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Christkindlmarket Chicago 2022: Everything you need to know

The beloved holiday tradition is returning this winter, with markets in Daley Plaza and Wrigleyville.

Zach Long
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Zach Long
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Yes, the windows at Macy's are festive and the ZooLights are beautiful, but we'd argue that the most beloved holiday tradition in Chicago is the annual Christkindlmarket. The German-inspired village filled with vendors selling food, beverages and gifts returns in 2021 after taking a year off—and you'll be able to visit the original location in Daley Plaza or a Wrigleyville location at Gallagher Way, the plaza by Wrigley Field.

Ready to sip glühwein, devour some schnitzel and shop for ornaments? Here's everything you need to know about Christkindlmarket Chicago.

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When is Christkindlmarket Chicago?

Both the Daley Plaza and Wrigleyville editions of Christkindlmarket open on September 19. The Daley Plaza market will remain open through December 24, while the Wrigleyville market will remain open through December 31. Both markets are open seven days a week, through hours vary.

Where is Christkindlmarket Chicago?

The Christkindlmarket in the Loop will take up residence in its usual location in Daley Plaza, while the Wrigleyville edition will take over a portion of Gallagher Way, the plaza adjacent to Wrigley Field on Clark Street.

How much does Christkindlmarket Chicago cost?

Admission to both Christkindlmarkets is free and prices for food, beverages and gifts vary based on the vendor and location.

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