The Christkindlmarket in Chicago is the largest open-air Christmas festival in the city, celebrating the holidays with a German and European-inspired tradition. Taking place every year in the Daley Plaza in downtown Chicago, you can find gifts, food, and treats at the holiday village. The market, which is small enough to get through in one trip, is a festive, warm place to bring friends and family during the holiday season.
Traveling to the Christkindlmarket
Location: 50 W. Washington Street (Daley Plaza)
Public Transportation: Downtown Chicago is always dense with traffic, but you can expect a lot more congestion during the holidays. Your public transportation options include:
- Chicago Transit Authority (CTA): The CTA has multiple stops throughout the city. Use the CTA’s Trip Planner to map out your trip to the Christkindlmarket.
- Metra: If you’re coming from the suburbs and don’t want to drive, the Metra is your best bet for getting to the city.
Parking: Parking during the Christkindlmarket requires some planning beforehand. You may want to find and reserve parking in advance to ensure you’ll have affordable parking.
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Christkindlmarket Chicago: The official Christkindmarket website is loaded with useful information, like event and vendor details, dates and times, and where to find parking.
Christkindlmarket Chicago – 3 Tips You Need To Know: This blog post offers tips for attending the Christkindlmarket, as well as provides some helpful parking information.
Christkindlmarket Parking: Find and reserve affordable, convenient parking with parking reservation service SpotHero.
Christkindl Market, Rediscovered: Check out this Tribune article which features interesting Christkindlmarket facts and trivia.
How to Find Parking in Downtown Chicago: Christkindlmarket takes place in the Loop (downtown Chicag0). Learn more about parking in the Loop.