The annual Christkindlmarket celebration in Chicago is moving online this year.

Christkindlmarket in downtown Chicago is transitioning to an online format this year out of concern for guests' safety, site organizers have announced.

The annual German-style market, traditionally held at the Daley Plaza, has been hosted by German American Events, LLC, since 1996 and is known for its selection of international food, beverages, handcrafted gifts and other items, as well as the traditional souvenir mug.

In a statement on its website, the market announced that this year's "Home for the Holidays" version of the event will run from Nov. 1 through Dec. 31 and include an online marketplace, activities and family-friendly events.

In the meantime, site visitors can pre-order Christkindlmarket boxes, which contain treats such as chocolates, German snacks, candles and ornaments.

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