Welcoming over 208,000 visitors last year, Naper Settlement is proud to host the sole suburban location of the beloved outdoor German market, Christkindlmarket Naperville! The market is the perfect place for visitors to stroll the beautiful museum grounds, and shop, eat and drink at a variety of German and European vendors.
We have a booth! Stop by Naper Settlement's booth (#6) to purchase delicious hot cider, cider gift sets or money-saving coupon books!
Parking: Check out our weekend and weekday maps, as well as the addresses of nearby parking lots.
Christkindlmarket Naperville hours:
Thursdays-Sundays, November 24-December 17:
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-Thursday, December 18-21: 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday-Saturday, December 22 & 23: 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Sunday, December 24 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: Free (Dogs Are Prohibited - Except Service Dogs)
Learn more about The Christkindlmarket.
Victorian Holiday Traditions - SOLD OUT
Sunday, December 3, 3–5 p.m.
Celebrate the season while learning about Victorian holiday traditions such as Christmas trees and ornaments, peppermint pigs and the Christmas pickle! Enjoy an informative presentation in our historic 1840s Meeting House followed by a guided tour of the Martin Mitchell Mansion, decorated in traditional Victorian splendor. Be prepared to walk outdoors to the Mansion. Reservations are required. For ages teen to adult.
This event is sold out. No registration at the door.
History Speaks Lecture Series: An Old-Fashioned Christmas
Sunday, December 10, 4-5 p.m.
Historian and author Rochelle Pennington invites audiences to take a nostalgic glance back to bygone Christmases between 1930 and 1960 when holiday feasts were prepared from canned jars and holiday shopping began with a Sears & Roebuck catalog. Pennington’s program, filled with humor and historic trivia, will also feature items from her antique toy collection.