Christkindlmarket – Chicago – 50 W Washington St., Chicago, IL 60602, b/t Wabash Ave & Dearborn St. The Loop
Q-tips say: The Christkindlmarket Chicago brings a cherished German and European tradition with international flair and local charm to Chicago. Chicago’s largest open-air Christmas festival is an enchanting and inviting holiday village in the center of the city’s downtown. Inspired by the 16th century Christkindlmarket in Nuremberg, Germany, one of the first holiday markets of its kind, the Christkindlmarket is well-known for its vendor’s quality gifts and food, holiday cheer, and for being the ideal place for families to create their own holiday traditions. IT IS FREE! Went when the family was in and they enjoyed the Market and a visit to downtown Macy’s to view the huge Christmas tree in the middle of the Walnut Room restaurant inside the store.
Go and enjoy! They do have warming houses, in case you get cold, you can go and get warm and eat/drink some of the delicious items you bought.
Afterwards, the Q’s and their friends continue with the German Food theme and go to Bergoff’s for dinner.