4th Annual Christkindlmarket Preview Event

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Join us for a night of food, music, fun and holiday spirit and enjoy the Christkindlmarket Chicago before it officially opens to the public at this exclusive Preview Event! 

Stroll over to the market and be the first to get your hands on the 2018 souvenir mug, be part of the opening ceremony presented by the Christkind, meet and mingle with all of the vendors, and get a head start to pick from the unique gift wares.

Choose from two unique package experiences: VIP and General Admission!

Date: Thursday, November 15, 2018

Time: 5:00pm - 8:30pm

Venue: Christkindlmarket Chicago
Daley Plaza
50 W Washington Street
Chicago, IL 60602

Cost:
View the "Ticket Packages" tab for more information.
$60 General Admission
$140 VIP
$25 Kid's

A limited number of VIP tickets are available. Purchase your tickets now before they sell out!

Detailed Schedule:

5:00pm

     

Doors open with roaming entertainment

6:00pm

Opening Ceremony with prologue by the Christkind

6:30pm

VIP dinner begins with exclusive entertainment in the Timber Haus
General Admission guests can roam the market and visit the Festival Tent


Purchase your tickets now before they sell out!

By attending this event, you agree to allow photos and/or video of you to be taken and used in GACC Midwest’s and German American Events' marketing collateral, including but not limited to our website and other digital channels.

 

 

Select one of two unique ticket packages!

VIP or General Admission


Be one of the first to roam the Christkindlmarket without the hustle and bustle! Purchase your tickets now!

A limited number of VIP tickets are available - Purchase your VIP access now before they sell out!

General Admission Pricing:

$40 -- Early Bird (until 10/15 at 11:30pm)

$60 -- Full Price

$40 -- Member Price
Contact us for the promo code

VIP Pricing: 

$125 -- Early Bird (until 10/15 @11:30pm)

$140 -- Full Price

$125 -- Member Price
Contact us for the promo code

Included in GA Package:

Have access to the Festival Tent including an all new tea lounge featuring teas from TeaGschwendner teas

Included in VIP Package:

Be the first to experience the heated and cozy Grand Timber Haus in 2018 and have access to the Festival Tent including an all new tea lounge featuring TeaGschwendner teas

Be one of the first to receive the collectible 2018 Christkindlmarket Chicago Souvenir Mug!

Be one of the first to receive the collectible 2018 Christkindlmarket Chicago Souvenir Mug!

Receive one entrée, one dessert, and two drink coupons valid at all food and drink vendors

Be served a wonderful sit-down meal and be wined and dined at the intimate Stammtisch tables

Have the opportunity to take a photo with the Christkind

Have the opportunity to take a photo with the Christkind

Additional food and drink items can be purchased throughout the evening

Receive a welcome cocktail for a toast and have access to an open beer & wine bar including German imported beer provided by Bitburger and Köstrizer

Get into the holiday spirit with roaming entertainment

Be regaled by hand-selected entertainment in the Timber Haus and get into the holiday spirit with roaming entertainment

Have access to the Christkindlmarket before it officially opens to the public

Have access to the Christkindlmarket before it officially opens to the public

Receive a specialty dessert created by one of Chicago's top pastry chefs from Sable Kitchen & Bar

Receive a special gift featuring items from our vendors and partners


For guests with families, we also offer a special Kid's package, for children between the ages of 5-10 years, which includes all of the following for $25:

  • One entrée
  • One non-alcoholic drink coupon
  • One 2018 Snowman Souvenir Mug

Note: Children 4 and under are free; children 11 and above must purchase a full-price adult General Admission or VIP ticket.

 Purchase your tickets now before they sell out! 

Maximum Brand Exposure for Your Business

  • Align your brand with the very best in the German-American business community
  • Receive visibility and recognition as a proud sponsor of the 2018 'Twas the Night Before Christkindlmarket (opportunities for online, print, and live event)
  • Prime seating to entertain your clients, team, and family
  • Customized packages available to help you achieve your marketing goals

Please find below the available sponsorship opportunities or the downloadable sponsorship flyer on the right-hand side for more information.

Stage & VIP Sponsor | $5,000 |

  • Present your brand and connect with guests during the opening ceremony by becoming the official sponsor of the stage
  • Logo presence on full sized VIP photo backdrop
  • Logo presence on all pre-event marketing material (print & digital), as well as throughout the evening
  • Two (2) dinner seats with VIP Stammtisch Package 

Premium Stammtisch Sponsor | $3,500 |

  • Premium seating during presentation for eight (8)
  • Premium dinner seating & VIP Stammtisch Package for table of eight (8)
  • Prestige and enlarged logo presence on all pre-event marketing material (print & digital), as well as throughout the evening
  • Half page color advertisement in official event program
  • Speaking opportunity
  • Designated premium exhibit space to present your company’s marketing material 

Photography Sponsor | $3,500 |

Limited to one sponsor

  • Prime dinner seating and VIP Stammtisch Package with seating for two (2)
  • Logo placement on all photos that are texted directly to guests including a link to the online gallery and are also printed on-site
  • Logo presence in all pre-event marketing (print & digital) and for the duration of the event

 

 

 

 

Tea Lounge Sponsor | $3,000 |

  • Make an impression by being recognized as the Exclusive Sponsor of the Tea Lounge in the Festival Tent
  • Lounge will be listed as “Presented by <Your Company>” on all promotional materials
  • You may present marketing materials in the Tea Lounge area
  • Logo presence throughout the event on programs, screens, and table signage
  • Two (2) dinner seats with VIP Stammtisch Package

Stammtisch Sponsor | $3,000 |

  • Prime dinner seating and VIP Stammtisch Package for a table of eight (8)
  • Logo presence on all pre-event marketing material (print & digital), as well as throughout the evening 

Entertainment Sponsor | $2,000 | SOLD

  • Associate your company with entertaining our guests
  • Your company’s name will be announced by the entertainment during their performance
  • Logo presence throughout the event on programs, screens, and table signage
  • Two (2) dinner seats with VIP Stammtisch Package

Half Stammtisch Sponsor | $2,000 |

  • Prime dinner seating and VIP Stammtisch Package for a table of four (4)
  • Logo presence on all pre-event marketing material (print & digital), as well as throughout the evening 

Floral Sponsor | $1,000 |

  • Exclusive sponsor of the table decorations
  • Your logo will be integrated into table decorations
  • Distribute merchandising material to guests
  • Logo presence throughout the event on programs, screens, and table signage 

Guest Gift Sponsor | $1,000 |

  • Present your company to event guests by providing them with a special gift to take home

 

 

Program Sponsor | $750 |

  • Half page color advertisement in the official event program received by all guests

 

 

 

Your Idea Here!

Have a creative sponsorship idea you would like to propose?

Bring your idea to life - Contact us today!

Contact

Heather Broberg
Senior Manager, Membership Development & Engagement
Tel.: +1 (312) 585-8325
E-Mail: broberg(at)gaccmidwest.org

EVENT DETAILS

November 15, 2018
5:00pm - 8:30pm
Daley Plaza
Chicago, IL 

More information and registration coming soon!

Please contact Judit Ludwig-Jánosy if you are interested in the VIP Experience.