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Christkindlmarket Chicago 2016 Schedule
    November 18 - December 24, 2016
    Chicago, Illinois


21st. Annual Christkindlmarket Chicago - November 18 - December 24, 2016
    Christkindlmarket Chicago was inspired by the Christkindlesmarkt in Nuremberg, Germany, which began in 1545. Christkindlmarket Chicago brings a cherished German and European tradition with international and local charm to Chicago. Chicago's largest open-air Christmas festival was first held on Pioneer Court in 1996. Christkindlmarket Chicago has been held on Daley Plaza in the Loop neighborhood of downtown Chicago since 1997 on special invitation of Mayor Richard M. Daley.



Christkindlmarket Chicago Opening Day
Friday, November 18, 2016
    The unique shopping experience, typical German food and drinks, as well as diverse holiday entertainment make the Christkindlmarket Chicago a preferred and popular destination. Admission is FREE. Come on over to Daley Plaza in the Chicago Loop between Dearborn, Washington and Clark Street.

Hours: Open Daily
    Sunday - Thursday --- 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
    Friday - Saturday ----- 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

Special Hours:
    Thanksgiving Day -- Nov. 24, 2016 -- 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Christmas Eve ------ Dec. 24, 2016 -- 11:00 am - 4:00 pm


Events - Christkindlmarket Chicago

• 'Twas the Night Before Christkindlmarket
Nov 17, 2016 - (05:30 pm. - 10:00 pm.)
Join the Christkindlmarket Chicago for a special, private preview party

• Christkindlmarket Chicago Opening Day
Nov 18, 2016 - (All Day Event)
The Christkindlmarket Chicago opens at 11am

• Christkind visits the Market
Nov 19, 2016 - (02:00 pm. - 04:00 pm.)
Chicago's own Christkind visits the market

• Theater Tag
Dec 06, 2016 - (All Day Event)
Members of the League of Chicago Theatres perform snippets from their holiday productions at the Christkindlmarket

• Kinder Tag
Dec 07, 2016 - (All Day Event)
2:00 - 4:00 pm: Chicago's own Christkind visits the market
4:00 pm: Lauren Smoke's interactive set of songs inspires the whole family to dance and sing along




Events - Christkindlmarket Chicago

• Children's Lantern Parade
Dec 07, 2016 - (04:30 pm. - 07:00 pm.)
Kids are invited to join an evening lantern parade

• A Cappella Day
Dec 08, 2016 - (12:00 pm. - 07:00 pm.)
Highly talented A Capella groups brighten the day with holiday tunes and other popular songs.

• Barefoot Hawaiian Dance Performance
Dec 15, 2016 - (02:00 pm. - 03:00 pm.)
Hawaii comes to Chicago

• Encore!
Dec 20, 2016 - (04:00 pm. - 04:45 pm.)
Encore! celebrates the holidays with their "Holiday Harmonies" program

• Christkindlmarket Closing Day
Dec 24, 2016 - (11:00 AM - 04:00 pm.)
Enjoy the closing day festivities.


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