Christkindlmarkt in the Village
Contact: Carolyne Stolzenfels
Phone: (231) 439-2024
Join us for the 2nd Annual Christkindlmarkt, a two-day event in The Village at Bay Harbor. Centered around the Crooked Tree Arts Center performances of The Nutcracker Ballet at the Great Lakes Center for the Arts. Come down to see our Village turn into a festive European traditional market setting for the holiday. Beautifully decorated storefronts and twinkling light displays, as well as cozy fire pits along Main Street will bring holiday joy to your heart. 30 market artisans will have hand-made and unique items for everyone on your holiday list, and will be set up in our spaces in the Village from 4pm - 8pm Friday and 10am - 7pm Saturday.
Our official tree lighting ceremony will take place at 6pm on Friday, December 13th. Santa's workshop and family crafts will take place in the Village on Saturday from 10am - 7pm. Enjoy German fare in our Village restaurants during the two day event as well. The event will conclude with an amazing, high energy performance from the Petoskey Steel Drum Band on their lighted double-decker bus on Main Street on Saturday at 6pm.
Saturday, December 14:
7am - 2pm: Potato Pancakes and the The Big German Specials at Original Pancake House
3pm: Nutcracker Performance at Great Lakes Center for the Arts
10am - 7pm: Artisan Market in the Village
10am - 7pm: Santa's Workshop and Kids Crafts OPEN
7pm: Nutcracker performance at Great Lakes Center for the Arts
Noon - 8pm: Special German Menus at KNOT Just a Bar, Fox & Rose and Vintage Chophouse at the Inn
6pm: Performance by Petoskey Steel Drum Band (corner of Main and Front Streets)