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 a version of 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.
MARKET OPEN DAILY
THANKSGIVING WEEKEND & FIRST WEEKEND OF DECEMBER
FRIDAY, 11/26 & 12/2: 11AM - 7PM
SATURDAY, 11/27 & 12/3: 11AM - 7PMSUNDAY, 11/28 & 12/4: 12AM - 5PM
Plan for Thanksgiving Weekend?
CHRISTKINDLMARKT DATES & HOURS
Friday, November 25: 11am-7pm
Saturday, November 26: 11am-7pm
Sunday, November 27: 12pm-5pm
Friday, December 2: 11pm-7pm
Saturday, December 3: 11am-7pm
Sunday, December 4: 12pm-5pm
LaPorte County Fairgrounds
NEW LOCATION FOR 2022
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 complete with rental skates - make a skate donation and skate away!
Unavailable in 2022
Quality art, crafts, toys and more. Christmas EVERYTHING! The Market will wrap around the skating rink and you'll enjoy the magic and the smell of fresh Christmas Trees throughout the market that are available for sale. Come pick out your tree today!
Vendor applications are closed.
Apply for next years market in September 2022
Please include picture or website link with your items for consideration.
Note: direct sale companies (Scentsy, Pampered Chef, CBD Oils, etc.) are not allowed as a stand alone vendor. If at least a portion of your booth is a hand crafted, personally made, or unique - we will consider.
Questions? Call 219-362-3312
HELP CREATE THE WINTERWONDERLAND OF CHRISTKINDLMARKT
Place your order by selecting from the available trees on site at Christkindlmarkt.
Tree Pick Up: Take your tree at time of purchase!
Your tree will be ready for pick up during open hours of the market.
QUESTIONS? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Garland, Swags, Wreaths, & Kissing Boughs also available.
Amazing musical entertainment brings the Christkindlmarkt to life.
1-5: Animals of the Nativity
4-7pm: Die Musikmeisters
11-3pm: The German Band1-5: Animals of the Nativity
4-7pm: Blue Sky Music
3-8pm: Pioneerland Christmas Santa @ Pioneerland
11-4pm: Animals of the Nativity
1-4pm: Die Musikmeisters
3-8pm: Pioneerland Christmas
Santa @ Pioneerland
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NO... BOOTH SPACES ARE NOT AVAILABLE.
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: $100-200 per weekend depending on if you choose tent or indoor area. Sorry, no one day vendors. Paid security on site Friday and Saturday Nights.
LOOK FOR 2023 EVENT APPLICATIONS NEXT SEPTEMBER ONLINE.