Christkindlmarket Chicago

Christkindlmarket won't return to Wrigley this year, but ballpark will bring back skating, holiday events

Christkindlmarket won't return to Wrigley this year, but ballpark will bring back skating, holiday events

Construction at Wrigley Field will keep the newest outpost of Chicago’s Christkindlmarket from making a return trip to Wrigleyville this year. Instead, the annual German holiday market is heading north to Milwaukee.

Christkindlmarket organizer German American Events added a third location last year outside Wrigley Field, on the plaza that’s part of the Chicago Cubs owners’ redevelopment of the ballpark area. Chicago’s original Christkindlmarket, now on Daley Plaza, began 22 years ago, and there’s a second location in Naperville.

Work on Wrigley’s upper levels will require staging machinery on part of the plaza that would have hosted the market, but the construction won’t...

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