Illinois’ Ultimate Holiday Expedition: Christkindlmarket Reveals 2023 Locations


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CHICAGO — Get ready to mark your calendars and prepare for a festive season like no other! The highly anticipated Christkindlmarket is making a triumphant return to the Windy City, and this time, it’s bigger and better than ever. 

With locations spanning Chicago and beyond, the 2023 Christkindlmarket promises to be an unforgettable celebration of holiday spirit.

Since its inception in 1996, the Christkindlmarket Chicago has been a cherished tradition, captivating locals and tourists alike with its enchanting atmosphere and diverse offerings. 

This year, the market is spreading its magic across multiple locations, giving visitors even more opportunities to partake in the merriment.

Daley Plaza: A Christmas Wonderland in the Heart of Chicago

From November 17th to December 24th, Daley Plaza will transform into a festive haven, offering a stunning array of international and local vendors. Located at 50 W Washington St., Chicago, IL 60602, this iconic market hub promises a one-of-a-kind shopping experience that’s perfect for all ages. More details can be found at

Gallagher Way: Wrigleyville’s Delightful Holiday Retreat

Wrigleyville’s Gallagher Way is set to become a winter wonderland from November 17th to December 31st. Nestled at 3635 N Clark St., Chicago, IL 60613, this charming location will be brimming with holiday cheer, complete with unique gifts, delectable treats, and heartwarming entertainment. Discover more at

RiverEdge Park: Aurora’s Scenic Festive Escape

Aurora’s RiverEdge Park will come alive with holiday magic for the second year in a row from November 17th to December 24th. This picturesque setting at 360 N Broadway, Aurora, IL 60505, promises an enchanting experience that captures the essence of the season. Don’t miss the chance to explore its offerings at

From Europe to the Heartland: A Celebration of Tradition and Joy

The Christkindlmarket isn’t just any market; it’s a celebration of the rich German heritage and the spirit of togetherness. Over the years, this German-style outdoor extravaganza has become a beloved holiday tradition for both locals and visitors. The market’s unique blend of international and local vendors ensures that there’s something for everyone, from handcrafted treasures to delectable treats.

One of the standout highlights of the Christkindlmarket is its delectable Glühwein, a traditional mulled wine imported all the way from Germany. This warm and aromatic beverage has become a fan favorite, embodying the essence of the season in every sip.

As the holiday season approaches, the Christkindlmarket stands ready to weave its magic once again. The festivals legendary mug designs are expected to be released in October. Whether you’re seeking unique gifts, indulgent treats, or simply a festive atmosphere to revel in, this cherished market has it all. Mark your calendars and make plans to immerse yourself in the enchantment of the Christkindlmarket — a holiday tradition that continues to capture hearts and spread joy throughout Chicago and beyond.


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