Kristkindl Market in Daley Plaza


Kristkindl Market in Daley Plaza

Bring the family to the spectacular Kristkindl Market in Chicago’s Daley Plaza through December 29, and stay at the nearby and affordable Best Western Plus Chicago Hotel at Hillside!

The annual Kristkindl Market is a longtime Chicago tradition. You can walk around Daley Plaza and not buy presents, buy presents and not walk, or walk and buy amazing presents from around the world! Stumped on what to get for Great-Aunt Martha? You will find a perfect gift at Kristkindl Market! Kids will love the Scavenger Hunt; the giant Advent calendar; and the Passport Activity Book.

The Kristkindl Market is outdoors, so bring your muff. But there are warming stations and inside food and drink! Shop ’til you drop at: Frank’s Ornament House; Bethlehem Nativity Products; Irish Sisters Imports; Toy Wonderland; Wildlife Ornaments; Wooden Treasures; Hoffmann Company; Gifts from Eastern Europe; Dragons and Fairytales; and many, many more!

You hungry? Stop by Dinkel’s Bakery; German Grill Company; Baked Cheese Haus; Chocolate-covered Treats and Baked Apples; Pemberton Candies; German beer and spiced wine; Stuffed Gourmet Pretzels; United Chocolate Works; Schnitzel House; and much more!

The Kristkindl Market is located at Daley Plaza, between Washington, Dearborn Streets and Clark Streets. Don’t miss the Picasso! Admission is free. For a complete list of booths, activities, food and drink, and performances, go online to /chicago/vendors/gifts-specialty-items/ and follow the prompts.

Best Western Plus Chicago Hotel at Hillside, just minutes away from the downtown Chicago’s Kristkindl Market, offers free shuttle service to and from O’Hare Airport in Chicago. The hotel offers affordable, comfortable rooms, a breakfast bar and restaurant and much more. The hotel is pet friendly and offers AAA rates.