An Authentic Outdoor German Christmas Market in the tradition of those held throughout Germany. It is held the first weekend in December at Hamilton’s Historic German Village.
Hamilton’s Christkindlmarkt is an annual authentic German Christmas market held the first weekend in December in the historic German Village district of Hamilton, Ohio. There will be German food, cookies, beer, games, and music along with a variety of local vendors selling Christmas-themed items.
2017 will be Hamilton’s 5th annual Christkindlmarkt, and will have the following hours:
Friday, December 1: 6-10pm
Saturday, December 2: 11am-10pm
Sunday, December 3: 11am-6pm
The Children’s Lantern Parade takes place every year before Christkindlmarkt opening ceremonies. Children ages 4-11 are welcome to participate but must be accompanied by an adult. Lanterns cost $5 and can be kept after the parade.
The parade route starts at the Zion Lutheran Church (212 S. Front St.) and will proceed down Front St., across High St., and down Dayton St. to St. Julie Billiart Catholic Church (224 Dayton St.).
Hamilton German Village Christmas Walk will be December 3rd, 2017 from Noon to 5 pm. Enjoy the German Village homes decorated for Christmas. Family fun.
Enter through the tunnel of lights to enjoy a sparkling fantasyland. Light up Middletown is a driving tour through a 100 acre park. Several themed displays include a floating Sea Serpent in the reflecting lake, Santa’s Workshop, American Flag, Penguin Village, Deer Leaping Over the Roadway, Helicopter, Whales and much more – all with thousands of twinkling LED animated lights. The fun expands every year. Motor Coach Tours are welcome. All arches over roadways accommodate buses.
Alive After 5 is a monthly shop hop in Downtown Hamilton that highlights our eclectic community of small businesses and features delicious food and live music. Each month has a theme with different activities. Events take place in the downtown area from 5-9pm, when businesses on either side of High Street stay open later than usual. All events are kid-friendly and usually have a craft or activity for kids. Dress up, bring a friend, and join us the first Thursday of every month to experience this beautiful city and see what our unique shops have to offer!
Alive After 5 2017 Schedule
May 4 – Once Upon a Time…
June 1 – All-Star Summer
July 6 – Summer Camp
August 3 – Under the Sea
September 7 – Alive After 5 Gives Back: Heroes
October 5 – Out of this World
November 2 – Throwback Thursday: The Roaring 20s
December 7 – Ugly Sweater, Beautiful City
All events take place from 5-9 pm along High Street
Second Friday, sponsored by The Elms, is Oxford’s monthly celebration of the arts, from 6:00 to 9:00 PM on the second Friday of each month (except January & July).
Open Artist Studios on the 3rd floor and the Art Shop on the 1st floor give guests the opportunity to view creative art spaces, as well as purchase one-of-a-kind artwork directly from the artists.
Join us every weekend starting November 18th until December 24th for Christmas Walk Weekends. Door prizes and refreshments will be served. The Pavilion is the place to find unique gifts.
All Levels – Adults
Instructor: Jessie Ring
Saturday December 9
Time: 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Deadline for signup is Wednesday, November 29th
Create your own mosaic work of art on a small frame or plaque. Learn all the steps from cutting tile to grouting. (All materials provided)