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Bring the family for some holiday cheer to the Christkindlmarket November 16-December 24 in Chicago’s Dailey Plaza and stay at the nearby and affordable LaQuinta Inn & Suites in historic Hyde Park!

Each year, people from all over the world visit the Christkindlmarket. The outdoor market in the Chicago Loop has become so popular and loved by everyone that any Chicagoan will tell you that they could not imagine the city without it. The Christkindlmarket is no longer just a German tradition, it has become a Chicago institution. The unique shopping experience, typical German food and drinks, as well as diverse holiday entertainment make the Christkindlmarket Chicago a preferred and popular destination. Admission is always FREE!

Gift and specialty items include offerings from Bavarian Glass Road, Alpine heritage, Polish Hand Crafts, Toy Wonderland, Wildlife Ornaments, Himalayan Chai, Gift and Candle Palace, Irish Sisters Imports, Pop-up Vendor Booth, Wooden Treasures, Hoffmann Company, German Steins and Souvenirs, Black Forest Cuckoo Clocks, and a whole lot more!

Enjoy a large assortment of savory and sweet foods, drinks and candied treats. Visitors can smell the tempting aromas from the sausages, potato pancakes, Strudel, and many other delicacies throughout the market. Glühwein, a traditional German holiday market hot spiced wine, has been perfected to please the palate and warm the heart. This beverage is so special that it comes in a souvenir cup shaped like a boot, decorated with the market’s signature logo and year. German beer that will quench any thirst also flows from the vendors’ tap. The assortment of roasted nuts, sweet cakes and pastries, or German chocolates and candied goodies are sure to leave all sweet-toothed visitors satisfied.

The Christkindlmarket is located at Daley Plaza, 50 West Washington Street in the Loop. Enter at Washington, Clark and Dearborn Streets. Admission is free. For a full schedule of events, go online to and follow the prompts.

Make your family’s Christkindlmarket experience even more enjoyable by staying at the LaQuinta Inn & Suites, in Hyde Park. The hotel offers free shuttle bus service to and from the Loop area and is close to bus and train services. Enjoy the free breakfast. AND Jazz and seafood buffet (non-seafood items available) Friday nights.