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Get in the Holiday Spirit at the Grand Rapids Christkindl Markt

Coming back in 2024!

The 2023 debut of the Christkindl Markt at the Grand Rapids Downtown Market was a huge success – and organizers are already hard at work planning for 2024.

The 2024 Christkindl Markt will once again bring the magic of a traditional European-style Christmas village to downtown Grand Rapids. You can count on shopping for one-of-a-kind gifts, savoring delicious food & drink, and soaking up festive family fun in an expansive outdoor space beautifully decorated for the holidays.

We’ll bring you the dates for the 2024 Markt as soon as they’re announced. In the meantime, take a look at some of the highlights of the 2023 Markt.

Christkindl Markt at the Downtown Market
Christkindl Markt at the Downtown Market

36 huts will feature an array of vendors selling one-of-a-kind gifts and food treats.

Photo by Bryan Esler for Experience GR

2023 Christkindl Markt At a Glance

The Christkindl Markt dazzled visitors with 26 days and nights of Christmas lights and holiday bites, running Wednesdays through Sundays from Nov. 17 - Dec. 23, 2023. Visitors enjoyed:

  • 35+ outdoor vendor booths filled with artisan food, handmade gifts and more
  • Stage and strolling entertainment, from carolers to Santa & Mrs. Claus
  • Outdoor curling sheets for playing the sport that originated in medieval Scotland
  • Private chalets accommodating up to 8 people for food and fellowship
  • A German-style beverage hall serving Glühwein (glow wine) and other hot beverages, plus a special beer brewed exclusively for the event by Brewery Vivant
  • Additional shopping inside the Grand Rapids Downtown Market, where 20+ artisan food vendors offer delectable cuisine and specialty food products
Christkindl Markt at the Downtown Market
Christkindl Markt at the Downtown Market

Unique gifts and specialty items to complete your holiday shopping!

Photo by Bryan Esler for Experience GR

It looks like the Christkindl Market has already taken its place among the beloved holiday events West Michigan visitors and residents look forward to every year, right up there with the Christmas and Holiday Traditions exhibition at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, the Christmas Lite Show at LMCU Ballpark, the Downtown Grand Rapids Tree Lighting Ceremony and Grand Rapids Ballet’s The Nutcracker.

We can’t wait to welcome you back – or for the first time – in 2024!

Family at the Christkindl Markt 2023
Family & friends at the Christkindl Markt 2023

The Christkindl Markt is fun for family and friends of all ages!

Photo by Bryan Esler for Experience GR.

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