Christkindlmarkt Eve takes place November 15, 2019, at the Monastery of Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand, Indiana. About Christkindlmarkt Eve All who wish to experience the magic are invited to gather on the
Christkindlmarkt Eve takes place November 15, 2019, at the Monastery of Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand, Indiana.
About Christkindlmarkt Eve
All who wish to experience the magic are invited to gather on the sloped, west side lawn of the majestically domed Monastery Immaculate Conception at 6:30 p.m. EST. There, the Christkindl, or Christmas Angel, will appear (as she has done at Nuremberg, Germany’s Christkindlmarkts for over 500 years) and regale the assembled with her angelic, melodious voice. Children will light the way as trumpeters herald in the markt, monks chant, choirs sing, and the Sisters of St. Benedict Bell Choir will perform.
This outdoor Christkindlmarkt Eve event is free and open to all who wish to live a little magic. The Sisters will be hosting their annual Monastery Baked Goods Bake Sale immediately following the 30-minute program. In the case of rain, the opening ceremony will be held inside the monastic crypt.
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.
Parking is available on the grounds at Monastery Immaculate Conception. Ferdinand is located on State Road 162, 1/4 mile north of I-64, exit 63, one hour west of Louisville, KY and 45 minutes east of Evansville, IN.
Planning Your Trip
On Saturday and Sunday, the annual Christkindlmarkt takes over the entire town of Ferdinand. Shop 200 booths of arts and crafts and antique vendors. Also, sample the tasty German fare, or take in a musical performance.
Plenty of nearby places to stay provide a relaxing overnight visit – view a list of local hotels here.
For more information, visit FerdinandChristkindlmarkt.com.
(Friday) 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm