7th Annual Christkindlmarket

Sunday, December 1, 2019

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 7th 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 Historical Society and Museum will be holding their Cookies by the Pound Fundraiser at the Heritage Senior Center, take a Photo with Sankt Nikolaus at the Museum, decorate a Gingerbread House with the Ellinwood KAY Club at along with shopping Vendors at Gather, sip some Hot Cocoa and shop Vendors at Kansas Earth and Sky Candle Co., a Children's Workshop with lots of crafts available for the kiddos at The Wolf Hotel, Kids are invited to Make a Hot Cocoa Jar at Two Chicks and Some Old Bird, grab a map at the Ellinwood Library and participate in their Polar Express StoryWalk and enjoy a movie at 2 pm with some Hot Cocoa, mini sessions with Aimee Marie Photography will take place at Kansas Earth and Sky Candle Co.


So many wonderful activities for the whole family, Mystic Blues will be singing at Minnis Chapel at 2:30 pm, and end at Wolf Park for our Raffle Drawing. We hope you can join us downtown Ellinwood Sunday, Dec. 1st!



1-5 PM


Holiday Shopping 

Local merchants and a variety of vendors will be in the two-block area between The Historic Wolf Hotel and Wolf Park for holiday shopping from 1 - 5 p.m.

Vendors include; Pink Zebra, Ron's Original Crafts, Lularoe, Turkeyknob Farm, Paparazzi, Blue Hill Boutique, Baked by Donna, Jewelry Cosi Bella, Heather's Custom Wreaths, Norwex+ MORE!

Chance to Win!

Grab a bingo card (located in stores) and stroll down Ellinwood. Visit stores and Vendor booths for a chance at awesome door prizes! Fill your card up with signatures and drop in the box located at


Ellinwood Chamber of Commerce

110 1/2 N. Main St.


Drawing will be after the Live Nativity at Wolf Park. We encourage you to attend this wonderful community event!


Shop Ellinwood

Shop in Ellinwood at participating businesses now until 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29th and receive a ticket for a chance to win one of five items: 30# Beef/Pork Bundle, One Smoked Turkey, One Bone-in Ham, all from EPPI, $25 Gift Certificate to Ellinwood Family Foods, Candle Gift Basket from Kansas Earth and Sky Candle Co., $25 Gift Certificate from N'Bloom, Two Chicks and Some Old Bird, and LK's Liquor.  Receive up to 5 tickets per visit (One ticket with each $20 purchase). The drawing will be Sunday, Dec. 1st at Wolf Park following the Living Nativity, approximately 5:15 pm (no earlier).  Must be 18 years of age and present to win. Look for the flyer in participating businesses. 

Museum of Ellinwood

Stop in and view the displays of the history of Ellinwood in our Museum of Ellinwood at 104 N. Main.


German Backerei 

The Ellinwood Historical Society will be at the Heritage Senior Center with a German Backerei (bakery) selling a variety of homemade candies and cookies by the pound from 1 - 4:30 pm.


Carriage Rides 

Enjoy an old-time horse and carriage ride down Main Street through the afternoon. $5 a person, 12 and under are free.


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 in the Band Shell.


Tunnel Tours

 Underground World Tour at 2 p.m. Check-in at the Ellinwood Emporium.


1-4 PM

Photo with Sankt Nikolaus 

Bring your camera to the Museum of Ellinwood between 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. and take a photo with our German  Sankt Nikolaus.

1-5 PM

Ellinwood Community Library presents Polar Express StoryWalk (R) 

Grab a map from the Library and enjoy the StoryWalk of the Polar Express. Plus, enjoy a movie at the library from 2-4 pm.

Local Merchants and Craft Vendor Show

Start your Christmas shopping early with our Merchants on Main Street and Vendors located at Minnis Chapel, 113 N. Main, Kansas Earth and Sky Candle Co. 23 N. Main, Gather, 19 N. Main, and The Wolf Hotel, 1 N. Main. Grab a bingo card at one of the locations and fill out for a chance at door prizes.

Make your own Hot Cocoa Jar at Two Chicks and Some Old Bird, 106 N. Main

Bring your kids to Two Chicks and Some Old Bird and enjoy making your own hot cocoa jar to take home! Kids only, while supplies last. Plus, do some shopping while you're there!

Ellinwood KAY Club presents 'Gingerbread House Decorating Event​'

Bring your kids to Gather, 19 N. Main, and have some fun decorating a Gingerbread House. $10 a person, while supplies last. Plus, do some shopping while you're there! Gather will be open for lunch at 11 - 5 pm.

1-4:30 PM

The Historic Wolf Hotel presents 'Children's Workshop.' Bring the kids for different crafts including; snow globe craft, reindeer food craft, decorate a cookie, gingerbread house ornament, and write a letter to Santa. Enjoy a Christmas Science Experiment Show (Runs every 1/2 hour starting at 1:30 pm. $10 per child includes every activity, while supplies last. Plus, do some shopping while you're there!

2-4 PM

Aimee Marie Photography Mini Sessions

Bring your kids to Kansas Earth and Sky Candle Co. and enjoy their hot cocoa bar, drawing, and take some pictures. Includes 2 digital prints for $30. Plus, do some shopping while you're there!

2:30 PM

Mystic Blues Performance

Come and enjoy a beautiful performance from our EHS Mystic Blues at Minnis Chapel

4 PM

EHS Band Performance at Wolf Park

5 - 5:15 PM

EHS Mystic Blues, Band, Christmas Tree Lighting, and Raffle Drawing

EHS Mystic Blues and Band will perform at Wolf Park followed by the lighting of the Christmas Tree in Wolf Park and the raffle drawing.

Knights of Columbus Raffle

The Ellinwood St. Joseph's Knights of Columbus Raffle drawing will be held Dec. 1st following the Living Nativity.

100% of the proceeds donated to K of C #1187 Charities.

Need not to be present to win. Call 620-566-7040 or 785-623-3189 for tickets. 


4TH Annual Christmas Gala


Attend the Ellinwood Hospital Foundation Christmas Gala at the St. Joseph Parish Center.

Social Hour 5:30 p.m.,

Dinner - 6:30 p.m. and Live Auction at 8 p.m. 

For more information, visit ellinwooddistricthospital.org or on Facebook. 




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