COOL CHICAGO: Christkindlmarket
Summary: European-style open-air Christmas-themed winter market in downtown Chicago
Neighborhood: The Loop
Address: 50 W. Washington St. (Daley Plaza)
Best for: Families, those in the Christmas spirit
If you’re in the Windy City this holiday season, consider stopping by Christkindlmarket, a free open-air event in downtown Chicago.
The festival features giant Christmas trees, life-size nativity scenes, lots of German food like bratwurst and pancakes, and vendors selling their hand-made wares. My favorite are the Christmas tree ornament shops, which sell Chicago-themed bulbs, including one shaped like the Bean. I must purchase one of those for my own tree.
Christkindlmarket runs every day through December 24.