Ellinwood transforms into an authentic German holiday village brimming with traditional Christmas activities at the Annual Christkindlmarket. The roots of its German heritage run deep in the community that was settled by Germans in the late 1800s.

We invite you and your family to our 8th Annual Christkindlmarket. Every year on the first Sunday of December, Ellinwood transforms into an authentic German holiday village. Christmas activities start at 1 pm, join local Merchants, Vendors, for holiday shopping.


Our Ellinwood School/Community Library will be hosting a storytime with Sankt Nikolaus, decorate a Gingerbread House with the Ellinwood KAY Club at the Library, along with shopping our Main Street Merchants & Vendors at the Historic Wolf Hotel & Gather.


So many wonderful activities for the whole family! End the day at Wolf Park for our Raffle Drawing at 5:15 pm. We hope you can join us downtown Ellinwood Sunday, Dec. 6th!


10:30-4:30 PM

Gather will be open for Hot Cocoa, Coffee, Lattes, Teas, Shakes, Lunch Panini Menu, Tacos, and Walking Tacos. Vendors will be set up from 1 - 5 pm.

10 AM-2 PM

Ellinwood KAY Club presents 'Gingerbread House Decorating Event​'

Bring your kids to Ellinwood School/Community Library, 210 N. Schiller, and have some fun decorating a Gingerbread House.

1-5 PM


Holiday Shopping 

Local merchants and a variety of vendors will be set up between The Historic Wolf Hotel and Wolf Park and Gather for your holiday shopping from 1 - 5 p.m.

Vendors include; Pink Zebra, Prairie Dragon Studio, Sugar Chics Boutique Baked by Donna, Jewelry Cosi Bella, Macy Renee's Boutique, Red Haus Pharmacy, Sunflower Sensation + MORE!   


Shop Ellinwood

Shop in Ellinwood at participating businesses now until 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4th, and receive a ticket for a chance to win one of nine items: 30# Beef/Pork Bundle, One Smoked Turkey, One Bone-in Ham, all from EPPI, $50 Gift Certificate to Ellinwood Family Foods, One Bone-in Ham from Ellinwood Family Foods, Candle Gift Basket from Kansas Earth and Sky Candle Co., 4 Hot Cocoa Bombs from Two Chicks and Some Old Bird, $25 Gift Certificate from N'Bloom Floral & Gifts, Lone Wolf Concessions, and LK's Liquor.  Receive up to 5 tickets per visit (One ticket with each $20 purchase). The drawing will be Sunday, Dec. 6th at Wolf Park at approximately 5:15 pm (no earlier).  Must be 18 years of age and present to win. Look for the flyer in participating businesses. 

1-5 PM

Local Merchants and Craft Vendor Show

Start your Christmas shopping early with our Merchants on Main Street and Vendors located at Historic Wolf Hotel, 1 N. Main and Gather, 19 N. Main. 

Todd Fox author of 'Wolf's Christmas' at
Two Chicks and Some Old Bird, 106 N. Main

Bring your kids to Two Chicks and Some Old Bird and meet Todd Fox, author of Wolf's Christmas' grab a book plus, do some shopping while you're there!

Tunnel Tours

Underground World Tour at 1 - 3 p.m. Reserve your spot @ https://www.historicwolfhotel.com/underground-tours
Check-in at the Ellinwood Emporium.

2-3 PM

Photo with Sankt Nikolaus 

Bring your camera to Gather between 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. and take a photo with our German Sankt Nikolaus.

Gingerbread Village

The Gingerbread Village will be in Wolf Park on display for everyone to visit through the Holiday Season along with the Christmas Tree kindly donated from Delp Tree Farm in the Band Shell.

5 - 5:15 PM

Christmas Tree Lighting, and Raffle Drawing

Christmas Tree Lighting in Wolf Park and the raffle drawing

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City of Ellinwood, Ellinwood Packing Plant, Ellinwood Family Foods,
Delp Tree Farm, Mike Westerman, Barton Co. Feeders, Sunflower Bank,
Jensen Associates, Farmers Mutual Insurance, J & C Roth Farms,
Ellinwood School/Community Library, Kansas Earth and Sky Candle Co.,
Historic Wolf Hotel and Events Center, Two Chicks and Some Old Bird,
LK's Liquor, N'Bloom Floral & Gifts, Dollar General - Ellinwood,
Lone Wolf Concessions, Grove Park Golf Club

8th Annual christkindlmarket