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German Christmas Markets USA – Christkindlmarkt in America

German Christmas Markets USA – Christkindlmarkt in America


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german christmas markets USA

Can’t make it to Germany this year? It turns out there are a few Christkindlmarkts or German Christmas Markets in America and Canada.

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 keep in mind, I haven’t actually attended these markets… I’m just passing information. And please double check the websites BEFORE you make a long drive!

(Last update to list Oct 2016)

German Christmas Markets USA



Phoenix Christkindlmarkt-  Dec. 9-10
The Arizona Center for Germanic Cultures presents its seventh annual Christkindlmarkt — a traditional German Christmas market — in downtown Phoenix at Heritage Square, 7th Street and Monroe.
More information- http://www.ac4gc.org/events/christkindlmarkt.html




Phoenix Club Christkindlmarkt   Sunday 
Enjoy Christmas shopping, Sunday Brunch, or just spend the time with friends and a glass of Glühwein at the Phoenix Club Christkindlmark.In the tradition of the famous holiday markets of Germany, a wide variety of products and German holiday specialties are on sale.Jewelry, Crystal, German Imports, Baked goods,  Arts and crafts, Music Imports and much much more.This year the Christkindlmarkt will be located in the Grand Ballroom.The Bierstube and Loreley restaurant will also be open.
More Information- http://www.thephoenixclub.com/?upcoming-event=christkindlmarkt-christmas-bazaar




Cambria Christmas Market November 24 – December 23
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- http://www.cambriachristmasmarket.com/index.php

Huntington Beach

Old World Christmas Market- 
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- http://www.oldworld.ws/german-christmas-market.html

Mountain View-

German International School Holiday Market-   Dec. 9
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) onSaturday, December 12, 2015, 11 am to 9 pm, 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- https://www.gissv.org/gissv-home-english/school-life/events/german-holiday-market


-United German American Societies of the East Bay Christmas Bazaar   Dec. 2
An annual event in Oakland!  We welcome Vendors.Enjoy the pre-Christmas atmosphere in the beautiful great Hall of  The Altenheim. Vendors with many exciting holiday gifts, live music.  Good German food, Glühwein, and many other refreshments..
For more information- http://www.ugas-eb.org/events.html


Christkindlmarkt Christmas Faire-  Nov. 26
Christkindlmarkt’s Annual Holiday Craft and Gift Faire featuring traditional crafts, food, music and entertainment from Germany, Austria & Switzerland. Feautring a wide variety of handmade products from local artists: Needlecrafts, woodcrafts, quilting, baked goods, imported candies, chocolates. Santa will be there for the kids!
More Information-http://www.ugas-eb.org/events.html


Sacramento Turn Verein Christkindlmarkt Dec 2 & 3
18th Annual Christkindlmarkt. Benefiting multiple charities in the Sacramento area including, New 10’s “Coats for Kids”. Christmas Music, Arts, Crafts, Ornaments,Cookies and Cakes for sale, Nurnberg sausage dinner, Gluhwein, Authentic Saint Nick. For More Information- http://sacramentoturnverein.com/event/christkindlmarkt-3



Denver Christkindl Market – Nov. 17- Dec 23
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- http://www.denverchristkindlmarket.com/


-Georgetown Christmas Market –  December 2 to 10th
Each December Georgetown transforms into a bustling scene of Christmas long ago. Thousands come to experience a traditional Holiday where Christmas hasn’t changed in 100 years: roasted chestnuts, shopping, horse-drawn wagon rides, and wonderful sights and smells.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 – This year we hope you will begin making it a tradition of your own!|
More Information-https://www.georgetown-colorado.org/event/57th-annual-georgetown-christmas-market 




Christkindlmarkt – Traditional Christmas Market   Nov. 24- 26th
Join us Nov 27 and 28 and November 29 for a Christmas adventure that, in a few hours, brings you back 700 years into an honored medieval tradition. Our Christkindlmarkt showcases handmade crafts and works of art by the finest artisans, the heart-warming sounds and sights of live Christmas music and pageantry, delicious German food specialties.
More Information-http://www.hartfordsaengerbund.org/christkindlmarkt/index.html



Cape Coral

German American SOcial Club Christmas Market–  Dec. 2nd
Variety of vendors
Decorations, crafts, toys, jewelry
Stollen (Christmas butter cake)
Traditional German food and drink, including Gluhwein and German bier
The market will be held in the decorated bier garden.  Saint Nicholas will be available for holiday wishes and souvenir photos
More Information- http://www.gasc-capecoral.com/

Lake WOrth Florida

American German Club Christkindlmarkt  Dec 9-10



Atlanta Christkindl Market Nov 24- Dec. 23 
Let yourself be enchanted by the special outdoor atmosphere of the ATLANTA CHRISTKINDL MARKET – the city’s first and largest winter holiday festival at Atlantic Station.
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-http://www.christkindlmarket.org/


– Chriskindlmarkt –  Dec. 2 & 3, 9 & 10
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- http://www.helenga.org/calendar/8th-annual-christkindlmarkt-3

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Belleville ChristkindlMarkt Nov. 24- Dec. 23
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- http://www.bellevillechristkindlmarkt.com/


Carlinville Christmas Market Dec. 1- 3rd
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- http://www.carlinvillechristmasmarket.com/


Christkindlmarkt Chicago–  Nov. 17- Dec.24
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.
More Information- http://www.christkindlmarket.com/

 Naperville- Formerly Oakbrook

Christkindlemarket Naperville  Nov 24- Dec 24

Oak Brook – moved to Naperville

Christkindlmarket Oakbrook
The Christkindlmarket Chicago is excited to host a suburban location of the Christkindlmarket you have come to know and love at Oakbrook Center!  Visit us at the Village Green near Crate&Barrel and find a selection of gifts and beverages and holiday cheer.



Kristkindlmarkt – Nov 25th & 26th, Dec 9th & 10th
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- http://peoriagermans.net/


Carmel Christkindlmarkt Nov. 18-Dec.  24
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-http://www.carmelchristkindlmarkt.com/



Cumberland Weinachtsmarkt –  TBD
Mr & Mrs Claus/St. Nicolas Haus Santa arriving on the Fire Truck Children’s Activity Tent Concert on the Porch Beer & Food Trucks/Entertainment “The Flying Toaster” Concert at 7:00 pm (Adult Friendly)


Ferdinand Christkindlmarkt–  Nov 18 & 19th
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- http://www.ferdinandchristkindlmarkt.com/


Des Moines

Christkindlmarkt Des Moines Dec. 1-3
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 – http://www.christkindlmarketdsm.com/




Christmas Village in Baltimore–   Nov. 23- Dec. 24
In 2015, Baltimore’s original German Christmas Market will return to West Shore Park/ Inner Harbor on Thanksgiving Day, November 26. Closing day for the season will be December 27 – the last Sunday of the year, which will give visitors an additional Homecoming Weekend to enjoy! The regular opening hours will be Sun – Thur 11am – 7pm and Fri – Sat 11am – 8pm, with the first three Tuesdays in December (Dec 1, Dec 8, Dec 15) and Christmas Day (Dec 25) being closed days! A lot of exciting events and attractions are waiting for our visitors! The well-known and beloved weekend events such as the Opening Ceremony with the Christkind from Nuremberg along with the official Tree Lighting Ceremony and the German American weekend will be back and other new events such as the Homecoming Weekend will be added.
More Information- http://www.baltimore-christmas.com/28-0-About.html

Christkindlmarkt in the Zion Church – Nov. 25 & 26
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- http://www.zionbaltimore.org/events


German Christmas Market -Dec.2
The nation’s largest German School, German School Washington, holds a popular annual Christmas bazaar offering homemade authentic Christmas cookies and cakes, original arts and crafts, as well as German and Swiss style sausages and meat products.
For more information http://dswchristmasmarket.weebly.com/christmas-market.html-



Frankenmuth Christkindlmarkt Nov. 25
Our traditional European-style Christmas market featuring many new vendors.


Holiday Kerstmart  (Dutch, not German, but similar)
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- http://www.holland.org/includes/calendar-of-events/Holiday-Kerstmarkt/3321/



Excelsior Christkindlsmarkt Nov 24- 26
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!
More Information- http://www.excelsiorchristkindlsmarkt.com/


Holidazzle village –   Weekends Nov. 24-Dec 24
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 –http://www.holidazzle.com/about/


-St Paul Christmas Market     Dec. 1-3, 8-10
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- http://stpaulchristmasmarket.com/



Kristkindlmarkt –   Dec. 3-4
Traditional German Christmas market in Stone Hill Winery’s heated Pavilion. Crafts, Christmas goodies, carolers, hot soups and mulled wine. Hours are 10:00 to 5:00 Saturday and 10:00 to 4:00 Sunday. Free admission. Sponsored by Stone Hill Winery. –
See more at: http://visithermann.com/event/21st-annual-kristkindl-markt/#sthash.aJF3uqhF.dpuf


Christkindl Markt –  Dec. 2
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- http://rollachristkindlma.wix.com/music-festival

New Jersey


-Annual Lake Mohawk German Christmas Market– Dec. 2-3
It’s easy to see why the Lake Mohawk German Christmas Market in Sparta, NJ is ranked as “One of the Top Ten Things to Do in December in the State” – it’s simply at the top of the “to do” list for festive shoppers. This magical German Christmas Market beckons to all, with beautifully crafted and unique gifts from vendors near and afar. With the perfect backdrop of beautiful Lake Mohawk…why go anywhere else?
More information- http://lakemohawkgermanchristmasmarket.com/

New York


-Canandaigua Christkindl Market  Nov. 10-12
2017 marks the 11th Year for the Canandaigua Christkindl Market!  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
Enjoy a traditional German Christmas market. Do some shopping at our vendor booths including arts & crafts, decorations, natural & artificial wreaths and centerpieces, imported goods and foods and much more. Raffles, a visit from Santa and our Kaffesteubchen round out the festivities. Free admission.
Plattduetsche Park 1132 Hempstead Tnpke, Franklin Square, NY

New York City

Columbus Circle Holiday Market-  Nov 28- Dec 24
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- http://urbanspacenyc.com/columbus-circle-holiday-market/

Winter Village at Bryant Park –  Oct. 30- Jan 3
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- http://www.wintervillage.org/

-Union Square- Nov.16 – Dec. 24
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- http://urbanspacenyc.com/union-square-holiday-market/


North Carolina


OMB Weinachtsmarkt 
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 Information- https://www.facebook.com/events/461814230610397/




Lock 3 Holiday Market
We are a seasonal market open Fridays and weekends from Black Friday through New Year’s Eve. The weekdays before Christmas we are open from 11 am – 9 pm. The Holiday Market is an open air Christkindl style market featuring German and local vendors and artisans. We are located at Lock 3, but inquiries about the market should be made either to this site, or to Downtown Akron Partnership.
more information- https://www.facebook.com/Lock-3-Holiday-Market-248083415255494/info?tab=page_info


Christkindlmarkt Nov 17-19

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- http://germaniasociety.com/christkindlmarkt/

Cincideutsch Christkindlmarkt Nov 24-26, Dec 1-3, Dec 8-10, Dec 15-16
A group of German-speakers known as Cincideutsch present a German-style Christmas market in two Cincinnati locations over three weekends. The market features local vendors with items ranging from Christmas décor to imported German goods to German-style sweets and foods.
For more information-http://cincideutsch.com/cincideutschChristkindlmarkt2017.php


Dayton Liederkranz Christkindlmarkt Dec. 9 & 10
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- https://www.daytonlocal.com/things-to-do/dayton-liederkranz-turner-christkindlmarkt.asp




-Christkindlmarkt – -Dec. 1-3
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- http://www.gastulsa.org/




German Holiday Market -Dec 2
Guests may shop for all the German classics like nutcrackers, advent calendars, and both local and imported handmade holiday decorations.  Visitors will experience German food, culture, entertainment, and visit the booths of over 30 craft and local artisan vendors. For more information- http://www.gspdx.org/Calendar/Holiday-Market




-Christkindlmarkt Bethlehem-  Nov 17- Dec 23 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- http://www.christmascity.org/christkindlmarkt/



Mifflinburg Christkindl Market – Dec. 14-
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- http://www.oldchristkindl.com/


Christmas Village in Philadelphia-Nov 223 – Dec 24
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- http://www.philachristmas.com/28-0-About.html



Peoples Gas Holiday Market
more information- http://www.downtownpittsburgh.com/holidays



-Texas Christkindl Market– Nov. 24- Dec. 31
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- http://txchristkindlmarket.com/


German-Texan Heritage Society Christmas Market-  Dec.2
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- http://germantexans.org/events/christmas-market/


Copperas Cove

Krist Kindl Markt  Dec
The “hottest” place to be in Central Texas is Copperas Cove! The first weekend in December we host the Downtown Christmas Bazaar, known as “Krist Kindl Markt.” Krist Kindl Markt was established in 1995. Krist Kindl Markt is a popular event that features vendors with Christmas crafts, collectables, holiday gift ideas, and yummy food. More information- http://www.copperascove.com/community-calendar/krist-kindl-markt



-Tomball Weinachtsmarkt Texas Style- Dec 8-10
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- https://www.tomballgermanchristmasmarket.com/



Lovettsville’s Eighth Annual Christkindlmarkt  December 3 & 4th
This year’s eighth annual traditional German Christmas Market (Christkindlmarkt) in Lovettsville will take place on Saturday and Sunday, December 5th and 6th from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM at the Lovettsville Game Protective Association Hall located at 16 South Berlin Pike (1/3 mile south of the Town Center lovingly known by residents as the “Squirkel”). In the lovely holiday decorated hall, we will be hosting over 25 local artists/crafters/vendors, 3 vendors serving hot traditional Christkindlmarkt food and libations, six two-hour live traditional Christmas music performances, visits by Belznickle (Jolly St. Nick) and Krampus (the grumpy Alpine sprite), and free children’s activities sponsored by the German Language students from Harmony Middle and Woodgrove High Schools. Come back or become part of this venerable and unique holiday tradition in the German Settlement and enjoy shopping for unique holiday gifts, listening to the live music, and enjoying traditional German Christmas foods that harken back to a much more simple and quiet time of days past.
more information- https://sites.google.com/site/loudounvalleygermansocietyorg/announcements


Weinachtsmarkt- Frontier Culture Museum of Virginia– Nov. 24-25
Weihnachtsmarkt” is our version of the traditional, German-inspired “Christmas Market” with open air booths selling handcrafted artisan gifts. This is the first of three markets that will be held this year at the Frontier Culture Museum. There is no admission fee to tour all of the shoppes on the Museum’s Expo Area. Over 20 vendors will be attending.
For More Information- http://www.frontiermuseum.org/calendar-of-events-2017/




Christkindlmaket Leavenworth–  Nov. 23-26
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- http://www.christkindlmarktleavenworth.com/


Washington DC

Downtown DC Holiday Market Nov 24-Dec. 23
We are pleased to announce the 2017 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.  It will open Friday, November 24, and will run continuously through Saturday, December 23.  Hours will be from Noon to 8 pm each day.
For more information- http://downtownholidaymarket.com/



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Black River Falls

Black River Falls Christkindl Festival Dec 3
The day’s events are scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. with a coronation ceremony of Christkindl and remarks from local dignitaries at Donna K’s Bar and Family Diner (formerly Traveler’s Tales). Other events include a Christkindlmarkt from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the downstairs of the Black River Country Bank building, horse-drawn wagon rides through the downtown, live reindeer and a Night of Lights holiday parade at 5 p.m. There will be appearances from Santa and Mrs. Claus, Father Christmas and Christkindl.
More information- http://www.blackriverfallsdowntown.com/

Elkhardt Lake

– The Old World Christmas Market–  Dec. 1-10
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- http://www.christmasmarketatosthoff.com/


Best Christkindlmarkt- Cancelled for 2017…. hopes to return 2018
The event will be held at Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery located at 901 W. Juneau Ave. u
Food and beverages include a variety of items such as schnitzel, sauerbraten, strudel, bratwursts, potato pancakes, pretzels, soups, roasted nuts, stollen, hot chocolate & Gluhwein (hot spiced wine). Of course, there will an assortment German beer including Spaten varieties.There will be over 20 vendors will be on hand selling items such as; steins, Hummel figurines, Christmas ornaments, imported German chocolate candies, cookies, gingerbreads, marzipan, Advent calendars, hand-sewn clothing, spices, cheeses and wreaths. The Best Place gift shop will be open with a selection of merchandise including shirts, hats, collectables, ornaments and more.
On Sunday, a special Mass will be held at 10:00am. Sit with costumed storytellers, decorate cookies, and join in on tree-lighting and keg-tapping ceremonies. Take a picture with the statues of Captain Frederick Pabst and King Gambrinus, the Patron Saint of Beer.
more information- www.bestplacemilwaukee.com/bestchristkindlmarket/home.html


Christkindlmarkt Nov 24 & 25
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- https://www.travelwisconsin.com/events/shopping/christkindlmarkt-41062


The German Christmas Market of Oconomowoc Nov 24-26
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- http://www.germanchristmasmarket.org/home.html


German Christmas Markets- Canada

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Vancouver Christmas Market–  Nov. 22-Dec 24
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- http://vancouverchristmasmarket.com/



-Christkindl Market  Dec. 7-10
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- http://www.christkindl.ca/


-Toronto Christmas Market Nov. 16- Dec. 23
Ranked one of the top 10 Holiday Markets in the world!
For more information- http://torontochristmasmarket.com/phone/index.html



Christkindl Markt Regina Nov. 25
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 honoured to once again play host to the old world charm of a German Christmas Market. FOr more information- http://reginagermanclub.ca/club-events/christkindl-markt-3/

Celebrate the Holidays with M.I. Hummel
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  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/

  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.


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