Old World Christkindlmarkt at the Flint Hills Shakespeare Festival grounds in St. Marys, Kansas, is a Christmas market that follows many centuries of European tradition, mostly German and partially French. Festively decorated, open air stalls, usually in the city centers, sell handcrafted, high quality, artisanal gifts in preparation for Christmas during the Advent season to shoppers who enjoy the beautiful ambiance. Visitors imbibe warm mulled wine type drinks such as Gluhwein (usually in themed collectable mugs), and eat traditional Christkindlmarkt foods. For more information on such Markets from around the world, please see the Wikipedia page here.
Event Location: Sir William's Hollow in St. Marys, KS
Event Dates: Friday, November 24th ~ 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. Saturday, November 25th ~ 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. Friday, December 1st ~ 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. Saturday, December 2nd ~ 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Admission is $7/person per night, ages 5 and under are free; admission can be purchased below or at the Front Gate using cash or card.
Deck the Halls 🎨 - Elevate your holiday decor with hand-painted paper mache ornaments, handmade clay animals, Christmas canal houses, gingerbread cookies, leather ornaments, and more! 🌲✨
Windy Willow 🧸 - Explore wooden wonders, from jewelry to dolls and Christmas ornaments. Each piece is a work of art ready to bring joy to your home. 🎠🚂
Positively Soap & Candle Co 🕯️ - Indulge in soothing scents with hand-poured soy candles, crackling wooden wicks, and a range of handcrafted soap and body products. 🛁🌺
Beck Engraving and Custom Krafts ☕🎨 - Warm up with prepackaged hot cocoa and mulled wine mixes. Discover handcrafted clay and custom lasered wood ornaments, DIY nativity scenes, and charming stocking stuffers. 🍷🎁
Winterwarmen Käse 🧀🍵 - Indulge in gourmet grilled cheese, soup, and hot chocolate. A perfect stop for delicious winter treats! 🍜❄️
Mootz Pretzels 🥨🥤 - Treat yourself to full-sized pretzels – a savory delight sure to satisfy your cravings! 😋🥨
37 Pine Booth A 🕯️🌲 - Dive into German smokers, advent calendars, nutcrackers, handmade candles, and festive goods. Explore an interactive workspace and discover medieval wooden toys, all handmade in Barcelona. 🇩🇪🏰
Mingle Munchery 🍿🎉 - Your go-to for concessions! From popcorn to sweet treats, indulge in a delightful snacking experience. 🎠🍬
Old World Donut Delicacies 🍩🌍 - Treat yourself to sweet charm with donuts, from classics to unique delights. A must-try at the Christkindlmarkt! 🌟🍩
37 Pine Booth C 📅🎄 - Explore handmade advent calendars and embrace the Christmas countdown with charming, festive designs. 🎅🎁
37 Pine Booth B 🌟 - Discover a galaxy of handmade decorative stars that will add a celestial touch to your holiday decor. ✨🌠
Markt Gift Shop 🎁 - Immerse yourself in a tastefully curated collection of trinkets and knick-knacks, each telling its own unique story. 🛍️🎀
Crepes 🥞 - Indulge in a symphony of flavors with delicious crepes of all shapes and sizes. Sweet or savory, there's a crepe for every palate. 🍓🧇
Spiking Station ☕🍹 - Elevate your coffee experience with the Spiking Station, where they can boozify anything. Explore a world of delightful spiked coffee creations. ☕🎉
Vintner 🍷 - Sip and savor the season with Vintner's offerings of gluwein, hot cider, and German beer. A toast to the holidays! 🥂🎄
Nutcracker Sweets 🍭 - Step into a world of nostalgia with old-fashioned candy and hot chocolate. Treat your taste buds to sweet memories. 🍬🍫
Wurstwaren 🌭 - Delight in the savory goodness of delicious German sausages. A culinary journey to savor! 🇩🇪🌟
TomCo Laser LLC 🙏🌲 - Explore classic holiday wooden prayer cards and customizable wooden plaques featuring Saints and common Catholic prayers. A touch of spirituality for the season. ✝️🎨
Crazy Pug Woodworking 🎄 - Embark on a festive adventure with holiday wreaths, nativity scenes, and a delightful array of wooden creations. Each piece tells a whimsical holiday tale. 🐾🔨
Unique Wreaths By Elizabeth 🌿🎀 - Unveil the artistry of unique handmade holiday wreaths that promise to bring a touch of elegance to your festive decorations. 🌲✨
Petite Noel 🍫🍭 - Indulge in the sweetness of the season with Petite Noel's delectable offerings of chocolates, candies, candied nuts, roasted chestnuts, and charming small gifts. 🎁🌰
Chestnut Roasting Station 🌰🔥 - Experience the warmth and aroma of the season with fresh roasted chestnuts from the Chestnut Roasting Station. A true winter delight! ❄️🌰
Dumb Ox Publications 📚✝️ - Dive into a world of Catholic heritage, culture, and traditions for the Advent Season. Explore a curated collection of Advent activities, calendars, wreaths, candles, banners, and books. From Jesse Tree activities to handmade felt ornaments, each piece celebrates the richness of traditions from around the world. 🕯️🎄
Galactic Goodies Candy Co. 🚀🍬 - Blast off into a world of sweet delights with freeze-dried candy from Galactic Goodies Candy Co. Experience the crunch of the cosmos in every bite! 🌌🍭
Some things to keep in mind...
Inclement Weather: This is an outdoor event, in the event of inclement weather the decision to delay or cancel will be made up to one hour before the gates open. If the conditions of the field are not suitable for parking, a shuttle will be provided. All weather related announcements will be made here and on social media. In event of a weather cancellation, all online tickets will be refunded for that day.
Pets: No pets please
Parking: parking is onsite in the field adjacent to the festival grounds.
Please contact us using the various methods below if you have any other questions!