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Daley Bicentennial Plaza

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337 E Randolph Dr, Chicago, IL 60602-1305
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were so disappointed with Christkindlmarket. It was one of the main reasons why we decided to visit Chicago in December. I realize it’s Chicago and there will be crowds, but this was ridiculous. The space was too small to handle that many people and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This time of year everyone goes here for the German Christmas market. It can be really frustrating if you don’t know what you’re in for, especially if you’re there on a weekend like I was. Having been warned ahead of time by a friend, I...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 15, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I were very excited to visit the German market, but as soon as we arrived we knew things were going to get hectic. OMG...it was so full...we couldnt even walk by the food our souvenir shops at lunchtime saturday. It was a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

I was so excited to get to Chicago & visit the Christkindlmarket, however to my disappointment it was so crowded you could barely move. We couldn’t get near a stand & all of the lines for food were so long we didn’t even bother. I...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AllissaQ
Reviewed November 25, 2018

Have attended other cities Christkindlmarkets so I was so excited to go to Chicago's. Boy, it was such a disappointment. It is crammed into such a small space that the area you walk in is too small to accommodate the crowds. We couldn't get near...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 18, 2018 via mobile

If you are downtown during the holidays, make a detour in the evening to visit the market. Yes, it will be packed with people but that’s part of the enjoyment. Lovely German crafts reminiscent of the ones found at European markets. Most are authentic and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 6, 2018

On my first visit here at the Daley Plaza it was packed with people at the start of the Chicago 5km race and what was noticeable on this large plaza were the lovely fountains and the amazing example of public art.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DavidMay1945
Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

While walking through downtown Chicago, we stumbled onto Food Truck Friday at Daley Plaza. There were about a dozen food trucks offering everything from oriental Mexican fusion to American comfort food. We opted for the Happy Lobster sliders and they were delicious. We found a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed February 17, 2018 via mobile

Me and my daughter spontaneously decided to visit Chicago so we could finally see the Christkindlmarket! Bucket list item checked off! Don't forget to try the mulled spiced wine in their special wine cup and keep it for a souvenir. Also tried the pretzels and...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed January 15, 2018

We went to Daley Plaza the week before Christmas on a weeknight and it was jammed with people at the Christkindlmarket. After first wading through a surrounding ring of panhandlers (nothing like Christmas guilt!), we enjoyed various treats on a frosty evening. We are vegetarian...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Christina F
December 1, 2018|
Response from Trussoni | Reviewed this property |
Approximately 1 mile down Randolph is Au Cheval. Named best hamburger in US and it lives up to its reputation. You will wait for a table but there’s a few bar/breweries you can enjoy a beverage in while you wait for an... More