Danke Schön, Hudson!
The Hudson-Landsberg Christkindlmarkt Committee would like to thank the community for its overwhelming support at the second annual Christkindlmarkt on the Hudson Clocktower Green! This year's event was featured on a national list of Christmas Markets put out by the German Embassy. The traditional “German Christmas Market” came to life December 13th-15th —with tents decorated for the season, vendors sharing beautiful unique gift items, and guests tasting delicious European specialties. The “gemütlichkeit” could be felt as people strolled the Green drinking hot mulled cider in commemorative Hudson Christkindlmarkt mugs. The festive and joyous holiday spirit was clear in the faces of everyone who attended and we hope that feeling will carry well into 2020!
A special thanks goes to our key sponsors Hudson Community Foundation, Burton D. Morgan Foundation, and GIE Media Inc. without whose support the event could not have taken place. The funds raised at the event will go toward student grants to visit Landsberg, Germany this summer as well as scholarships for students continuing the study of German at college. We currently have one student visiting from Landsberg and expect two more this spring. Hudson-Landsberg Sister City is also busy planning for a contingent of citizens from Landsberg to visit our city over the 4th of July weekend this summer.
Fri. 12/13 4-8 PM
Sat. 12/14 12-8 PM
Sun 12/15 12-4 PM
Children (toddler -grade 5) are invited to the First Congregational Church on Saturday, Dec. 14th from 3-5 pm to make lanterns.
Children can then participate in a parade starting at 5:00 in front of the church.
Organized by Hudson Montessori
This program is supported by a grant from The Hudson Community Foundation
This program is supported by a grant from The Burton D. Morgan Foundation
Meet our Vendors!
Christkindlmarkt Committee & Hudson's Food Truck
Meet the volunteers behind the event as they sell mulled apple cider to warm your soul, 1/3 lb. bratwurst to fill your belly, and wool mittens to keep your fingers toasty! Proceeds fund youth exchange, scholarships, and activities with our sister city of Landsberg, Germany.
Original Strudel Factory
Our name says it all (well, most of it)! We have fresh-baked apple, cherry, cheese, and pumpkin strudel! If that is not enough for you, we also offer savories like broccoli-cheese, beef Wellington, and German sausage. Wash it down with some of our gourmet coffees, teas, mochas, and more!
Ricky & Charlie's Country Kitchen
Sharing recipes I have from my Oma! Pfeffernüsse has a distinct flavor of white pepper and anise. The Lebkuchen bars have that gingerbread taste...only better. The pumpernickel and rye breads always remind my mom of visiting the Chrsitkindlmarkt when she was in Germany. We will also have Mason Jar Cookie Mix - the perfect way to get even the youngest cook involved in creating memories!
Two Branches: Totally Nuts
It wouldn't be a German Holiday market without the scent of roasted nuts wafting through the air! Stop by for a bag to eat while you stroll and come back for a supply to have at home or give as gifts! We have cinnamon roasted almonds, cashews, and pecans. Gift boxes of cinnamon roasted nuts, chocolate almonds, salted cashews, and butter toffee peanuts available!
Great Lakes Bakery
The Christstollen is a holiday bread that legend says was made to represent the Christchild in swaddling. This yeasted cake is filled with candied orange, lemon, and citron peels as well as chopped almonds and marzipan for that extra touch! (Nut-free versions are available). Lebkuchen and other German holiday treats will also be available.
Treat yourself to our selection of sweet or savory crepes (German: Pfannkuchen or Palatschinke). You can also try a fresh potato pancake with applesauce or sour cream. For a taste of the Old World, try our Hunklich, a Transylvanian Saxon dessert!
Find that special something for the special someone! We offer silver pendants, earrings, rings, bracelets and bangles. We also have a selection of handmade copper and brass jewlery.
Handcrafted Cajons and Trejon drums made from native and exotic wood species. We offer many different styles of hand instruments for all ages and skill levels. Give the gift of music!
Young Entrepreneur Market
YEM offers hand-crafted items created by K-12 students including but not limited to greeting cards, baked products, 3D printed ornaments, coaters, pet pillows, soap. We will have new Young Entrepreneurs every 4 hours so stop by frequently to see what the next generation is thinking up!
Metal Meets Clay
I hand sculpt all these unique figures using paper clay and antique cans (spice, talc, automotive, mirror boxes, etc). Santas get an Old European look using hand-pulled wool or alpaca, etc. for hair, beards. Also for the holidays, are plenty of elves along with happy snowmen..(Mr. and Mrs.) looking for homes.
Keep toasty warm while staying fashionable with hats, scarves, and accessories from alpaca wool! Needle felted sculptures, ornaments, and wall hangings will make the perfect gift (for someone else or for yourself).
We have handmade teddy bears, sachets, and tooth fairy bags made from previously loved quilts. You can also bring home birdhouses and bird feeders made in Ohio from 100% reclaimed barn wood and/or live edge lumber salvaged from Ohio specialty mills. For the young Buckeyes get the "O is for Ohio" picture book.
Traditions From Germany
Imported decorations from the heart of Christmas in Germany: the Erzgebirge! These wooden nutcrackers, Christmas pyramids, incense smokers, and other decorations are handcrafted in Germany. Bring a taste of German traditions home with you!
Heart of the Tree - Toymaker
Revisit your childhood and share the fun with these handmade wooden toys. The toymaker has toys for every budget and every child! The toys are made from native Ohio trees including oak, walnut, ash, poplar, beech, maple, and cherry. The wood is sustainably harvested and turned into beautiful heirloom-quality pieces.
MishMoccs are handmade leather baby moccasins intended to guide our children’s first steps and honor our veteran’s sacrifice. MishMoccs is focused on employing retired veterans and donating a percentage of profit from each sale to aid disabled veterans.
Krampus of Cleveland
Have you been good this year?... Let's hope so! Krampus is a tradition from southern Germany and Austria who accompanies Saint Nicholas. While Saint Nicholas rewards good children, Krampus is charged with punishing the bad!
Get your picture taken and check out the cool Krampus merch!
Morning Song Garden
Our natural products are all made with pure Ohio beeswax from Ohio beekeepers who treat their hives organically. Enjoy our Bee Balm, Lotion Bars, Lip Balm, a complete Facial Skincare line, gift sets, Men's Soap, a Baby Bee line, Olive Oil Soap, Shampoo Bars, and more!
This carving technique is a rare ancient Eastern European Folk Art. Each design is hand-carved from a single piece of fallen white cedar The beauty in the design is that they are carved from one piece of wood. No glue or staples are ever used. Each piece has its own personality creating dove, hummingbird, or love birds.
Entirely palm free for both ecological and humanitarian reasons.
Entirely natural aesthetics provided by Mother Earth.
Entirely essential oils, zero fragrances.
Entirely free of synthetic dyed micas or oxides.
Experience My Usoapia!
Juniper Creative Co
Looking for a specialized gift for that special someone? I offer custom-designed, hand-painted personalized Hudson family ornaments. You can also find personalized wooden ornaments for Hudson and neighboring cities!
Ann's Raspberry Farm
We artfully handcraft our award-winning preserves and pickles, in small batches, from whole fruits and vegetables as we harvest - for you to enjoy! These will make perfect stocking stuffers or for entertaininig guests!
Haas Stein Haus
What could be more German than a stein? Admire our collection of new and antique hand-painted German beer steins! Perfect for placing on your mantel, adding to a collection, or enjoying a cold beverage!
The taste of the holiday! Chocolate Moonshine Co. produces and develops luxury chocolate and fudge in Pittsburgh, PA. All of our products are world-class luxury chocolate and award-winning with flavors like Salted Caramel Bourbon, Bananas Foster w/rum, Barrel Aged Whiskey and Black Cherry Bourbon.
Ohio Organics & Nature
Ohio Organics & Nature's foundation is to provide organic grocer products not only healthy and safe for your family, but are also made and approved by our friendly customers. Our boutique is also pleased to offer unique, hand-crafted products made with love by local artisans.
From your local shop to that special person in your life! We offer a variety of natural soaps, lotions, sugar and salt scrubs, and specialty soaps like Old World Santa and German cookie soaps. We also have Christmas bath salts and fizzies.
Sickels Moon Handmade
Be inspired by jewelry such as necklaces, rings, earrings, bracelets made from abstract or acrylic pour paintings as well as from gemstones and other upcycled materials.
Be enchanted by handmade wood cutting boards and cutting boards with resin artwork. I learned how to make them from my grandfather, who learned from his father, who came from Germany in the early 1930s.
Coffee grounds and beans to make Christmas morning all the more enjoyable or give them to the "Joe"-lover in your life!