My visit to the Christkindlmarket Chicago

With the advent of the holiday season the entire Chicago city gets converted into a Winter Wonderland! It is the time for festivities, various holiday events and seasonal desserts. With Christmas round the corner, I and my hubby decided to visit the Christkindlmarket in Chicago.

Christmas markets, also known as Weihnachtsmärkte originated in Germany. The Christkindlmarket is a Chicago tradition with more than 1 million visitors each year.  It is held at Daley Plaza and is one of the major attractions during the month of December. The market is set up with food stalls and gift shops with short skits, musical and live performances happening in the background.




We visited the market on a Saturday and it was crowded like crazy. The market was buzzing with activities and full of festive atmosphere. There were pretty gift shops with items like handmade soaps, different varieties of cheese, beautiful lamps, candles, Christmas ornaments, unique idols etc. I was amazed to see the plethora of Christmas ornaments that one shop sold. This shop specialized in unique Christmas ornaments and had almost everything on the planet that could think of in the form of ornaments. Here are some pictures that I managed to click.







If you are looking for unique Christmas gifts and are a foodie, this is the perfect place for you. The market had stalls with traditional German beer, bratwurst, varieties of popcorns, hot cocoa and wine etc. Considering the fact that this is one of the major attractions in Chicago, I noticed that food and drinks were not exorbitantly priced. Everything was economical except for the gift items. Gift items were slightly pricey, mainly because these were original items from Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Nepal etc.




These are all the pictures that I managed to click. I was unfortunately not able to click any food pictures as the food stalls were too crowded. If you live in Chicago or anywhere nearby, you should definitely visit this place. I was recommended this place by one of friends and I cannot thank her enough for it.

My favorite part of Christmas is the Christmas markets and beautiful exhibits. Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas to all of you in advance. Hope you liked my blog post. What is your favorite part about Christmas? Do let me know in the comments.

Ciao until then.




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    December 23, 2017 at 7:12 pm

    Wow that sounds so fun! Your photos look gorgeous! The last time I was in Chicago was over 5 years ago and it was a lot of fun!

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    Minakshi Bajpai
    December 23, 2017 at 8:26 pm

    The pictures are taken brilliantly. Loved each of them. I wish to buy so many things shared in snaps.

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    December 24, 2017 at 12:01 am

    This looks so much fun girl. Love the post xo

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    December 24, 2017 at 2:26 am

    Wow !! In love with your photography and this place looks amazing. Thanks for sharing.

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    December 24, 2017 at 4:00 am

    Such lovely pictures and read. Loved all the ornament pictures, made me feel like visiting a Christmas Market.

    Happy Holidays to you and your family girl!

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    December 24, 2017 at 5:44 am

    these pictures!!!! wow so stunning and seems like you had a great time. I absolutely love everything about Chicago except the freezing temperatures 😉 the ornaments are so cute. Great post!

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      Prajakta S
      December 24, 2017 at 2:53 pm

      Thank you so much😌 I shifted to Chicago from Dallas just a month back. I love everything about this city except the temperatures😊May be I will get used to it in a few months.:)

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    December 24, 2017 at 7:55 am

    A well written post and excellent pics. You’ve truly captured the spirit of the Christmas Market in Chicago in this post. Smart visual presentation.

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      Prajakta S
      December 24, 2017 at 2:54 pm

      Thank you so much Sudipta😊😊 Glad you liked my post. Merry Christmas to you in advance😊

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    Alix @A Hedgehog in the Kitchen
    December 24, 2017 at 2:41 pm

    How lovely! I absolutely LOVE Christmas markets! We have been enjoying all of the beautiful Christmas markets here in France and around Europe this season.

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    Priyanka Patwari
    December 24, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    Love each and every picture hope you had a great time there

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    Preeti tiwari
    December 24, 2017 at 3:54 pm

    Love the place and all the gift items, nice to read it.

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    Nisha Malik
    December 24, 2017 at 4:23 pm

    Wow the market looks very happening and colorful. You have captured all the beauty of the place in your pictures.

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    Dipika Singh
    December 24, 2017 at 4:34 pm

    What a spectacular place with such colorful details it is. Love all the featured images. Superb! your picture looks too good.

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    Joan Cajic
    December 24, 2017 at 7:37 pm

    Great post, my favourite part about Christmas is mostly seeing my son finding out new things about the holiday itself.

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    December 25, 2017 at 1:35 am

    Your photos are just stunning! What a beautiful place to visit when we are in Chicago.

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    Ridima Mittal
    December 25, 2017 at 1:46 am

    Wow. Beautiful collection of pictures.

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    Snigdha Prusti
    December 25, 2017 at 3:45 am

    Merry Christmas dear.. The market is full of bling… Love the beautiful Christmas decorators..

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    December 25, 2017 at 3:56 am

    Love the pictures and place really a very well written post.

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    December 25, 2017 at 4:05 am

    The collection looks amazing

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    December 25, 2017 at 11:00 pm

    wow lovely display of photos. But I super curious about that “Bier” word cause it’s actually in dutch curious to know that Chicago has thos lovely souvernirs and plus those Buddah ones. By the way your photos are amazingly beautiful and you look fabulous. Happy Traveling! cheers!

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      Prajakta S
      December 25, 2017 at 11:36 pm

      Thank You so much Alexine☺️😊. ‘Bier’ is actually also a German word for “Beer” . I can speak German and know for a fact that German and Dutch are quite close. The Christkindlmarket (Christmas Market) is a German tradition and many cities all over the world have now started hosting them during Christmas time. I visited the Chicago Christmas Market for the first time and was surprised to find souvenir shops from Nepal at the market. Happy to know you loved the pictures. Merry Christmas to you and your family💕💕

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    emmanuel damian
    December 26, 2017 at 8:49 am

    Christkindlmarket Chicago looks like a fun place to visit. I love visiting Christmas markets and I hope to see this in the future!

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    December 26, 2017 at 10:53 am

    Your photos definitely stand out!! Its great to see an article with stand out set of pictures. Happy Traveling!

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    December 26, 2017 at 7:12 pm

    These photos are absolutely gorgeous. I forgive you for not being able to get any food shots. This looks like such a great time!

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    Lavanda Michelle
    December 26, 2017 at 9:30 pm

    I visited the Chicago Christmas Market a few weeks ago and was so happy. My sisters and I were able to get a lot of cool things.Chicago is my hometown and I love going back. Your photos look gorgeous!

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    Xavier Young
    December 27, 2017 at 6:37 am

    Merry late xmas. Love your photography skills. Ths market definitely sounds interesting. My favorite part of Christmas is just spending time with love ones

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    Donald Nwosu
    December 27, 2017 at 6:46 am

    Very nice and detailed,
    You’re a prodigy

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    Wanda Lopez
    December 27, 2017 at 11:19 am

    What a beautiful post. Love all the ornaments. I was in Chicago on September, now I can’t wait to go back and visit this market.

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    Cynthia Nicoletti
    December 27, 2017 at 1:44 pm

    Such nice photos, looks like a great place to celebrate. I love to visit markets there are always great things to see.

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    December 28, 2017 at 4:44 am

    I’ve always wanted to go to a Christmas Market. This one looks magical.

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    Jake Ferrer
    December 28, 2017 at 3:53 pm

    Wow! These photos are so fantastic! I just cant get my eyes off of them. Looks a very wonderful place.

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    Annie Cho
    December 30, 2017 at 1:34 pm

    I love Christmas markets! All the ornaments are so cute!

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    December 31, 2017 at 10:48 am

    Wow! It is really unbelievable! Great place!

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    Stacey Simón
    January 15, 2018 at 5:50 pm

    This market looks amazing! I always miss the market when we have it here since I’m not too found of standing outside in our winter temperatures here hahh

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    Manish Ambaliya
    June 11, 2021 at 12:49 pm

    Amazing! I know nothing about traveling all over the country, what a wonderful looking place to explore.

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