Christkindlmarket in Chicago


I was lucky enough to be able to spend some time with friends in Chicago this holiday season. One of the things that was on our must do list was the Christkindlmarket. We were expecting a great market filled with german food, handmade goods and of course Glühwein (mulled wine). We were so excited and then we got there…

There was so many people you could barely stand let alone try to get anywhere. There was no real way to determine where a line started and what it was even going to. So finally we just got some mulled wine, drank it by the exit and left. Feeling a little defeated by pushy people and not really being able to enjoy our experience, we went on to our next stop.

We said if we did ever go again it would be early in the day and early in the season, and then maybe we can actually enjoy the market.