Travelers seeking a memorable holiday experience are invited to the first Christkindl Markt in Grand Rapids, Michigan, from Nov. 17 to Dec. 23.

The Downtown Market will undergo a remarkable transformation into West Michigan’s largest European Christmas village for 26 days and nights, where every corner will be adorned with festive cheer. 

Visitors can delight in the spirit of the season by shopping from more than 30 artisan and food vendors, enjoying live entertainment and participating in family-friendly activities, all underneath the holiday lights.

This inaugural event brings the international charm of European Christmas markets to Grand Rapids with classic offerings such as Glühwein (German mulled wine), culinary specialties, private chalet rentals, curling lessons and, of course, visits from Santa Claus. Christkindl Markt is a must-visit destination for all ages this winter.