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16novAll Day17FeaturedFerdinand Christkindlmarkt

The Ferdinand Christkindlmarkt takes place November 16-17, 2019.


Event Details

The Ferdinand Christkindlmarkt takes place November 16-17, 2019, throughout the town of Ferdinand, Indiana.

Held the third full weekend in November annually, features over 200 lavishly decorated booths spilling over with quality hand-created items, Christmas wares, antiques, art, delicious regional food and wine, live entertainment, free concerts, free tours, and so much more.

What is Christkindlmarkt?

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.


Handmade treasures and treats abound in over 200 stalls featuring table and wall décor, snowmen, folk art, primitives, Santas, original artwork, seasonal displays, inspirational, wood carvings, wooden signs, florals, rustic furniture, baskets, baby, herbal soaps, jewelry, scarves,purses, hats, wood crafts, quilts, candles, chocolates, gourmet fudge, jams, baked goods, cinnamon rolls, apple strudel, schnitzel, wine and much more.

Antiques Market

More than 40 booths will feature antiques, including glass, china, bisque, books, jewelry, primitives, furniture, pottery, linens, vintage, collectibles, Christmas, etc. If the warm wood tones don’t draw you in, maybe the cinnamon roasted nuts or wine surely will!

How to Become a Vendor

The Ferdinand Christkindlmarkt committee handles all vendor approvals – find details here.

How to Get Here

Ferdinand is located on State Road 162, 1/4 mile north of I-64, exit 63, in Southern Indiana’s Hill Country, one hour west of Louisville, KY and 45 minutes east of Evansville, IN. Just park and ride; shuttle service is provided for free.

Shuttles travel between the six markt sites via the Green (North) and Red (South) Routes and loop through town to other attractions and shopping venues.

Planning Your Trip

Food and snacks are available throughout the markts – you can also find great local dining options in Ferdinand and the surrounding area.

With two days of shopping, you can make an entire weekend of exploring the quaint southern Indiana region. Book a bed & breakfast or a comfy hotel stay for a restful night of sleep; view a list of nearby places here.

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november 16 (Saturday) - 17 (Sunday)


Ferdinand, Indiana

Ferdinand, Indiana


  1. I am interested in the chriskindlemarkt show. I am a jewelry artist. Please send me an application.

    Mary Ann Hoskins
    [email protected]

    1. Please visit this link to learn how to become a Christkindlmarkt vendor:

  2. Do you purchase tickets to attend this? And when does it open on the 16th? Is there at brochure for the weekend? I read somewhere about a German dinner. What about reservations and info. Are there hotels or bed and breakfast in the area?
    Thank you

    1. Christkindlmarkt has free admission, no tickets are required. Markt hours begin at 9:00 am ET on the 16. We have brochures available, you may request one by emailing [email protected] with your mailing address. A German dinner takes place after the Christkindlmarkt Eve Opening Ceremony – reservations are required for the dinner. Enjoy a German buffet dinner with entertainment at 7:00 p.m. EST in beautiful St. Gertrude Hall at Monastery Immaculate Conception. Dinner reservations required ($32). Parties interested in reserving dinner tickets can call 812.367.1411, ext. 7345 between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. EST. All proceeds benefit the Sisters of St. Benedict. There are many hotels and bed & breakfast options in the area – you may view a complete list here:

  3. Coming with a group of girls and a few cars following..where is the best place to park??

    1. Parking is available throughout the town. The schools, community center, and YMCA all have spacious parking lots. Shuttle service is available at each location.

  4. What are the dates for 2020.

    1. The 2020 dates for Chritskindlmarkt are November 21-22.


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