What is a Christkindlmarkt?
A Christmas market tradition stretches back to Germany during the middle ages. Over the centuries, the joys of the traditional Christmas markets spread from town to town, and around the world! Christkindlmarkt is the German name for the traditional Christmas market, literally translated as "Christ child market." These markets feature a delightful blend of holiday food, drinks, gifts, and decorations. Various regions of Germany became well-known for their hand-crafted Christmas decorations, wood-working, artwork, or textiles. Today, 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.
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CHRISTKINDLMARKT DATES & HOURS
Friday, November 27: 3pm-7pm
Saturday, November 28: 11am-7pm
Sunday, November 29: 12pm-4pm
Located at LaPark Playground
Corner of 1st & G Streets
FOOD & DRINK
German Food. Pastries.
Hot Chocolate. S'mores.
Biergarten. German Beer. Mulled Wine.Craft & Domestic Beers.
ICE SKATING RINK
An ice skating rink with artificial ice will be at the center of things Friday and Saturday complete with rental skates and attendants.
A little grown up fun and competition with a curling ice rink. Find out why it's called "chess on ice" as you and your friends try to outdo other teams. Prizes. By the Biergarten.
Quality art, crafts, toys and more. Christmas EVERYTHING! The Market will wrap around the skating rink and you'll enter the market through a magical line of lit, pre-sold, Christmas Trees. Order your tree today!
Vendor applications are being accepted.
VENDOR INFO LINK
Please include picture or website link with your items for consideration. Questions? Call 219-362-3312
HELP CREATE THE WINTERWONDERLAND OF CHRISTKINDLMARKT
ORDER YOUR CHRISTMAS TREE
By purchasing a tree, you help transform a local playground parking lot into a Winter Wonderland for all to enjoy at the Christkindlmarkt. Your tree will be a part of the twinkling forest and will go home with you after the event.Place your order by selecting from the available trees. Tree Pick Up: We will be onsite to help you load your tree when you come to pick up! Your tree will be ready for pick up on Sunday, November 29th 12:00-4:00 PM
CHRISTMAS TREE PRE-SALE BEGINS OCTOBER 26TH
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. Garland, Swags, Wreaths, & Kissing Boughs also available.
Amazing musical entertainment brings the Christkindlmarkt to life.
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Wanted: Artists. Creatives. Crafters. Builders. Bakers. Makers.
It's a simple application. Tell us your name and contact and share a link to your website, Facebook, Etsy, Instagram, or somewhere we can see what you sell.
Vendor fee: $25 per day but must commit to all 3 days. $75 total. Paid security on site Friday and Saturday Nights. Vendors are also asked to donate one item for a fundraising silent auction held to benefit the LaPark Inclusive Playground.