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Hudson Christkindlmarkt 2023

Are you excited for live entertainment, delicious food and unique handmade art and gifts? You won't have to wait long: the 2023 Hudson Christkindlmarkt is coming soon! Mark your calendars for December 8th, 9th, and 10th.

Dec. 8-10, 2023
Friday from 4-8 pm
Saturday from noon-8pm
Sunday from noon-4pm

Return of LIVE music

We are pleased to announce the return of live entertainment. You can expect choirs, a brass band, and accordion players to get you in the holiday spirit!

Returning  this year! Storytime with Mrs. Pratt!

Enjoy holiday stories read by Mrs. Pratt 

  • Friday at 5:30

  • Saturday at 2:00 and 4:00

  • Sunday at 1:30

*additional times possible​

Krampus Hunt

Can your little one find Krampus? Pick up a scavenger hunt sheet, solve the riddles to find Krampus around the Markt, and win a chocolatey prize!


This event is supported by a grant from The Burton D. Morgan Foundation

Thanks to our friends:


Meet our Vendors!

Food Vendors

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Christkindlmarkt Committee 

Meet the volunteers behind the event as they sell Glühwein (mulled wine), draft beer and mulled apple cider to warm your soul and wool mittens to keep your fingers toasty! Proceeds fund youth exchange, scholarships, and activities with our sister city of Landsberg, Germany. 

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Nona's Confectionary

Satisfy your sweet tooth with Hudson's newest chocolatier! These make great stocking stuffers or serve at your next holiday gathering. We offer solid chocolate pops, varied flavors of Bonbons, and a Bourbon Pretzel Mix perfect for you-know-who!

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Reinecker's Bakery

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

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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!


Pink Piggy Barbecue

While barbecue is her jam, Chef Christina, will be channeling her German heritage and providing delicious bratwursts and sauerkraut for our Christkindlmarkt.


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!


Daisy Pops

Daisy Cakes, a Hudson Farmer’s Market favorite, will be returning to Hudson at this year’s Christkindlmarkt. Daisy Pops is a local bakery that specializes in creating delightful and delicious cake pops. With dozens of flavors and endless designs, these treats are sure to add a little extra pop to your day.

Gift Vendors


Custom Wooden Treasures

Custom-made Executive fountain pens, ballpoint twist pens, and cocobolo wood ice cream scoops! As well as many other products including measuring spoons/cups, clocks, mechanical pencils, pizza cutters, stylus pens and other keepsakes.


Chandra's Passions

Chandra is one of the few master wood carvers specializing in bird fans in the country. This carving technique is a rare ancient Eastern European Art. Each design is hand carved from a single piece of White Cedar. Chandra will be creating her art live all weekend!

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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.

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, coasters, 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!

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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.

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Alpaca, Kid and Ewe

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). Horned Krampus hats will complete your "fit".  


The Smoked Pit

Bourbon/cocktail smokers, chacuterie boards, drink flights and wood signs. All made from live edge wood. These make perfect gifts for the drink consieur who has everything!

Till Family Farms


100+ year old recipe handed down from our Eastern European Grandmother who used only the natural pectin in the fruit to make her jams. Our small batch artisanal jams are made in our copper jam pan with our all natural fruits, organic cane sugar and organic lemon juice. For the holidays we showcase many unique flavors. 


We use the same cold process method as our Grandparents and Great-Grandparents when making our soaps. Our soaps are paraben and sulfate free. We use all natural ingredients, with many coming directly from our farm.


Mish 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.

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OH! Krampus 

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 with Krampus and St. Nick!

Krampus Kares: 100% of donations and sales will be donated to Miracle League of Lake County! This is our way of giving back!

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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!

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Everything Bier stein related: new, collectable, and custom. High-quality German steins. They're also willing to appraise any stein you may have collected over the years. And best of all, they know German drinking games! 

MAB Elements


MAB Elements creates unique metal and stone jewelry. Each piece is individually handcrafted to bring joy and beauty to your life.

Elm Ridge Home


At Elm Ridge Home we offer handmade personalized gifts that make a house a home! We will have a variety items ready for you, including:

  • Hand printed adult and child matching apron sets

  • Hand printed apron, oven mitt and pot holder sets

  • Hand printed tote bags

  • Hand printed pillows

  • Hand printed ceramic Christmas ornaments

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Pane in the Glass

Stop by our tent for one of a kind, hand crafted Stained Glass sun catchers, unique Stained Glass hanging window panels, and gift ideas from up-cycled silver plated flatware. 


Olivia's Kloset

Let those monsters out of the closet to grace your wardrobe. Olivia's Kloset makes one-of-a-kind fleece monster hats and toys for all ages.

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Images in Bloom

Images in Bloom Studio offer a great selection of natural handcrafted soap, shaving products, lotions and solid cologne/perfume. In addition we offer hand painted silk scarves and earrings made from silk cocoons. 


Tin Treasures

The folks at Orchard Canyon Heirlooms keep an American craft alive. We hand bend, solder,and snip tinplate into the highest quality tin cookie cutters and accessories available today. Throughout the house, barn and workshop of our 1850’s Ohio farmstead, we recreate a product unique to Colonial and Early American tinsmiths.


Mittens by Lori

These mittens are made from felted wool sweaters and lined with thick warm polar fleece to keep your fingers toasty-warm and fashionable all winter. Stop by the Hudson Christkindlmarkt tent to try a pair on!


Sandee River Farms

Sandee River Farms is excited to be part of the 2022 Hudson Christkindlmarkt.  We will have dried herbs, dried herb blends, herb teas, and potpourri.  We will also be bringing gift boxes and hostess gifts with our selections of dried herb blends and tea.  We have photo cards and matted prints done by Lisa Malak.

All That and a Bar of Soap

Handmade soaps, body products, candles, and wax melts crafted using quality ingredients and rigorously tested personal formulations to deliver the best products possible. With a wide variety of scents, All That And A Bar Of Soap has something for everyone!

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Indigo Lake Sauce Company

These small batch BBQ sauces make the perfect gift for that someone with a taste for quality - or for yourself! With these sauces, you'll have everything you need to delight taste buds all year round. 


A portion of all sales are donated to the Alzheimer’s Association. 


Moonlight Hill 

Still looking for that perfect gift? Look no further!

We make cutting/charcuterie boards with local Ohio Hardwoods. In addition, we offer laser cut ornaments, decorations, slate coasters, wood earrings, and door signs. 


Misty Dawn Handwovens

Handwoven personal and household items such as scarves, shawls, placemats, table runners and towels created from natural fibers such as cotton, wool, silk, and tencel.

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Totally Tangled Creations

Looking for something TOTALLY different? We got you covered at Totally Tangled Creations! We offer original drawings on cards, coloring books, T-shirts, and prints. In addition, we have unique 3D wood and gourd art. 


Curious Critters

"Get 'em off the iPad and into the woods!" That's been my motto! These books, prints and games with vibrant pictures  will encourage young nature lovers and their families to watch and listen for wildlife in their own backyards and other places near home. 

David Fitzsimmons is an award-winning free-lance photographer and writer. 


Patrie's Crafts

Need a game for the whole family this holiday season? Try our Marble Board! The game is for 2-6 players ages 5 to 105! It is simple to play, yet requires strategy to win. 

Our handmade Board comes with marbles and a laminated set of instructions. 


Fiber + Grain

Our home decor studios specializing in handmade textiles, reclaimed wood pieces and upcycled gift items. Visit our tent for table runners, cloth napkins, tea towels, and coasters. We also offer a selection of ornaments and small gifts made from upcycled or scrap materials


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