Hi everyone! Holiday shopping is in full force and whether you’re shopping for your parents, significant other, BFF, or office secret santa, the city of Chicago has several holiday shopping opportunities for you to find something special and unique for everyone on your list, and maybe even take something home for yourself!
Last week kicked off the 18th annual Christkindlmarket Chicago, this has become a Chicago institution and is a can’t miss holiday event! The Christkindlmarket Chicago is inspired by the Christkindlesmarkt that is put together and celebrated across towns in Germany. This is the largest open-air Christmas market in Chicago and is one of the most popular winter attractions in the heart of the city. With traditional German food, drinks, and vendors this is a truly unique holiday shopping experience.
Not only has it become a Chicago tradition, but it has also become one of the holiday highlights for DCT and I as we’ve gone every year together since we’ve been dating – and will definitely be spending an evening there this year as well!
I really enjoy the market as having spent past Christmases in Germany, it feels like a little piece of the traditions my family experienced there have made their way to Chicago with me Though I will have to confess experiencing a Christkindlesmarkt in Germany definitely wins over the one in Chicago, but it’s still fun nonetheless!
So if you’re looking for something to get you in the holiday spirit this weekend in Chicago stop by the Christkindlmarket! It’s located right in Daley Plaza and is just steps away from all the shopping on State St. The market is open from 11am-9pm on Saturday (and Friday) and 11am-8pm on Sunday (and Mon-Thur), admission is FREE so you really have no excuse to not take a walk through. And I promise you won’t regret it!
Have a wonderful weekend! Thanks for reading!
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