An Annual event
A Christmas Experience
Inspired by the traditional German, open-air Christmas markets, Excelsior Christkindlsmarkt brings a cherished German tradition with local charm and a festive holiday atmosphere to Excelsior, Minnesota.
The festival features German holiday foods, decor, gifts and entertainment for the entire family. It is the family event of the season and free and open to the public. Find out more.
Schedule of Events
Fun for All
Meet the live reindeer and Father Christmas, ride the NorthPole Trolley, listen to live music and ride a horse drawn buggy. Sip a mug of gluhwein and do your Christmas shopping.
Watch the Children’s Lighted Lantern Parade, a sight to behold of 1,000+ children with glowing lights and take the kids to KinderWorld, a children’s heated center for music, storytelling and more.
Christkind angel & father christmas
Beer & gluhwein
for the children
The heated KinderWorld is Sugar Plum Fairyland where children experience the wonder and fun of Christmas time.
The merriment of the season is celebrated with storytelling, traditional Christmas stories, Balloon Artist, Enchanted Frozen Princesses, Christmas Music, the Christkind Angel, Father Christmas and more!
The event always falls on Small Business Saturday and supports a variety of small businesses as part of the event and in the town of Excelsior. Visit the open-air market vendors for modern, vintage and traditional artisan gifts and an array of delicious holiday and German foods and beverages. View all 2019 vendors.
This wonderful holiday event wouldn’t exist without the generosity of our sponsors. Interested in being an event sponsor? Contact us.
follow the reindeer
The event will once again take place in downtown Excelsior in the parking lot behind the East Water Street shops.