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The Boot Is Back For Christkindlmarket!

By Charli Renken

Christkindlmarket All Annual Mugs 2019

Long live the Christmas boot!

For those of you who live for collecting Christkindlmarket mugs, we come bearing good tidings: The German Christmas market just released the design for this year’s hot chocolate mug. The iconic boot returns for another year at Chicago’s most popular Christmas market.

The Chriskindlmarket, with locations in both Downtown Chicago and Wrigleyville, is a long-standing tradition in Chicago. Vendors sell a variety of handmade crafts like German cuckoo clocks, artisan soap, hand-carved wood statues and more. There’s also delicious German food and hot chocolate sold in limited edition mugs which, obviously, locals go nuts for.

Christkindlmarket Chicago Mug 2019
Photo courtesy of German American Events, LLC.

This year’s mug is white and decorated with distinct scenes of each individual market. The inside of the mug varies in color which represents the German flag and three different market locations; black for Chicago, red for Wrigleyville, and yellow for our neighbors in Milwaukee.

Not to worry if the boot just isn’t your aesthetic; there’s an adorable penguin-shaped mug too! The Kinder Family has grown an additional member with Peppermint Penguin. He’s perfect for holding hot chocolate for the littlest in your household.

Christkindlmarket Penguin Mug 2019
Photo courtesy of German American Events, LLC.

All mugs will be available to purchase at all Christkindlmarket locations, however, if you want more than one location mug, you’ll have to buy the set of three for $20. Individual mugs will only be available at each respective city for as long supplies last. The option for hot chocolate served in your new mug is available at all locations.

Get a head start on your Christmas shopping this year! The market opens in mid-Nov and closes late Dec.

Dates: Nov 15 – Dec 24 Downtown and Nov 22 – Dec 31 in Wrigleyville

Downtown hours: Sun – Thurs: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m., Fri – Sat: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

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Wrigleyville hours: Mon – Thurs: 3 p.m. – 9 p.m., Fri – Sat: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m., Sun: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Downtown location: Daley Plaza, 50 W Washington St, Chicago, IL

Wrigleyville location: Gallagher Way,  3635 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 

Free admission.

More information.

Feature photo courtesy of German American Events, LLC.