This Famous Christkindl Market is Coming to Wisconsin This Year And You Don’t Want To Miss It

For more than 20 years, the Christkindl Market down in Chicago has been one of the premier German heritage events. Held every winter in Daley Plaza, the recreation of the outdoor Christmas markets you’ll find in Germany and across Europe has drawn folks from Wisconsin to visit and experience this unique holiday market. But now, Wisconsinites won’t have to coordinate travel by train or car and push their way through crowds of Illinoisans to experience and enjoy this really amazing bit of German culture. The same folks that put on that spectacular display have created a satellite location taking place right here in Milwaukee next to the city’s new Fiserv Forum arena. Opening on November 17 and staying open every night through New Year’s Eve, the market promises to be everything you loved about the Chicago version but much closer to home.

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The Milwaukee Christkindl Market runs from November 17 through December 31, 2018. They’re open daily Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Special hours on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The market is closed on Christmas Day. You can learn more about this German-style Christmas market on their website. And get the most up-to-date information on their Facebook page.

If an indoor market is more your idea of a good time, make sure to check out the Christmas Market at the Osthoff in Elkhart Lake.