CHICAGO (CBS)– Strong winds in Chicago have caused Christkindlmarket in Daley Plaza to close for the entire day on Wednesday.
Wind gusts of up to 60 mph have been blowing through the Chicago area throughout the day, prompting the famed German-themed holiday market to shut down.
*The Christkindlmarket Wrigleyville at Gallagher Way will be closed on Wednesday, November 27th due to high winds. Our top priority is the safety and security of our visitors. We expect to be open on Thursday, November 28th from 11am-4pm. Happy Thanksgiving!*
— Christkindlmarket (@TheChristkindl) November 27, 2019
Christkindlmarket organizers originally hoped to open around 4 p.m., but later said the market would be closed all day, and reopen at 11 a.m. Thursday.
Organizers also said the Christkindlmarket at Gallagher Way outside Wrigley Field would be closed all day Wednesday. Christkindlmarket has operated a Wrigleyville location since 2017.