Take some time to enjoy Chicago’s largest outdoor holiday fair. This Christmas event showcases the city’s own take on the festival that originated in Germany during the 1500s. Whether you’re a native Chicagoan, a recent transplant, or just visiting friends at our apartments in Chicago, you’ll have a great time celebrating the holidays with friends and family at this one of a kind European-flavored event.
CHICAGO’S CHRISTKINDLMARKET HISTORY
The idea for the event first came about back in 1995 as city officials were searching for different ways to encourage bilateral trade between Germany and the United States. Members of the German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest Inc. (GACC Midwest) reached out to officials in Nuremberg, Germany about the idea.
They encouraged German businesses to travel to Chicago and join with other local companies to showcase their wares at the event. The success of the festival encouraged the GACC Midwest to make it an annual event currently held at Chicago’s Daley Plaza.
WHAT GOES INTO CHRISTKINDLMARKET
Residents of Cobbler Square Lofts in Chicago who attend get the chance to indulge in some of the finest food to be found anywhere. Enjoy delicious offerings from both local and German vendors. Spoil yourself and fill up on sausages, Strudel, and other delicacies. You’ll also get the chance to purchase a variety of goods from German businesses. Take a look at some of the items you could pick up as a gift for your loved ones.
CHRISTKINDLMARKET GOODS AVAILABLE
Many vendors showcase their skills out in the open. Take the opportunity to have someone handcraft a gift just for you. It’s a great opportunity to pick up a truly one of a kind gift for someone in your life.
COME DOWN AND ENJOY
Christkindlmarket runs now until December 24. Come visit before it leaves for another year. Similar events are held in the Naperville suburbs and in Wrigley Field. Check out the official website for more information about the events at different locations.
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