Christkindlmarket in Chicago

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Nov 19th, 2017, 03:14 PM
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Christkindlmarket in Chicago

Has anyone been to this market? Is it authentic or mostly junk?
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Nov 19th, 2017, 03:22 PM
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I used to frequent the market when I lived in Chicago, and it's one of the highlights of the season for me. There is a mix of authentic items from Europe, some local handicrafts, as well as the cheap stuff. The food is more American-influenced Central European food than what you find on the continent.
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Nov 19th, 2017, 06:58 PM
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We've gone a few times, but I haven't bought anything. I think they do have some nice things.

I've seen kindereggs there.

We've gone on the weekend and it has always been very crowded.

Weekdays might be just as bad because of the people who work in the loop.
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Nov 19th, 2017, 07:14 PM
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Not junk, worth a look if you’re in the Loop.
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Nov 20th, 2017, 06:31 AM
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It is about as chose as you can get to a true European market. Crowded most of the time but a fun experience.
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Nov 20th, 2017, 07:51 AM
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For the same stuff with a much smaller crowd, go to the one in Naperville.
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Nov 20th, 2017, 09:53 AM
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It is as authentic as can be. Most of the vendors are from Germany/EU. Many of the food vendors have authentic fare too.
It is always crowded, but fun and puts me in a Christmas mood. I saw that they have two new outposts, Naperville and near Wrigley Field. The Gluhwein mugs are fun to collect! Enjoy.
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Nov 20th, 2017, 11:03 PM
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Thanks everyone for the replies! I’m excited to hear that it’s a good market! I will be staying on Wacker Drive so the original market location is convenient.
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Dec 18th, 2017, 05:19 AM
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I think it is pretty nice, but I like Chicago a lot anyways - so maybe I'm the wrong person to answer
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