Daley Plaza, located at W Washington Street between N Clark St and N Dearborn St, transforms into a typical German Christmas market, called Christkindlmarket.
At the Plaza, visitors will find Chicago’s iconic Picasso sculpture surrounded by red and white crested huts glowing with warmth and overflowing with curios. Nutcrackers, cuckoo-clocks, beer steins, European chocolates, toys, jewelry, clothing and a wide variety of holiday ornaments are just a few of the items for sale from more than 50 vendor booths.
Besides chocolate and all the other fantastic sweets, here are some German food specialties you should not miss: Bratwurst (imported from Germany) and Gluehwein (heated red wine with Christmas spices). If you don’t like wine, they have beer as well.
Location: Daley Plaza
Thursday, November 24, 2011 through December 24, 2011
Opens daily 11a.m.; Closing hours Sunday through Thursday 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 9 p.m. (Closes at 4 p.m. on November 25th and December 24th)