America's Best Christmas Markets

Get into the holiday spirit at these European-style Christmas markets.

Christkindlmarket Chicago

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Weißwurst, Frankfurter, Nürnberg, Thüringer, Landjäger, and currywurst: just a few sausages among the 70-plus types of food you can sample at this Christmas market. And they aren’t the only authentic German items for sale. Cuckoo clocks from the Black Forest region, lace from Plauen, glass ornaments from Lauschaer, and wood carvings from the Erzgebirge are examples cited by Maren Biester, vice president of German American Services, Inc., which has organized the market for roughly two decades. 

What to Buy: Christkindlmarket Chicago’s Annual Mug, which bears the current year and a special design, cup color, and shape.

America's Best Christmas Markets

Christkindlmarket Chicago

Weißwurst, Frankfurter, Nürnberg, Thüringer, Landjäger, and currywurst: just a few sausages among the 70-plus types of food you can sample at this Christmas market. And they aren’t the only authentic German items for sale. Cuckoo clocks from the Black Forest region, lace from Plauen, glass ornaments from Lauschaer, and wood carvings from the Erzgebirge are examples cited by Maren Biester, vice president of German American Services, Inc., which has organized the market for roughly two decades. 

What to Buy: Christkindlmarket Chicago’s Annual Mug, which bears the current year and a special design, cup color, and shape.

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