The Christkindlmarket Naperville provides space for a vast array of vendors from Germany, other parts of Europe and around the world to showcase their products. Traditional wooden huts will be filled with a wonderland of one-of-a-kind gifts including hand-made holiday ornaments, woodcarvings, and seasonal wares harkening back to the original Christkindlesmarkt in Nuremburg, Germany which began in 1545. The air at the Christkindlmarket Naperville at Naper Settlement will fill the senses with aromas of German delicacies such as sausages and potato pancakes and sweet treats like Stollen, strudel and roasted nuts that are sure to delight visitors of all ages.
The Christkindlmarket Naperville will boast a large festival tent for additional seating and entertainment. Visitors can sit, toast and enjoy refreshing imported German beers or warm up with a cup of Glühwein (hot spiced wine) served in a unique collectable souvenir mug. Visitors will be delighted by live performances as singers, dancers and musicians will spread the holiday cheer. The Christkind, a fairy-like being and namesake of the market, will visit every Sunday to welcome guests.
The Christkindlmarket Naperville hours:
Thursdays-Sundays, November 25-December 18
Thursdays: 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays: 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Sundays 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
The week of Christmas:
Monday-Friday, December 19-23: 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Saturday, December 24: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Dogs Are Prohibited - Except Service Dogs
The historic buildings will not be open for touring except for the Martin Mitchell Mansion on select days (see below).
Parking: Christkindlmarket Parking Maps:
Thursday and Friday Daytime
Weekend All Day and Weekday Evenings after 4:00 p.m.
Learn more about The Christkindlmarket.
Martin Mitchell Mansion Holiday Tours
November 26–December 18
Fridays & Saturdays: 3–7:30 p.m.,
Sundays: 1-4 p.m.
December 19-21: 3-7:30 p.m.
Tour the Martin Mitchell Mansion this holiday season to see it beautifully decorated in the Edwardian style of the 1910s. Listed on the National Register of Historic places, the Mansion is Naper Settlement’s premier showcase that will be adorned in holiday splendor with help from the Naperville Garden Club. A guided tour will be given of the first story of this historic treasure.
Tickets will be sold at the door for this event.
Packages, oversized bags, food, beverages and photography are not permitted inside the Martin Mitchell Mansion.
Santa @ the Settlement (ALL DATES HAVE BEEN SOLD OUT)
Saturdays, November 26, December 3 & 17, 9–11 a.m.
Get in the spirit this holiday season by visiting Santa and Mrs. Claus! Visitors will be able to enjoy the sugar and spice of decorating cookies in Mrs. Claus’ Bakery, preparing a magical treat to summon Santa’s reindeer in the Reindeer Food Factory, and crafting two ornaments in Santa’s Workshop. Be sure not to leave without leaving a letter for Santa, and gathering around Mrs. Claus for story time. Bring your cameras for photos with Santa!
Tickets: $15/person; $13/member
Children under 1 are free
Registration is required. Call 630.420.6010 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday to register.
Tickets for this program are non-refundable. Reservations are only for the date purchased.