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
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!
Meet our Vendors!
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.
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!
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!
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 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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
"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.