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at DANK Haus German American Cultural Center

The DANK Haus is always full of programming that contributes to our mission as the cultural hub for German Americans in Chicago.

Our Stammtisch Open Haus, a social evening to connect those with an interest in German Chicago, is held the third Friday of every month. Other events include monthly Kulturküche cooking classes, concerts and exhibits in our Fine Arts series, and special Cultural Events that bring the traditions of Germany to America.

On these pages you will find a sampling of our recurring and upcoming events. Subscribe to our event list for the most up to date information! Also, be sure to read and understand our cancellation and refund policy should it be needed.

For more information on other exciting German functions in Chicago, we encourage you to visit the German Day site.

Upcoming events

    • Saturday, December 14, 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Marunde Ballroom - DANK Haus 4740 N. Western Ave., Chicago Illinois 60625

    Come join us for a warm indoor Weihnachtsmarkt with German-inspired Christmas shopping, Glühwein, food, music and more!

    Our Weihnachtsmarkt (Christmas Market) takes place on Saturday, December 14th, 2019 from 11:00am to 6:00pm. We will have German food and drink for sale as you stroll through rows of festive stands. This is a great holiday event for families and children of all ages. Our Haus will be decorated in beautiful holiday splendor, a perfect back drop for your own cherished memories.

    Bring your youngest children for a special visit with Santa in our ballroom. Everyone can hop aboard and enjoy a horse drawn carriage ride through Lincoln Square for $8.00 per person. Space is limited, so book carriage ride tickets while you still can by clicking the "Registration" button to the left.

    Admission to the market will be a suggested $5 donation at the door. All proceeds from the event will support cultural programming at the DANK Haus.

    Doors Open - 11:00 AM with Shopping, Food & Drinks until 6:00 PM

    Visit Santa 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM

    Horse Drawn Carriage Rides 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Saint Nickolas 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

    Visit the DANK Haus at 4740 N. Western Ave. Chicago IL, located just one block west of the Western Brown Line for all of your Christmas cheer!

    • Friday, December 20, 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 11:30 PM

    Christmas - Stammtisch Open Haus

    Fri, Dec 20 | 7:30pm | 6th Floor Skyline Lounge

    Come celebrate Weihnachten with us!


    Come and join us as we celebrate Weihnachten! Cozy up beside the Christmas Tree with Glühwein, cookies and cakes and sing along with Christmas songs. We encourage guests to bring a wrapped gift for our gift exchange. 

    This event is open to the public and everyone is welcome to attend.

    Free parking at 5/3 Bank after 6:00 PM located at Western and Gunnison

    • Saturday, February 22, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM


    February 22, 2020

    7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

    5th Floor Ballroom

    Karneval 2020 is our first ever annual gala and fundraiser to benefit the DANK Haus.

    Enjoy Karneval with all your friends and support the DANK Haus at the same time! You are invited to join in this German holiday tradition of celebration and the "5th Season"! Come dressed to impress and enjoy a night of dancing, food, entertainment and all around fun! We will also have an opportunity for you to support the DANK Haus and our vision for the future by bidding on items in our silent and live auction. All of the proceeds will go to help modernize our classrooms, repair our building and fund more arts and cultural programming at the DANK Haus.

    We need your support! Individual tickets are available for purchase online. If you or your company wish to sponsor the event or purchase group tickets, please contact us at karneval@dankhaus.com for details on how you can get involved.

    Buy your tickets now as prices will go up as we get closer to the event!

    It's going to be a night of memories, fun and gratitude for all. We are looking forward to celebrating with you Karneval style. Danke for your support! Helau!


    $75 per person / $125 per couple.

    Early Bird (Before January 15th):

    $60 per person / $90 per couple

    Black Friday (Before December 3rd):

    $50 per person / $80 per couple.

German American Cultural Center
4740 North Western Avenue 
Chicago, IL 60625

Connect with us

Office: +1 (773) 561-9181
Email: Dank@Dankhaus.com

DANK Haus German American Cultural Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
DANK Haus German American Cultural Center does not discriminate based on race, color, sexuality, national origin, sex, disability or age.
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