Whether you’re looking for a luxury home for sale in Ferdinand, a condo for sale, or a single-family home for sale in Ferdinand, there’s one thing you need to know: The Christkindlmarkt Heritage Markets event is a must-see each fall. (Christkindlmarket means Christmas market in German.)
What is the Christkindlmarkt Heritage Markets Event?
If you’re new to Ferdinand or planning on relocating to Ferdinand, Indiana, you won’t want to miss the annual Christkindlmarkt Heritage Markets. This was voted one of the American Bus Association’s Top 100 Events in North America. This event generally brings in about 10,000 people to the city, and it’s fabulous for local businesses. The markets are a throwback to 14th-century Germany and the event was created in order to bring in tourism to the area during the fall.
What You’ll See at Christkindlmarkt Heritage Markets
You will find ornately decorated booths featuring Christmas ornamental items, antiques, regional food, live entertainment and more. In all, this years’ Christkindlmarkt Heritage Markets are located at eight different sites:
- Ferdinand American Legion
- Ferdinand Community Center
- Ferdinand Elementary School Gym
- Forest Park High School Cafeteria & Lower Commons
- Forest Park High School Junior High Gym
- Forest Park High School Practice Gym and Hallway
- Monastery Event Center
- YMCA Antiques Markt
You can pick up historic handmade treasures and antiques at some of the over 200 booths, check out the Marionette Theater, or sample local wines. Some locals enjoy going to Mass, complete with German hymns. There is usually a wonderful children’s choir and other live performances.
There is something for everyone at the annual Christkindlmarkt Heritage Markets in Ferdinand. It’s just one of the unique local treasures in this beautiful area.
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