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Christkindlmarkt LaPorte

  • FOOD & DRINK
  • MARKET & ENTERTAINMENT
  • CHRISTMAS TREES

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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REGISTER TO HELP KEEP THE CHRISTKINDLMARKT SAFE!
 

Registration required to help meet Covid safety guidelines. This will be a wear your mask *unless eating/drinking event where we expect people to already know to keep a 6' distance from other non-family attendees. Registrations for timed entry give you one hour at the event. Please check with event security if you need additional time at the event as many registration times may remain less than full. ATTENDEES MUST HAVE REGISTRATION UPON ARRIVAL FOR ENTRY.

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CHRISTKINDLMARKT DATES & HOURS

Friday, November 27: 3pm-7pm

Saturday, November 28: 11am-7pm

Sunday, November 29: 12pm-4pm

SCHEDULE

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.

CURLING

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.

The Market

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.

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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 contact@bethanylaporte.org if you have any questions. Garland, Swags, Wreaths, & Kissing Boughs also available.

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

Amazing musical entertainment brings the Christkindlmarkt to life.

3-7pm: Die Musikmeisters Band

Friday Entertainment

11-3pm: The German Band Inc.

3-5pm: Curling Competition

5-7pm: Die Musikmeisters Band

Saturday Entertainment

12-2pm: TBA

2-4pm: TBA

Sunday Entertainment

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VENDOR REGISTRATION

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.