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'Twas the Night Before Christkindlmarket - Preview Event 2017

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Christkindlmarket Chicago at Daley Plaza

50 West Washington Street

Chicago, IL 60602

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Kickoff the holiday season at “‘Twas the Night Before Christkindlmarket” preview party at the Christkindlmarket Chicago on November 16, 2017 from 5 to 9 PM.

This highly popular ticketed event grants you exclusive access to the market before it officially opens free to the public for the season.

Stroll over to the market and be the first to get your hands on the 2017 souvenir mug, be part of the opening ceremony presented by the Christkind, meet and mingle with all of the vendors, and get a head start to pick from the unique gift wares.

General Admission Guests

Pick from two ticket packages:

VIP guests will...

  • Be the first to experience the Grand Timber Haus.
  • Be wined and dined at the intimate Stammtisch tables.
  • Be served a three course sit down meal.
  • Have access to an open bar.
  • Be regaled by hand-selected entertainment.
  • Receive a special gift featuring items from our vendors and partners.

General Admission guests will...

  • Have access to the Festival Tent.
  • Receive one entree, one dessert, and two drink coupons valid at all food and drink vendors.
  • Additional food and drink items can be purchased throughout the evening.
  • Get into the holiday spirit with roaming entertainment.

For guests with families, we offer a special Kid's Package:

  • One entrée and one drink coupon.
  • One snowman souvenir mug.

Please Note: The Kid's Package is only valid for children 10 years of age or younger. (Children 0-4 years of age are free.) Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.

Event details:

  • 5:00 pm - Doors open with roaming entertainment
  • 6:15 pm - Opening Ceremony and prologue by the Christkind
  • 7:00 pm - VIP dinner begins with exclusive entertainment in the Timber Haus

A limited number of VIP tickets are available for purchase. Tickets are non-transferable and all ticket purchases are final at time of purchase. Buy your tickets TODAY before they sell out!

We look forward to celebrating the 22nd Annual Christkindlmarket Chicago with you at our 2017 Preview Event!

VIP Guests & Roaming Entertainment


Can I purchase a ticket if I don't have a PayPal account?

Yes! Once you arrive at the payment screen you will be asked to input your PayPal account information. You have two ticket purchasing options,

  1. Login and pay with your PayPal account
  2. Click on "Pay with Debit or Credit Card" to pay without using a PayPal account

Is there an age limit or ID requirements to enter the event?

This event is open to guests of all ages; however, all guests must be 21 years or older and have a valid ID with them if they want to enjoy any of the alcoholic beverages.

Children 4 years of age and younger are free and do not require a ticket. Any child between the ages of 5 and 10 qualify for the Kid's Package and must have a ticket to enter. Any child older than 10 years of age must have a VIP or General Admission ticket to enter.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

This event is located at Daley Plaza in Downtown Chicago and is easily accessible to visitors from all over, including arrival by car, train, bus, taxi, or foot. Parking details are listed below; however, for more information about how to get to the event, please visit the Christkindlmarket Directions Page.

Parking: Reserve your parking spot in advance with SpotHero! By reserving your parking spot in advance, you can save up to 50% more than if you purchase your parking spot when you arrive. Visit the SpotHero Website and search "Christkindlmarket Parking" to book your parking spot today!

Is my ticket transferrable? What is the refund policy?

Tickets are non-transferrable. All ticket purchases are final.

What if it rains? Will you refund my ticket?

This event will take place rain or shine. Tickets will be not be refunded under any circumstance.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

For further questions or information, please contact the events team via email at events@gaccmidwest.org or by phone at (312) 644-2662.

Where can I learn more about the Christkindlmarket?

Like the Christkindlmarket Chicago on Facebook!

Follow us on Twitter at @ChristmasCHI!

Check out our suburban location, Christkindlmarket Naperville!

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Christkindlmarket Chicago at Daley Plaza

50 West Washington Street

Chicago, IL 60602

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