Authentic German Holiday Shopping at the Christkindlmarkt

Christkindlmarkt is the Cincinnati region’s oldest and most authentic German Christmas market. Based on traditional Christmas markets that are popular throughout Germany, the Christkindlmarkt is mostly under a covered pavilion with heated tents, some booths and attractions can be found outdoors.


November 4-6, 2022

Sip on a cold German bier or enjoy a cup of Glühwein, hot mulled wine, while shopping for unique gifts from Germany and from local crafters. Listen to music that will get you in the holiday spirit!

Popular imported German items include: bier steins, cuckoo clocks, nutcrackers, linens, glass-blown ornaments, candle arches called “Schwibbogen” and “pyramid” candle holders with carousels that rotate when the candles are lit. Also, a nice selection of high-quality items from local artisans.

Food choices include mock turtle soup, traditional wursts, some sinful pastries. Grab some extra to take home!

Christkindlmarkt for Kids

For the kids, the Germania Society will have Santa and Mrs. Claus, the Christkind, St. Nikolaus, a lantern parade and petting zoo.

So come get your Christmas shopping done EARLY— the fun, German way—at Christkindlmarkt, a Cincinnati tradition since 1998.


Santa Claus – 5:15 pm to 7:15 pm

Saint Nikolaus – 7:45 pm to 9:45 pm

Krampus – 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm


Christkind – 12:00 pm on main stage

Santa Claus – 12:15 pm to 2:30 pm

Saint Nikolaus – 3:00 pm to 6:30 pm

Krampus – 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Lantern Parade – 6:30 pm

Santa Claus – 7:00 pm to 9:45 pm


Santa Claus – 12:15 pm to 2:15 pm

Saint Nikolaus – 2:45 pm to 4:45 pm  

Christkind – 12:00 pm on main stage


Christkindlmarkt is located at 3529 W Kemper Rd Cincinnati, OH 45251.

Admission is $5 per person, credit/debit ONLY. FREE admission for 12-under & active or retired military with current ID.

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