German Christmas Market of Oconomowoc

November 29 through December 1, 2019

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

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 8th 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!

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)
  • Gingerbread Decorating for Kids (run by and proceeds benefiting the Oconomowoc Food Pantry)

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 29 thru
December 1, 2019

Hours:
Friday 10am – 10pm
Saturday  10am – 11pm
Sunday 10am – 4pm

Santa’s Hours:
Friday & Saturday -
Noon to 5, Sunday 11-4

Location:
100 E. Wisconsin Avenue
Oconomowoc, WI 53066