Christkindl on Main

2019

We may not be able to have a Christkindlmarkt this year but that won't stop us from having gemütlichkeit!

Hudson-Landsberg Sister City is pleased to announce our first Christkindl on Main, a safe event for the family during these uncertain times. 

December 12 & 13

Saturday from 12-4

Sunday from 12-4

Glühwein and Cider have been canceled. Please find recipes on our Facebook Page

Event Canceled

Thank you for all the support this year. We tried to bring the city and its citizens another magical event but the current health crisis makes it impossible for us to responsibly host an event. 

Please consider giving your patronage to our vendors - contact information below. With so many events canceled this year, they would appreciate your help.

The Hudson Christkindlmarkt will be back next year! May you find Gemütlichkeit until then.

  • Krampus Scavenger Hunt

    Families can find Krampus hiding in shop windows around First & Main. Find all 10 for a chance to win a prize! Pick up the clue sheet at Destination Hudson or print the form below.

    Dec. 12th - 20th

  • Meet Krampus

    Krampus will be on Main Street for pictures and a friendly scare. Just keep your distance!

  • Musik

    Holiday music, including your favorites as well as German classics, will accompany you on your stroll through the Hudson winter wonderland. 

  • Window Scene

    See a German holiday scene in the window of the old Peach Tree - decorated by Hudson-Landsberg Sister City and  Hudson Garden Club. 

Organized by Hudson Montessori

While we will not be able to have any vendors at our event this year, we encourage you to find them online and support these local artists. Consider supporting a local artist for your gift and gastro needs this holiday season. See links below!

Meet our Vendors!

Food Vendors

Reinecker's Bakery

A local favorite selling warm Bavarian pretzels as well as holiday cookies, pastries, and bread. Get every baked good you need to enjoy the holiday!

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.  

Bluegrass Kitchen

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!

Gift Vendors

Silver Dragon

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.

JDub

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!

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.

Whistler's Glen

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).  

Yesterbear

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. 

Misch Moccs

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! 

Chandra's Passion

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.

MyUsoapia

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.

        Entirely chemical-free.

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!

Chocolate Moonshine

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.

Gwendolyn Elizabeth

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.

Joe's Coffee

Coffee grounds and beans to make Christmas morning all the more enjoyable or give them to the "Joe"-lover in your life!

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