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Southern Indiana Hamlet Gears Up for 21st Annual Christkindlmarkt

The heady aroma of authentic Bavarian specialty foods and an incredible array of Christmas wares, antiques, quality hand-crafted, and primitives await the public at Ferdinand’s Christkindlmarkt, Saturday and Sunday, November 17 and 18, 2018, held annually the 3rd full weekend in November.

In Germany, Christmas wares and gifts are sold in the festival-style setting of Christkindlmarkt. During the weeks of Advent, toy makers, basket weavers, wood carvers, candle makers and other artisans set up booths in front of the local church, where browsers make their selections. The custom began in the 14th century and continues today in the charming "Bavarian" village of Ferdinand, Indiana.

Ferdinand’s Christkindlmarkt is one of the most authentic in the United States and has recently been voted one of the Top 100 Events in the Nation by the American Bus Association.  Markt sites are located indoors throughout town.  Parking is free as is the optional shuttle service on Saturday between markt sites, admission, and entertainment.

Thousands will gather in Ferdinand, Indiana, to help kick-off their Christmas seasons beginning with Christkindlmarkt Eve which is a beautiful traditional ceremony opening up this year's events that span the following two days.

Please look through our web site and plan to visit this November as we celebrate with this year's Christkindlmarkt, held annually on the third full weekend in November. We are sure that after you do you will want to return year after year!

Christkindlmarkt hours are Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST and Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. EST.


Opening Ceremony: 

 (November 15)  
 Friday, 6:30 p.m. EST

Markt Hours: 

 (November 16)
 Saturday,  9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
 (November 17)
 Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 


"... a must to begin your Holiday Season! Don’t miss the festivities and great, hand-made-only vendor product from across the country!"

E. Herndon - Indiana