has to offer, it will be held on Daley Plaza in the Chicago Loop. Shoppers can expect vendors to have classic German products like nutcrackers, cuckoo clocks and the popular beer steins.
Shopping, Vendors, Live Demonstrations, Oh My!
You can’t miss what the vendors here have to offer. Expect to find a large variety of must-have gifts and ornaments curated by local artisans. And while you’re shopping, don’t miss the opportunity to check out live demonstrations of some of these specialty items! Watch as a wood carver uses his unique skills and afterwards, purchase items right off the workbench. There’s no doubt you’ll be able to find a gift for friends and family. Some vendors have items such as jewelry, scarves and wool coats, all the way to authentic hand-crafted ornaments.
Tasty Holiday Treats
With all the excitement going on, you might build up quite a thirst! So make sure you stop and try some of the different beverages there is to offer. For those of age, there are beer and wine tents available, and for those that aren’t, there are many other food and beverage tents. They can range anywhere from chocolate covered treats and baked apples, to Schnitzels! Nothing beats classic holiday food and drink.
Hotel Near Christkindlmarket
If you plan on shopping until dropping, make sure to stay at a nearby hotel like City Suites Chicago! This sleek boutique property is a great place to relax after a full weekend of holiday shopping at Christkindlmarket.
Where: Daley Plaza in the Chicago Loop
When: Nov 16–Dec 24 | Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m.-8 p.m. & Friday-Saturday 11 a.m-9 p.m.
WHERE TO STAY
City Suites Hotel
A sleek, retro property characterized by its unique Art Deco style. 933 West Belmont, Chicago, IL 60657. 773.404.3400.