For the first time ever, the Christkindlmarket is coming to Aurora! The beauty and wonder of this vibrant holiday tradition is returning to the suburbs with a convenient location across the street from the Aurora BNSF Metra Train Station. That is less than a 15-minute walk from the heart of Downtown Aurora. Whether you have visited one of the other locations in prior years or this is your first time coming out, the experience is definitely one to remember.
About the Christkindlmarket
The Christkindlmarket Chicago, hosted by German American Events, LLC, is the most authentic traditional holiday market of its kind outside of Europe, offering a unique shopping experience, family-friendly events & intercultural activities. The current Chriskindlmarket was inspired by the 16th century Christkindelsmarkt in Nuremberg, Germany, one of the first outdoor markets of its kind. Indeed, it draws on cherished German and European tradition to deliver a unique experience offering high-quality vendors, delicious food options, family-friendly entertainment and an opportunity to make exciting new memories.
Aurora Event Details
The Christkindlmarket event is located at RiverEdge Park, 360 N. Broadway, Aurora, IL 60505
The 2022 operating dates are as follows:
November 18 – December 24
- Thursdays: 11am – 7pm
- Fridays & Saturdays: 11am – 9pm
- Sundays: 11am – 6pm
**Special Opening Hours:
- Monday (Dec 19) through Wednesday (Dec 21): 11am – 7pm
- Thanksgiving (Nov 24): 11am-4pm
- Christmas Eve (Dec 24): 11am – 4pm
Parking and Transportation
Aurora is easily accessible driving in from the surrounding suburbs or the City of Chicago. Once in town, there are ample parking options in the area. Explore the parking opportunities at https://auroradowntown.org/about/parking/. As an added bonus, Invest Aurora is partnering with Aurora Downtown to sponsor a trolley that will transport market goers to a number of stops throughout the Downtown, connecting them to local dining, entertainment and retail shopping options. This will provide visitors the chance to not only enjoy the market, but to discover the wonderful sights and opportunities of Downtown Aurora.
Be sure to visit the Christkindlmarket in Aurora this holiday season! It will surely be one of your most treasured memories. The event is special for so many reasons:
- It is the only suburban market location in 2022!
- The family-friendly design makes it a perfect outing for all ages
- You’ll find over 30 international and local vendors, including many Chicago staple vendors (such as Frank’s Ornament House)
- The warming tent provides comfort, even on chilly days
- Live entertainment and special events for extra special memories
For additional information about the event, feel free to reach out to Invest Aurora at 630-256-3160 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get your event map here: https://www.christkindlmarket.com/aurora-market-map-vendors/