Though it won’t open up until the middle of November,Chriskindlemarket is already being setup in downtown Chicago near business apartments and corporate housing in The Loop. The yearly holiday tradition will continue this year at Daley Plaza in Chicago. Marketgoers will get to enjoy mulled wine,snacks and German shopping.
The 23rd Annual Chriskindlemarket,put together by the German Society of America,aims to honor the traditional markets of 1500s Nuremburg,Germany. Every year since 1996,attendees from all over the world have descended on downtown Chicago for the annual event dedicated to bridging the divide between current American culture and traditional European culture. The original Chriskindlemarkt in Nuremburg,Germany was an annual holiday celebration that served many of the same food and drink as the current day one,and also provided residents with a very entertaining time.
For food lovers,there will be plenty of options to choose from this year. Traditional sausages and kraut will be available alongside German pretzels. If you get thirsty,don’t worry – you’ll be covered too. For the alcohol lovers,mulled wine is a huge hit and one of the main draws for people every year. For non-drinkers,hot cocoa is served in the same collectable mugs as the mulled wine and is a sweet treat perfect for a snowy Chicago evening.
Ask any Chicagoan and they’ll agree – downtown Chicago just woudln’t be the same without Chriskindlemarket every year. Because of this,the group decided to create two new locations. In 2016 and 2017,the operators of Chriskindlemarket opened two locations in Chicago’s Wrigleyville neighborhood. And this year,Chriskindlemarket will be opening a new location in Milwaukee. Lovers of mulled wine and German food that live in Wisconsin will no longer have to drive all the way to Chicago every winter to enjoy the wonders of Chriskindlemarket.