Yesterday was our first visit ever to the annual Christkindlmarket in Daley plaza. A true German market, and the largest holiday market in the US, you'll find everything from handcrafted ornaments to roasted nuts to glass and ceramic steins (and a lot of non-German stuff in between). We happily grabbed a brat with sauerkraut ($5.50) and spiced wine served in a ceramic holiday boot ($7) before checking out all the stuff for sale. Surprisingly, the crowds weren't so bad, which makes us think we might actually make it back before Christmas Eve, the market's last day.
The market is free and open to all during these hours:
November 24 to December 23
Mondays - Thursdays 11 am to 8 pm
Friday-Saturday 11 am to 9 pm
Sunday 11 am to 8pm
Christmas Eve, December 24, 11 am to 4 pm - only