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German Christmas Markets USA & Canada- Enjoy the Holiday Magic!

German Christmas Markets USA & Canada- Enjoy the Holiday Magic!

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-Can’t make it to Germany this year? It turns out there are a few Christkindlmarkts or German Christmas Markets in America and Canada. These markets are a wonderful way to get into the Christmas spirit without the cost of plane fare, you just need a car, or heck, with the money you save, you can take a Limo! Find those treasures from Germany… the Smokers and Pyramids… glass ornaments… even those delicious foods like Gebrannte Mandeln and Wurstchen (Sugar Almonds and Sausages).

This list was compiled by my readers… If you have any to add, please put them in the comments below, and I will add them to the page. I want to keep this to German-Style Christmas Markets please. 

Also- Please double check the websites BEFORE you make a long drive! 

german christmas markets USA

 

Don’t forget to stop by our ONLINE Christmas Market Pages to find all the Christmas Magic without leaving home!

German Christmas Markets USA

Alabama

Cullman Christkindlmarkt Nov. 24 to Dec.23rd, 2023
Welcome to the Cullman Christkindlmarkt! This cherished tradition takes place in the heart of downtown Cullman and draws inspiration from Germany’s historic Christmas markets, infusing them with the welcoming spirit of southern hospitality. Much like the traditional German markets that have combined commerce and celebration for centuries, our market seamlessly blends tradition with unique Cullman character.
For more information-> Cullman Christkindlmarkt

Alaska

Rilke Schule German School Christkindlmarkt Dec. 9, 2023
The 2023 Christkindlmarkt is a one-of-a-kind German holiday market featuring handcrafted decorations and gifts imported directly from Germany, and hosted by parents and friends of Rilke Schule German School of Arts & Sciences. Local artisans, woodcrafters, clay artists, painters, and many more will host booths throughout the building. Live music, tasty treats, and warm beverages help create a true German market feel. We are very happy to be back in person at RILKE SCHULE!
For more information- Christkindlmarkt

California

Cambria

Cambria Christmas Market November 24- December 23, 2023
A Christmas Market is a street market centered around celebrating the holiday season. The history of Christmas Markets goes back to the Late Middle Ages! Markets originated in Europe but are now being held in many other countries. In many towns in Germany and Austria, the holiday season is opened with the traditional Christmas Market or “Weihnachtsmarkt”.Generally held near the town square, the market sells food, drink, and seasonal items from open-air stalls, accompanied by traditional singing and dancing.
More Information-Cambria Christmas Market

Huntington Beach

Old World Christmas Market– Various Events November & December 2023
Come & enjoy a German Christmas Market with German Food, Bratwurst, Arts & Crafts, Handmade Gifts, Gluehwein and Christmas Cookies at Old World Huntington Beach. Enjoy original European and German specialties like Bratwurst, Curry-Wurst, Potato pancakes, Lentil Soup, Goulash, original German Cookies and Pastries, hot chocolate, coffee and tea, Kinderpunch, German beer and wine, and the famous “Gluhwein” (red mulled wine). The popular food truck The Curry Wurst Truck will take care of some food specialties, and of course the Old World Restaurant. Take Photos with Santa Claus, Get Face Painting and craft a Christmas ornament for the Christmas tree, Enjoy German Food like Bratwurst, Goulash, Gluehwein, and more
More Information- Old World Christmas 

Mountain View-

German International School Holiday Market-   Dec. 9, 2023 
Can’t make it to Europe this year for the holidays? Miss the holiday traditions of your European homeland? Simply want to enjoy traditional German food and beverages or shop for unique, handmade items? Then come to the German International School of Silicon Valley’s German Holiday Market (Weihnachtsmarkt), at City Hall Plaza, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. The German Holiday Market recreates the festive atmosphere of the open-air winter markets found in villages throughout Austria, Germany and Switzerland
More Information- German International School Holiday Market

Oakland

East Bay Weihnachtsmarkt Dec 2, 2023
This year, the Altenheim will host the East Bay Weihnachtsmarkt. Join us from 1-7 PM for this iconic Weihnachtstradition. There will be live music, food and beverage. Admittance to the market is free, and food and beverage can be purchased using food/drink tickets. Ticket sales will fundraise for the Bay Area Kinderstube and East Bay German International School.
For more information East Bay Weihnachtsmarkt

Santa Monica

German American Club of Santa Monica Outdoor Christmas Market  November 19, 2023
Festmeister Hans, Shopping, German food, Cookie decorating, Full Bar, Music, and Santa
For more information- Christmas Market

Colorado

Denver

Denver Christkindl Market – Nov. 17- Dec. 23, 2023
Come enjoy the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of the Denver Christkindl Market
Closes at 4pm on Thanksgiving Day
Located at Skyline Park at 16th St. Mall and Arapahoe St.
More Information- Denver Christkindl Market

Georgetown

Georgetown Christmas Market December, 2023
Come enjoy appearances by St. Nicholas as well as carolers, dancers, and other entertainment. Adorned with lights, greenery and blanketed with snow, Georgetown has been a Christmas tradition for generations.
For More Information- Georgetown Christmas Market

Florida

Lake Worth Florida

American German Club Christkindlmarkt  Dec 9 & 10, 2023
The American-German Club of the Palm Beaches shares the Holiday cheer and excitement of an authentic German Outdoor Christmas market. Tickets required.
For more information American German Club Christkindlmarkt
Krampus Night! Dec 8, 2023

Orlando

Epcot Center International Yuletide Extravaganza Nov. 24- Dec 30, 2023
At Epcot Center, the German Pavilion enters into the spirit of things by taking on the traditional role of a German Christmas market, with authentic toys and gifts available including felt hats, cow bells, original Black Forest Cuckoo clocks, hand painted eggs, beer steins, and the famous Steiff stuffed teddy bears.
For more information- Epcot Center International Yuletide Extravaganza

Tampa

St Nicholas Day Celebration– Dec. 10, 2023
GERMAN AMERICAN FRIENDSHIP SOCIETY OF PINELLAS Christmas market, food, and St Nicholas celebration
For more information- St Nicholas Day Celebration

Georgia

Atlanta

Atlanta Christkindl Market Nov, 17-19, Nov 24- Dec 24, 2023
Let yourself be enchanted by the special outdoor atmosphere of the ATLANTA CHRISTKINDL MARKET – the city’s first and largest winter holiday festival at the Buckhead Village District.
Meet and mingle with your family & friends at the traditional German Christkindl Market. Come and enjoy authentic German food and beverages in a festive atmosphere. Also find great holiday gifts for your beloved ones.
for more information-Atlanta Christkindl Market

Helen

Christkindlmarkt -Nov 25 & 26, Dec 2 & 3, 2023
Experience the German Christmas tradtions with foods, music, entertainment, German specialties and more. Events take place in and around Helen, such as Unicoi State Park and the Mark Platz Band Shell. The market will be held on the first two weekends in December.
More Information- Chriskindlmarkt

Illinois

Belleville

Belleville ChristkindlMarkt  Weekends Nov. 24- Dec. 23, 2023
Modeled after the German Markets, and in particular the Nuremberg, Germany Christkindlmarkt, shoppers were treated to vendors from across the world, authentic German food and drink, as well as entertainment. For more information-Belleville ChristkindlMarkt

Carlinville

Carlinville Christmas Market Dec. 1, 2, & 3
Shopping on the historic Carlinville square, Arts, Crafts, Ice Sculptures, FREE sleigh rides, FREE Limo Bus rides, Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, Street Performers, Carolers, Demonstrations, Vendors inside, FREE parking, Excellent Holiday treats on the square, Three days of Family Holiday Fun!
More information-Carlinville Christmas

Chicago

Two Locations -More Information- Christkindlmarkt Chicago
Inspired by the Christkindlesmarkt in Nuremberg, Germany, which began in 1545, the Christkindlmarket Chicago brings a cherished German and European tradition with international flair and local charm to Chicago. Chicago’s largest open-air Christmas festival was first held on Pioneer Court in 1996.
Christkindlmarkt Chicago Daley Plaza  Nov. 17- Dec.24, 2023
Wrigleyville Nov 17 – Dec 31, 2023

DANK Haus Weihnactsmarkt Dec 9, 2023
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 10th, 2022 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. Admission to the market will be a suggested $5 donation at the door. All proceeds from the event will support cultural and educational programming at the DANK Haus.
For more infomation- DANK Haus

Peoria

Kristkindlmarkt November 18-19, 2023
Various Vendors will be showcasing various Arts, Crafts, Jewelry, Toys, Clothing, Collectables, Woodworking Items, Christmas Cards, Ornaments, House Hold Items, and Fashion Accessories Perfect for Gift Giving! Food and Beverages will be available for purchase, including Wiener Schnitzel, Bratwurst, Bavarian Pretzels, Glühwein, German Beer, Hot Chocolate and more!
more information- Kristkindlmarkt

Indiana

Carmel

Carmel Christkindlmarkt Nov. 18 -Dec.  24, 2023
The Carmel Christkindlmarkt is bringing the old world charm of Christmas in Germany to beautiful Carmel, Indiana. The Christmas market tradition stretches back to Saxony, Germany during the middles ages. Over the centuries, the joys of the traditional Christmas markets spread from town to town, and around the world!
For more information-Carmel Christkindlmarkt

Ferdinand

Ferdinand Christkindlmarkt–  Nov 17- 19, 2023
In Germany, Christmas wares and gifts are sold in the festival-style setting of Christkindlmarkt.  The custom began in the 14th century and continues today in the charming “Bavarian” village of Ferdinand, Indiana, the only town in the world named after Ferdinand I of Austria.  The Ferdinand Christkindlmarkt, held the third full weekend in November annually, features over 200 lavishly decorated booths spilling over with quality hand-created items, antiques, art, Christmas wares, delicious regional food and wine, live entertainment, free concerts, free tours and so much more.
more information-Ferdinand Christkindlmarkt

Indianapolis

Indianapolis Christkindlmarkt Nov.24- Dec. 17, 2023
Experience an authentic winter market with traditional vendor huts featuring holiday wares and local handicrafts. You’ll also enjoy German food, live entertainment, and new holiday celebrations from around the globe, including Krampusnacht, Sankt Nikolaus Fest, Hanukkah, Las Posadas, and Kwanzaa! It’s a feast for your senses.
For more information- Indianapolis Christkindlmarkt

LaPorte

LaPorte Christkindlmarkt  Nov. 22, 24, 5, 2023
Millions of people enjoy Germany’s Christmas markets each year at a variety of locations. Bethany Lutheran Church with the help of some great friends is bringing a taste of this tradition to LaPorte.
For more information-LaPorte Christkindlmarkt

Iowa

Des Moines

Christkindlmarkt Des Moines  November 30- Dec 3, 2023
Featuring food, crafts, entertainment and children’s activities in the Kinder Korner this Christmas market seeks to not only entertain, but also educate the community about European customs.
For More Information – Christkindlmarkt Des Moines

German American Heritage Center and Museum Weihnachtsmarkt Dec 9, 2023
We are excited to bring back our annual Weihnachtsmarkt craft fair for the first time since 2019! Local vendors will gather at the GAHC just in time for last minute gifts, stocking stuffers, and much much more. A wide variety of crafts, goodies, and everything in between will be available. Admission is FREE all day. The craft fair will be held Saturday, December 10th from 10AM- 2PM. Shop small and support local this season 💛
For more information- GAHC Weihnachtsmarkt

Louisiana

New Orleans

Deutsches Haus Christmas Market Dec 1-3, 2023
In the tradition of German seasonal markets, there will be booths for Christmas shopping and treats,
For more information Deutsches Haus Christmas Market

Maryland

Baltimore-

The Christmas Village in Baltimore–   Nov. 18- Dec. 23, 2023
The village will offer many traditional and some new features this year including a 65ft Ferris wheel, live performances, delicious food and drink vendors, photos with Santa, and over 50 local and international vendors offering toys, apparel, jewelry, decorations, home decor, artwork and so much more. This event is perfect to bring the whole family (including the pet dog) to!
More Information- Christmas Village in Baltimore

Christkindlmarkt in the Zion Church – Nov. 25-26, 2023
This annual event at the Zion Church in the heart of Baltimore features German food, imported holiday goodies such as Stollen, Lebkuchen, Marzipan, and Advent calendars, local craft items and more.
For more information- Christkindlmarkt in the Zion Church

Massachusets

BSV Weihnachtsmarkt – Christmas Market  Dec 2, 2023
Join us for the BSV Weihnachtsmarkt! Just like in Germany, we will have our Weihnachtsmarkt (Christmas Market) outside, under the pavilion. Vendors will be around the pavilion offering traditional Weihnachtsmarkt fare, such as roasted chestnuts and hearty snacks. You can do some of your Christmas shopping at the various vendors, offering artisan crafts and goods.
For more information-BSV Weihnachtsmarkt – Christmas Market

Michigan

Frankenmuth

Frankenmuth Christkindlmarkt November 24th-26th December 1st-3rd December 8th-10th, 2023

Our traditional European-style Christmas market featuring many new vendors.
For more information-Frankenmuth Christkindlmarkt

Holland

Holiday Kerstmart  (Dutch, not German, but similar) Nov 18- Dec 16, 2023
Enjoy a bit of the Netherlands at a European-style, open-air holiday market in Holland, MI! Shop for unique gifts, enjoy authentic Dutch food, watch the fabulous Parade of Lights and sneak a peek at Sinterklaas! Sixteen vendors are housed in historically crafted booths, offering greenery, home decor, jewelry, fur and wool items, toys, pet gifts, pottery, artistic items, holiday cookies, candies, Dutch food and more!
More Information-Holiday Kerstmart

Rochester

Rochester Kris Kringle Market Dec 1-2, 2023
The Downtown Rochester Kris Kringle Market was inspired by the 700-year old tradition of the open-air Christmas markets throughout Europe. The event will feature one-of-a-kind shopping, specialty foods, fresh greens & wreaths and handcrafted gifts for the holiday.
For more information-Rochester Kris Kringle Market

Minnesota

Excelsior

Excelsior Christkindlsmarkt   Nov 24- Nov. 26, 2023
The Excelsior Christkindlsmarkt is a three-day Christmas festival held annually in Excelsior, Minnesota. It is a celebration of the holiday season filled with activities for the whole family. Come for the Grande Parade, open-air market featuring German Christmas traditions, delicious treats, shop for traditional gifts and unique treasures and visit with friends at the beer garden. The Kinderworld is all for the kids – a Sugar Plum Fairy-themed center for puppet shows, music, story telling, and activities.  It’s an event you don’t want to miss! Tickets available
More Information- Excelsior Christkindlsmarkt

Minneapolis

Holidazzle village –   Cancelled for 2023
The Minneapolis Downtown Council and Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board are excited to partner together and bring Holidazzle to Loring Park. As downtown Minneapolis’ premier holiday celebration, Holidazzle has delighted residents, visitors and downtown employees for years. Now, in 2015, this tradition is bringing family-friendly programming to Loring Park and is free and open to the public. You and yours are invited to join in the festivities!
More Information –Holidazzle village

St.Paul

St Paul Christmas Market   Weekends  Fri- Sun Nov. 24- Dec. 17, 2023
The European Christmas Market in St. Paul is based on the traditional, charming, and festive open air Christkindlmarkts that spring up in Germany, Austria and other countries during the Advent season. Shop for unique, handmade holiday gifts and decorations from local vendors, drink Glühwein (spiced mulled wine), and taste European inspired food and delicacies during the first two weekends in December
More Information-St Paul Christmas Market 

Missouri

Hermann

Herman hosts MANY German Events through the month of December. See more here- > Hermann Christmas Events

Kristkindlmarkt –   November 25- December 25, 2023
Traditional German Christmas market in Stone Hill Winery’s heated Pavilion. Crafts, Christmas goodies, carolers, hot soups and mulled wine. At the Hermannhof Festhalle
See more at: Kristkindlmarkt

Rolla

Christkindl Markt –  Dec. 2, 2023
The Rolla Christkindl Markt is modeled after a traditional Christmas market. The event features food, entertainment, vendors and crafts for the children all set in an outdoor market.
More Information- Christkindl Markt 

Nebraska

Omaha

Christmas in Germany Dec 3, 2023
Nowhere else in Omaha will you experience an authentic German Christmas Market. Prepare yourself for delicious food, drink and entertainment. Gaze at our 25ft German Tannenbaum with hand carved ornaments, browse the Christkindl Market for unique German Christmas items including original works made by none other than the Mid-America Wood Carvers! Bring your children for entertainment including a visit from St. Niklaus himself! Don’t forget to try our homemade Glühwein and end the evening with a Silent Night sing along in both German and English.
For more information- Christmas In Germany

New Hampshire

Amherst

Amherst Christmas Market Dec. 9, 2023
German-inspired outdoor Christmas market, 2 Main St., Amherst, New Hampshire. Admission is free. This is the first official year- it’s a new non-profit, 100% volunteer-run event. There will be a craft fair, with a couple vendors selling European imports, a mini-beer garden, food trucks, live music, Santa, and more! We hope to add more authentic elements as we grow in future years. Please support us as we create this new cultural event for all to enjoy!
More information- Amherst Christmas Market

New Jersey

Augusta 

Weihnachtsmarkt of New Jersey Dec. 1-3, 2023
The German Christmas Market at Sussex County was brought to life in 2001 by a small handful of volunteers desiring to recreate an authentic German Christmas Market. Bring your family, friends and loved ones and let us provide you a joyous holiday experience.
For more information- Weihnachtsmarkt of New Jersey

Clark

Clark Christkindlmarkt Nov 18-19, 2023
For more information- Clark Christkindlmarkt

 

New York

Canandaigua

Canandaigua Christkindl Market  Nov. 10-12, 2023
This event held on the lawn of the majestic Granger Homestead and Carriage Museum in a series of decorated, heated tents brings together over 150 regional artisans and unique food vendors. German food along with traditional fare, wine, beer and “Gideon’s Grog” is available. Live entertainment and holiday music fills the tents throughout the show.

Franklin Square

Plattdeutsche Park Restaurant & Biergarten Christkindlmarkt  Nov 25-26, 2023
Come to a traditional German Christmas market right here on LI! Free admission, loads of vendors featuring imported goods and foods, arts and crafts, live and artificial centerpieces, a visit from Santa himself, crafts for the kids (nominal fee), food, drinks, entertainment and much more.
For more information- Plattdeutsche Park Restaurant & Biergarten Christkindlmarkt

New York City

Columbus Circle Holiday Market–  Nov 28- Dec 31, 2023
The Columbus Circle Holiday Market is located in one of the most stunning locations in New York City: historic Central Park. Situated at 59th Street and Central Park West, near the southwest entrance of the park, the market is the perfect place to enjoy bites from some of the city’s finest, shop for holiday gifts from artisans and designers, and soak in the splendor of winter in New York.
More Information- –Columbus Circle Holiday Market- 

Winter Village at Bryant Park –  Oct. 31- Jan 2, 2023
The Holiday Shops include more than 125 boutique-like shops offering exquisite gift ideas from distinctive apparel to jewelry, decorative goods, local foods, and much more. There’s something for everyone – adults, kids, and even pets. This European inspired open-air market features artisans from around the world. Located along Bryant Park’s allées and terraces, the Holiday Shops are housed in custom-designed, “jewel box” kiosks.
More Information- Winter Village at Bryant Park

Union Square Holiday Market– Nov.17 – Dec. 24, 2023
The Union Square Holiday Market is the New York destination for an intimate and enjoyable holiday shopping experience. Allow yourself the time to slow down and wander through the holly-lined aisles, and connect with local artisans who are selling their wares and sharing their stories. It’s a delightful place to get swept up in the festive spirit.
More Information-Union Square-

Poughkeepsie

Germania Club of Poughkeepsie Christkindlmarkt Nov 17 & 18,2023
Annual German Christmas Market. Kick off the holiday season at Germania! Experience the traditional German Weihnachtsmarkt (Christmas market). Enjoy delicious German food and authentic holiday treats.
For more information- Germania Club of Poughkeepsie Christkindlmarkt

 

 

North Carolina

Charlotte

Charlotte Christmas Village Postponed until 2024
Visit The Christmas Village and Light the Knights for holiday cheer, unique shopping and the usual European menu including bratwurst, schnitzel, and strudel, along with the popular Glühwein, hot cider, beers, and of course, hot chocolate.
For more information- Charlotte Christmas Village

Mecklenburg

OMB Weihnachtsmarkt Weekends Nov. 24 Dec 17,2023
We are truly embracing the holiday season this year and expanding our annual Weihnachtsmarkt from one weekend to three: . This is our version of a traditional, German-inspired “Christmas Market” with all of our Winter seasonal beers on tap — Dunkel, Bauern Bock, and Yule Bock — along with our homemade Glühwein: a delicious, spiced red wine served hot and fresh.
More InformationOMB Weihnachtsmarkt

Ohio

Cincinnati

Christkindlmarkt Nov 3-5, 2023

The Annual Germania Christkindlmarkt: The oldest and most authentic Christkindlmarkt in the Cincinnati region — all under covered, enclosed, heated tents! With holiday entertainment, German music, a children’s lantern parade, petting zoo, caroling children’s groups, and carriage rides. Plus traditional German food (including our famous dill pickle soup), German Bier, Glühwein(hot mulled wine), holiday cocktail bar, German pastries, cookies, and candies.With extensive shopping for unique imported German gifts, such assteins and glassware, nutcrackersand smokers, cuckoo clocks, linens, Christmas candy, Advent calendars, traditional music CDs, and other crafts.
More Information- Christkindlmarkt

Cleveland

Bavarian Christkindlmarkt Dec 2 &3rd, 2023
Get in the Christmas Spirit and enjoy the aromas, sounds, and activities of an outdoor Bavarian Christmas market and festival! Food, music, and shopping… carriage rides and St Nicholas!
For more information- Bavarian Christkindlmarkt

Dayton

Dayton Liederkranz Christkindlmarkt Dec. 9 & 10, 2023
Quality vendors will offer hand crafted ornaments, hand made bath soaps and accessories, beer steins, amber jewelry from the Baltic, German collectible items, antiques, stained glass items, handcrafted pottery, unique jewelry, note cards & gifts, paper cut outs, etc. The annual Liederkranz Christmas Raffle will also feature many wonderful items.
For more information- Dayton Liederkranz Christkindlmarkt

Oklahoma

Tulsa

Christkindlmarkt – Dec 1-3, 2023
Christkindlmarkt offers a variety of Wurst, Kartoffelpuffer, hot apple cider, hot chocolate and coffee. The Christkindl and St. Nikolaus walk among the booths to the delight of the children.  Christkindlmarkt has a “Spielstube” for the children, where they can listen to Christmas stories and partake of the various hands-on activities and goodies set out for them.
More Information- Christkindlmarkt

Oregon

Mt Angel

Mount Angel – Silverton HAZELNUT FEST and German Holiday Market Dec. 1-3, 2023
A Kristkindle Market with authentic German and regional arts and crafts, Oregon wineries and breweries and foods that feature Hazelnuts!
For more information- Hazelnut Fest

Portland

German American Society of Portland Christmas Market Dec. 2, 2023
Come join us for an afternoon of fun at the German Haus for Christmas!
For more information –Christmas Market

Pennsylvania

Bethlehem

Christkindlmarkt Bethlehem-  Nov 17- Dec 17, 2023 Weekends only Fri-Sun
 Over the past two decades, Christkindlmarkt Bethlehem has delighted almost one million guests from near and far with its mix of unique gift ideas, old-world charm and holiday cheer. This dynamic festival celebrates the magic of the holidays with a five-week run that features more than 125 vendors each week.
More Information- -Christkindlmarkt Bethlehem-

Gilbertsville

Belsnickel Craft Show Nov. 24-25, 2023
Der Belsnickel is a Juried Craft Show started in 1970 to preserve and promote historic crafts. The show was named for the Pennsylvania German folk character who traveled to farms and visited the children at Christmas time.
For more information- Belsnickel Craft show

Harmony

WeihnachtsMarkt Nov. 11-20, 2023
The Harmony Museum’s annual WeihnachtsMarkt, a Christmas market in the German tradition that has become a major regional attraction, will be held on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 10 – 11th in the heart of Harmony’s National Historic landmark District.The festival has also become the museum’s prime annual fundraiser while presenting seasonal gift-shopping in a family-fun atmosphere. The thousands of visitors who attend each year find handcrafted and German imports. Artisans and vendors are chosen to participate based on the quality of their offerings; no stereotypical “shopping mall festival” stuff here. Entertainment, food and refreshments also reflect Harmony’s German heritage.
For more information- WeihnachtsMarkt 

 Mifflinburg

Mifflinburg Christkindl Market – Dec. 14-16, 2023
There are a lot of great reasons to visit the Mifflinburg Christkindl Market, but here are some highlights that visitors enjoy each year.
More Information- Mifflinburg Christkindl Market

Philadelphia

Christmas Village in Philadelphia-Nov 18 – Dec 24, 2023
Once again Christmas Village will transform the LOVE Park in Center City of Philadelphia into a traditional German Christmas Market. We will bring the spirit of the Holiday season to Philly – because we LOVE Christmas!
More Information- Christmas Village in Philadelphia

Pittsburgh 

People’s Gas Holiday Market Nov 17-Dec 24, 2023
Inspired by the original German Christkindlmarkts (or “Christmas Market”), the Peoples Gas Holiday Market brings a cherished European tradition to Pittsburgh with an international flair, a touch of local charm, and a pinch of sugar, spice, and everything nice. Drop on by Market Square in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh to see for yourself! As you weave through the Alpine-style wooden chalets, brimming with high quality gifts, you’ll experience a one-of-a-kind holiday shopping experience.
For more information- People’s Gas Holiday Market

Reading

Reading Liederkranz Christkindlmarkt Dec 1, 2 & 3 , 2023
There is no time like Christmas for Germans to celebrate; there is no time like Christmas to celebrate Germany.  Join us each year on the first Sunday of December as we open our Christkindlmarkt at the Reading Liederkranz.
For more information- Reading Liederkranz Christkindlmarkt

Warminster Township

ChristkindlMarkt Nov 25, 2023
Vereinigung Erzgebirge invites you to join us Saturday November 27th from 10am-5pm for great food, drinks and all the wonderful gifts to buy for yourself or anyone on your list for this holiday season. From Christmas ornaments to nutcrackers, jewelry, children’s items, many handcrafted items you won’t find anywhere else and more.
For more information- ChristkindlMarkt

Rhode Island

Pawtucket

Christkindlmarkt Nov. 25, 2023
German American Cultural Society of Rhode Island Each December, the GACS hosts an annual Christkindlmarkt (Christmas market). Our event attempts to recreate a small version of a traditional German Christmas market and we feature local artisans and craftsmen and women selling a large variety of gifts. We also offer our guests traditional food and drink offerings, including the famous Gluhwein (mulled wine).
For more informationChristkindlmarkt

Tennessee

Schulz Brau Brewing Christkindlmarkt Weekends Nov 25- Dec 24, 2023
Christkindlesmarkt is a new event to Schulz Bräu! Started in 2021, we wanted to do something more festive for the community after such a long year. Seeing the positive responses, this is a tradition that will definitely last!
More information- SchulzBrauBrewing 

Texas

Arlington

Texas Christkindl Market– Nov. 24- Dec. 23, 2023
Inspired by a cherished German tradition, the Texas Christkindl Market in Arlington, Texas is one of the largest open-air holiday markets in the Southwest. Nestled next to Globe Life Park (Road to Six Flags and Nolan Ryan Expressway), this family-friendly market features a unique shopping experience for gifts and holiday decorations along with authentic German cuisine, holiday beverages, live entertainment, children’s activities, and much more!
more information- Texas Christkindl Market

Austin

German-Texan Heritage Society Christmas Market–  Dec 2, 2023
Come for the Food and Entertainment. Stay for a unique shopping experience. We will have authentic German, handcrafted Christmas ornaments, nutcrackers, Schwiebogen, smokers and decor.
For More information- German-Texan Heritage Society Christmas Market

Tomball

Tomball Weinachtsmarkt Texas Style– Dec. 8-10, 2023
Tap your feet to the musical sounds of performers like The Chardon Polka Band, Chris Rybak, Yodel Blitz, Das Ist Lustig, Tubameisters, Valina, and get into the festive spirit with the sounds of strolling Christmas carolers. It’s a Texas German celebration at Christmas time on the old downtown streets of Tomball Texas.An estimated 175 unique and interesting street vendors will line Market and S. Walnut Streets, selling German Christmas items, arts and crafts, and much more. Visit the “Weihnachtshaus” inside the Community Center at 221 Market Street at the corner of Cherry Street which will be filled with German clothes and souvenirs for sell.
More Information- Tomball Weinachtsmarkt Texas Style

Utah

Salt Lake City

Christkindlmarkt Salt Lake City  Nov. 29 – Dec 2, 2023
Inspired by the world famous German Christmas markets, Christkindlmarkt SLC offers a unique holiday shopping and cultural experience this season. Tantalizing food and festive holiday entertainment await you as you stroll through wooden vendor booths nestled amid the magical backdrop of This Is The Place Heritage Park.
For more informationChristkindlmarkt Salt Lake City 

Virginia

Herndon

Herndon WinterMarkt Dec. 9, 2023

The Herndon WinterMarkt is bringing the old world charm of Christmas in Europe to community-oriented Herndon, Virginia. Our market is focused on showcasing the diversity of our community and the surrounding DC Metro area, in our lovely historic town. We are family-focused with events, entertainment and items for all members of the household while bringing the charm of this European tradition to Herndon.
More information- Herndon WinterMarkt

Washington

Leavonworth

Christkindlmarket Leavenworth–  Cancelled 2023
The 20th Annual Bavarian-style Christmas Market for the whole family will be held in Front Street Park and also in the Leavenworth Festhalle. This popular and celebrated northwest tradition features delicious and authentic Bavarian foods, handmade arts & crafts and other gifts, and family-friendly, Bavarian- and Christmas-themed entertainment!
More Information- Christkindlmarket Leavenworth

Seattle

Seattle European Christmas Village November 24-Dec 24, 2023
According to centuries-old tradition, many German towns host Christmas Markets in December; each one is unique, featuring local artisans and festive regional refreshments. Residents take the opportunity to enjoy each other’s company, sample local delicacies, shop for gifts, and share holiday cheer. The Seattle Christmas Market aspires to bring this festive Old-World tradition to Seattle. Our Market combines colorful décor, authentic gifts, enticing food and drinks, and family entertainment, creating the perfect atmosphere for celebrating Christmas.
FOr more information- European Christmas Market

Washington DC

Downtown DC Holiday Market Nov 17-Dec. 23, 2023
We are pleased to announce the 2018 Downtown Holiday Market.  Celebrating its thirteenth year, this event boasts one of the most spectacular outdoor shopping environments in the region.  This year the Downtown Holiday Market (DHM) will operate for 30 consecutive days and will have 4 weekend dates.  Hours will be from Noon to 8 pm each day.
For more information- Downtown DC Holiday Market

 

Wisconsin

Elkhardt Lake

 The Old World Christmas Market-   Dec 1
Reminiscent of the centuries-old Christkindlesmarkt of Nüremberg, Germany, theannual Old World Christmas Market at The Osthoff Resort offers the warmth and merriment of this Old World tradition. The Osthoff Resort’s Old World Christmas Market was named one of the 2012 American Bus Association’s Top 100 Events in North! For ten consecutive days, guests stroll the aisles of a grand heated tent bedecked with fragrant boughs of fresh evergreens and the tantalizing scents of roasted almonds and Nüremberg bratwurst as they browse for unique and specialty items among international and regional artisans. Czech blown-glass ornaments, Russian nesting dolls, German hand-carved smokers and nutcrackers, fine apparel, handmade amber and silver jewelry, Turkish pashmina scarves and shawls, stained glass art, Russian hand-painted Santas, fresh green wreaths, kissing balls and centerpieces, alpaca products, Estonia woolens, fine chocolates, Plauen lace, fine woodwork, fur products and much more! 
More information- The Old World Christmas Market

Menomonee Falls

Christkindl Market Dec 9
Get ready to be transported to a winter wonderland in our downtown! Brace yourself for the breathtaking Christkindl Market, where joyful laughter and holiday cheer fill the air. Indulge in authentic German cuisine, from mouthwatering bratwursts to soul-warming Glühwein and heavenly desserts.
For more information- Christkindl Market

Monroe

Christkindlmarkt Nov 24-25, 2023
Turner Hall’s Christkindlmarkt will feature the work of select artisans and vendors, with unique, affordable and quality gifts. Shoppers will find a variety of items including fiber and fabric arts, candles, soaps, floral arrangements, rugs, jewelry, home decor and Christmas decorations as well as specifically European items such asScherenschnitte (scissor cuttings), Kerbschnitte (chip-carving in wood), and Holzschnitte(wood-carvings).
For More Information-Christkindlmarkt

New Glarus

New Glarus Christkindmarkt- Dec 1-3, 2023
This outdoor Christmas market will host decorated mini chalets offering a variety of high quality, locally made and sourced gifts, as well as Christmas decorations and foods. Shop local and support local businesses, while enjoying Christmas lights and music. Horse and sleigh rides, Santa appearances, and live caroling will take place over the weekend.
More Information- New Glarus

Oconomowoc

The German Christmas Market of Oconomowoc Nov 22- 26, 2023
This event is a celebration of the hearty German community here in Wisconsin. Whether you are German or not, we promise you will feel like you are. There are warm tents and outdoor Beer Gardens, so weather matters little. We have special guests slated throughout the event and live entertainment from start to finish.
More Information- The German Christmas Market of Oconomowoc

Sparta Christkindlmarkt Nov 24 & 25, Dec 1 & 2, Dec. 8 & 9, Dec 15 & 16, 2023

Kriskindlmarkt is an outdoor, traditional European-style market with local artisans of all kinds! Located centrally in downtown Sparta, with booths in Mueller Square, on the Water Street Bridge, and both sides of the Love Lock Bridge in the Creekside and Franklin Villages.
For more information- Sparta Christkindlmarkt

 

Wauwatosa

Wauwatosa Holiday Market December 6-14, 2023
-The Wauwatosa Holiday market offers authentic traditional food mirroring what you would have in Europe. You will enjoy a unique shopping experience, magical family-friendly events, and live entertainment. All of this will gift you lifelong memories. Free admission!
For more information Wauwatosa Holiday Market

German Christmas Markets- Canada

British Columbia

Vancouver

Vancouver Christmas Market–  Nov. 16-Dec 24, 2023
Ready to enjoy a European Christmas without the airfare?    With a total of 55 vendors, there are more great eats than ever before, and unique gifts for all your Christmas shopping needs.
More information- Vancouver Christmas Market

Ontario

Kitchener

-Christkindl Market  Dec. 7-10, 2023
Kitchener City Hall is home to Canada’s original Festival of German Christmas. Come experience our traditional 4-day “Christkindl Market.” Every Christmas, since medieval times, towns and cities across Germany come alive with the sights, sounds and smells of Christmas. Join us!
more information- -Christkindl Market

Ottawa

Maple Leaf Almrausch Club Weihnachtsmarkt Nov 17-19, 2023
Ottawa’s annual and ever popular German Christmas Market! 30 fantastic vendors selling a wide variety of Christmas baking, arts and crafts, chocolate and much more!
For more information-Maple Leaf Almrausch Club Weihnachtsmarkt

Pembroke

Germania Club Christkindlmarkt Nov. 24-26, 2023
Christmas baking, arts and crafts of all kinds available for sale
for more information-Germania Club Christkindlmarkt

Toronto

Distillery Winter Village Nov. 16, 2023- January 6, 2024
(Previously the Toronto Christmas Market) The Distillery Winter Village is an intimate, picture-perfect holiday experience, where friends and family gather to explore the rich history of The Distillery District, take-in the timeless romance of the holidays, and enjoy a curated selection of Toronto’s finest craftspeople, local shops, restaurants and cafes.
For more information-Distillery Winter Village

Quebec

Quebec City

German Christmas Market –  Thursday to Sunday Nov. 23 – Dec 23, 2023
With its colorful lights, traditional wooden kiosks and free activities for the whole family, Québec City’s German Christmas Market offers visitors a unique and unforgettable experience.
for more information- German Christmas Market

Saskatchewan

Regina 

Christkindl Markt Regina Nov. 25, 2023
In Germany, Christmas Markets are a delightful way to begin the holiday festivities. With the crisp, cold air filled with the fragrance of sizzling sausages, sweet pastries, spices and hot spiced glühwein, the Regina German Club is honored to once again play host to the old world charm of a German Christmas Market. FOr more information-Christkindl Markt Regina

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Comment(25)

  1. The link above to the TX Christmas Market in Arlington TX doesn’t work for me…”page not found” . I can vouch for that one. It’s only a few years old…4th this year but LOTS of variety of German food (including Gluhwein and entertainment and a great place to shop for Christmas gifts. We are flying down to visit family in the area and attend the market in a couple weeks. http://texaschristkindl.com/

    1. oops… that was my input error… I am fixing it now.

  2. We have a wonderful Kriskindlmarkt in Sparta, WI. It runs Friday and Saturday from 4-8 and 10/8 respectively on 24,25 Nov, 1,2 Dec and 8,9 Dec. can I offer pictures and text. We are under Sparta Kriskindlmarkt on Facebook.

  3. Alaska!! We just celebrated our second annual Alaska Christkindlmarkt, hosted by Rilke Schule German School of Arts & Sciences in Anchorage. It’s on the second Saturday of December each year and features imported German decorations and other goods, local artists & vendors, as well as German delicacies from our Bakers Guild.

  4. This year, December 2019, we will being hosting our 2nd annual German Christmas Market in historic Amherst, New Hampshire. December 7, 10am-8pm, and December 8, 10am-3pm at the Wigwam Museum and along Middle Street. Last year we started small- it was a success, and we are hoping it will grow bigger and better every year! We are still looking for participants, so all are welcome to contact me if interested! Contact us via email or on Facebook. [email protected] & http://www.facebook.com/amherstgcm

  5. Williamsburg, VA (Colonial Williamsburg) has a Christmas Market running from Nov 26 thru Dec 23 Thursdays thru Sundays (not on Thanksgiving Day). Lots of local craft vendors and fun German style atmosphere and of course Glühwein. https://www.culture-fix.org/

  6. Hi, Can you please delete the “Sept 21 2019 12:35pm” comment about our event, as info has changed, and we want to avoid any confusion. Thank you!

    We are planning a German-inspired outdoor Christmas market Sat Dec 10, 10am-7pm, 2 Main St., Amherst, New Hampshire. Admission is free. This is the first official year- it’s a new non-profit, 100% volunteer-run event. There will be a craft fair, with a couple vendors selling European imports, a mini-beer garden, food trucks, live music, Santa, and more! We hope to add more authentic elements as we grow in future years. Please support us as we create this new cultural event for all to enjoy!

    Facebook event is: https://fb.me/e/2a5coM3YK. Official website is: http://www.amherstchristmasmarket.org.

  7. Portland Oregon. December 3 11-6
    German American society
    56th and Sandy

  8. there is also a German Christmas market in Aurora, Illinois the same time as the other two in Chicago.

    1. WOW! That one looks great! Added… and you get to be at the top!

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