VENDORS

Christkindlmarkt LaPorte

  • FOOD & DRINK
  • MARKET & ENTERTAINMENT
  • CHRISTMAS TREES

 

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.

 

 2023 MARKET

THANKSGIVING WEEK

WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY

11/22, 24, & 25: 11AM - 8PM

CLOSED THANKSGIVING DAY

Plan for Thanksgiving Week?  

CHRISTKINDLMARKT DATES & HOURS

Wednesday, November 22: 11am-8pm

Friday, November 24: 11am-8pm

Saturday, November 25: 11am-8pm

 

SCHEDULE

LaPorte County Fairgrounds

Park/Enter through Main Gate

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!

COMPETITIONS

 

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ON FUN FEST

COMPETITIONS!

The Market

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 open 9/1/23

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

BUY YOUR  

CHRISTMAS TREE

AT 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 contact@bethanylaporte.org

Garland, Swags, Wreaths, & Kissing Boughs also available.

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

Amazing musical entertainment brings the Christkindlmarkt to life.

Wednesday Entertainment

Schedule Subject to Change

12-2: Lola Bard Carolers2-4: Blue Sky Music3-6: Santa Claus4-6pm: Die Musikmeister6:30 pm: Stein Hoisting Contest6-8pm: Jonny James

Friday Entertainment

Schedule Subject to Change

12-4: Die Musikmeisters1-4pm: Elves Toy Shop1-4pm: Santa Claus4-6pm: Lola Bard Carolers6-8pm: TBA

Saturday Entertainment

Schedule Subject to Change

12-4: The German Band1-4pm: Santa Claus1-5: Animals of the Nativity4-6pm: Lola Bard Carolers6-8pm: TBA

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VENDOR REGISTRATION

YES... BOOTH SPACES ARE  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: $150 or $300 for all three days depending on vendor type and space needs.

Sorry, no one day vendors.

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APPLICATIONS  NOW OPEN