10th Annual christkindlmarket

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 10th 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 decorate a Gingerbread House with the Ellinwood KAY Club at the Library, Cookies by the Pound, Photos with Sankt Nikolaus at the Museum of Ellinwood, along with shopping our Main Street Merchants & Vendors at the Historic Wolf Hotel, Kansas Earth and Sky Candle Store & 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. 4th, 2022!

NOTE: That everything below here is for the 2021 Christkindlmarket. We will update this page soon with the details for 2022!

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, storytime, and photo booth.

1-5 PM

Holiday Shopping 

Local merchants and a variety of vendors will be set up for your holiday shopping from 1 - 5 p.m.

Vendors include; Prairie Dragon Studio, Jewelry Cosi Bella, Heather's Custom Wreaths, TurkeyKnob Farm, My Simple Signs, Rodan & Fields, Scentsy, Colorstreet + MORE!   

Shop Ellinwood

Shop in Ellinwood at participating businesses now until 3 p.m. Sun., Dec. 5th, and receive a ticket for a chance to win: 30# Beef/Pork Bundle, One Smoked Turkey, One Bone-in Ham, all from Ellinwood Packing Plant, $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., $25 Gift Certificate from N'Bloom Floral & Gifts and LK's Liquor, and $50 cash from Joiner Construction Inc. and Joiner Properties Inc. Receive up to 5 tickets per visit (One ticket with each $10 purchase). The drawing will be Sunday, Dec. 5th 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. 

RMACS Truck & Equipment

Nana's Place

LK's Liquor


Knop Auto & Repair Shop

Home Lumber

Ellinwood Family Foods

Beautiful Beginnings

Historic Wolf Hotel

American Legion Post 320

Zips Stop #4


Ellinwood Packing Plant

Two Chicks and Some Old Bird

Red Haus Pharmacy

Grove Park

Kansas Earth & Sky Candle Co.

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, Gather, 19 N. Main, and Kansas Earth and Sky Candle Co. 23 N Main.

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 the Museum of Ellinwood 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


City of Ellinwood, Ellinwood Packing Plant, Ellinwood Family Foods,
Delp Tree Farm, Mike Westerman, Barton Co. Feeders,
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, Joiner Construction Inc.,
LK's Liquor, N'Bloom Floral & Gifts, Grove Park Golf Club, Red Haus Pharmacy