Everything you need to know about visiting Christkindl Market in downtown Kitchener.

On this page:

  1. Dates and times
  2. Location
  3. Parking and transit
  4. Washrooms
  5. Vendors
  6. Our partners

Dates and times

Join us for Christkindl Market 2023:

  • Thursday, December 7: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Friday, December 8: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 9: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 10: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Mark your calendar for these future Christkindl Market dates:

  • December 5 to 8, 2024
  • December 4 to 7, 2025
  • December 3 to 6, 2026


Visit Christkindl Market at Kitchener City Hall (200 King Street West).

Get directions

Parking and transit

However you get downtown, there are options available:


Hop off the ION at either the Kitchener City Hall or Victoria Park station for a quick walk. Central Station is a short walk away, as well.

GRT routes 7, 8, 20 and iXpress 204 stop within walking distance of City Hall and Carl Zehr Square.

Vehicle and bike parking

Parking is available in the City Hall parking garage, as well as other City of Kitchener parking garages or lots around Downtown Kitchener. Visit our parking locations page to find somewhere to park.

On Saturday, December 3, you can park for free in the City Hall parking garage or the Duke and Ontario parking garage.

Secure bike parking is available in the City Hall parking garage.

You can pay for parking in surface lots through the Passport Parking appDownload the app, available both on iOS & Android.

Plan your route

Check road closures on your route before coming downtown.

Bus parking and drop-off

Bus drop-off will be on Young Street at Duke Street.

Busses can park in the Bramm Street Yards parking lot (55 Bramm Street). Please send us an email to let us know when you plan to arrive.


There are public washrooms:

  • in Carl Zehr Square (College Street side)
  • inside Kitchener City Hall


Looking for Christkindl vendors? Check out our vendor listing and where you can eat or drink.

Our partners

We're thankful for the support of the Downtown Kitchener BIA and our presenting sponsor Heffner Lexus Toyota. Their support makes it possible to deliver an unforgettable Christkindl Market experience.

This year, we're excited to partner with Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest to bring lots of live entertainment to downtown Kitchener.

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