German Christmas Market of Oconomowoc

November 27th - December 1st, 2024

Experience Authentic European Food & Drink, Unique Shopping Opportunities, Live Polka Music and Much More!

This year we are celebrating our 13th Anniversary, and will be opening the Entertainment Tent on Wednesday, November 27, 2024 at 5pm and Big Al & the Hi Fi’s play from 7-10pm. Then on Friday, November 29, 2024 the entire market will open at 10 AM.

FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE! We will be offering a FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE on Friday and Saturday of the market from 10 AM – 10 PM.  The shuttle will drop off in front of Etcetera, 118 E Wisconsin Ave and pick up at Nature Hill Intermediate School, 850 Lake Drive, Oconomowoc. The shuttle will run every hour.

Bring the entire family or plan to meet up with friends.

You’ll love the sights and smells of a warm, inviting German Christmas complete with warm roasted nuts, authentic German beer and incredible gifts you won’t find in any mall or retail store!

The German Christmas Market Brings Old World Charm and Spirit to Your Neighborhood!

Nestled against the shore of Fowler Lake lies the promise of something grand for you and your kinfolk this Thanksgiving weekend.  The German Christmas Market of Oconomowoc is the perfect place to gather and enjoy authentic European food & drink and shop for handcrafted gifts. Feel transported to a magical holiday wonderland complete with live polka music, a heated Biergarten, photos with Santa and more. The Christmas Market is a can’t-miss shopping and entertainment venue that rivals even those found in Europe. No holiday season is complete without a day (or two) out at the German Christmas Market of Oconomowoc.  This 11th annual event is a celebration of our sister city, Dietzenbach, Germany and the hearty German community here in Wisconsin.
 
 Whether you are German or not, we promise you will feel like you are. There are warm tents and outdoor festivities, so the weather matters little. We have special guests slated throughout the event and live entertainment from start to finish. Prost!

Sneak Peek Inside the Market

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The Flavor of the German Christmas Market

The German Christmas Market has something for everyone regardless of age and tastes. It’s Europe meets Wisconsin mixed with holiday merriment. Come for an hour and stay for the day and night!

Something New for 2023 – we will be offering a FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE on Friday and Saturday of the market from 10 AM – 10 PM – Runs Every Hour.  The shuttle will drop off in front of Etcetera, 118 E Wisconsin Ave and pick up at
Nature Hill Intermediate School, 850 Lake Drive, Oconomowoc.

Christmas Village

  • Under a Canopy of Soft Christmas lights
  • Over 30 Unique Retail Vendor Outdoor Huts
  • Many Indoor Retail Vendors
  • Huge Steel Fire Pit for Gatherings

Holiday Party Tent *

Indoor Biergarten

  • Great Hofbräu
  • Traditional Gluhwein Made Fresh
  • Other Libations & Snacks

Special Events Tents

  • ‘Heated Santa Tent Where You’re the Photographer
  • 160′ x 30′ Heated Shopping Tent (unique items that needed heat)
  • Hot Drinks (all proceeds go to local non-profits)
  • Cookie Decorating for Kids (Proceeds benefit St. Paul’s Youth Activities)

* The German Market thanks you for your $3.00 donation for entrance to the Wintergarten.  These dollars help with the entertainment and heating costs.

Don’t miss this once-a-year chance to immerse yourself in the very best of European traditions brought to your hometown.

  • Incredible vendors offering handmade gifts like German woodcarvings, Polish pottery, German lace, woolen hats/sweaters, glass ornaments, Turkish scarves/jewelry, deer-hide mittens/gloves and much more!
  • Delicious food and drink like Hofbräu, brats, Danish pastries, roasted nuts, chocolates, pretzels and more!
  • Traditional live music performed while you eat and shop
  • Fun activities for the kids along with appearances by Father Christmas himself!

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Thanksgiving Weekend
November 27th- Dec 1st, 2024

Hours:
Wednesday - 5pm - 10pm (Entertainment Tent Only)
Big Al & the Hi Fi’s 7-10pm
Friday -
10am – 10pm
Saturday10am – 10pm
Sunday - 10am – 4pm

Santa’s Hours:
Fri & Sat - 10am to 5pm
Sunday - 10am - 3pm

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Location:
100 E. Wisconsin Avenue
Oconomowoc, WI 53066