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Entertainment a Feature of Christkindlmarkt

Live Entertainment all day, both days, at the Musik Café located at the FPHS Practice Gym Markt Site at this year’s Ferdinand Christkindlmarkt to be held November 17-18.  The Musik Café located in the Forest Park High School Markt site is where continuous (free) live musical performances are planned both days of the markt.

The slate of performers include many very talented local performers. Also on stage will be a live Glockenspiel, or cuckoo clock at 11 a.m., noon, and 1 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday.




9 a.m.

Ray Major

No Performance

10 a.m.

Amelia Lutz

Ray Major

11 a.m.



11:20 a.m.

Strings, Inc.

Strings, Inc.




12:20 p.m.

Jeff Frankum

St. Ferdinand Children's Choir

1 p.m.



1:20 p.m.

Jimmy Lutz

Amelia Lutz

2 p.m.

Hillary Cremeens

Anissa Bradley

3 p.m.

Jimmy Lutz

Haley Lorey

4 p.m.

Jamison Denning

No Performance

Free Concerts – not to be missed!

An amazing 100 member chorus, the Celebration Singers, will be performing new seasonal selections and traditional Christmas carols on Saturday at 7:00 p.m. EST at St. Ferdinand Church.  There will be a Sisters of St. Benedict Concert  on Sunday at 3 p.m. EST inside the Monastery Immaculate Conception Church.  As there is no admission to either concert, a freewill offering is encouraged.

 The Christkindlmarkt is open on Saturday, November 17th from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST , and on Sunday, November 18th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST , at six markt sites: the Ferdinand Community Center, the YMCA Antiques Markt, Forest Park High School (two gyms, the lower commons, and the cafeteria), the Monastery Event Center, Ferdinand Elementary Gym,  and the Ferdinand American Legion.  Over 200 booths featuring antiques, folk art, quality handcrafted items, food, and wine will be showcased at this annual event.  Food and drink are available at each site.

Opening Ceremony: 

 (November 16)  
 Friday, 6:30 p.m. EST

Markt Hours: 

 (November 17)
 Saturday,  9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
 (November 18)
 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