Christmas Market

Deutsches Haus is holding its 5th annual ChristKindlMarkt or Christmas Market in December 2023. A Christkindlmarkt is a street market associated with Christmas during the Advent season. These outdoor markets originated in Germany in the late Middle Ages. Our market will offer food, drink, seasonal items and handmade gifts and crafts offered for sale from open air stalls. Shopping will be accompanied by traditional Christmas music and singing and evening shopping under lights.


The vendor booth fee is $200, or $250 if you want to use the Haus electricity. It is a night market Friday and Saturday night, so you need lights, but if you have LED’s, that’s fine.

The Market hours are:
Friday, December 1, 4pm to 8pm
Saturday, December 2, 1am to 8pm
Sunday, December 3, 11am to 4pm

This is a growing market with a focus on arts, crafts, and also food items such as sweets, roasted nuts, etc. Everything has to be handmade except if it’s Made in Germany. If that sounds like you, we welcome you to apply below. There is a rolling deadline, so go ahead and apply as soon as possible. Link here to the application form. Have some photos of your work ready. Email Gene Meneray at for any questions.

The Market

No entrance fee. Parking on grounds for customers is free while space is available. If that is full, look for parking in the neighborhood and park nearby. Parking is not allowed by the city on the grass shores of the bayou. (Unfortunately Cabrini is not able to offer overflow parking for us for this event.)


Sausages, gluhwein (warm mulled wine) plus hot chocolate and other treats will be available.


In 2023, there will be items from up to 70 different vendors – either locally made or imported from Germany. Many items suitable for gifts including jewelry, soaps, scarves, and locally-made foods ranging from spiced pecans to stollen from an old family recipe. See Vendor list below.

Entertainment in 2022

Visits by St. Nicholas and the Christkind for children. Photos may be taken with either. There will Handbell and seasonal music. Returning this year will be Kurrende Brass, a traditional open invitation to brass musicians young and old to bring their instrument and join the Haus Band to play Christmas carols.

4:30 pm – Kurrende Brass
6:45 pm – Damenchor & Sangerchor

11 am – Loyola Opera Workshop
2:30 pm – St John Hand Bell Choir
4 pm – Kurrende Brass
6:30 pm – Liederkranz Singers
8 pm – Liederkranz Singers (Caroling Inside)

11 am – Sax Ensemble Quartet
1 pm – St Luke’s Highway Band
2:30 pm – Crescent City Sound Chorus
5 pm – Festa Opera Singers (Inside)

VendorS in 2022

  • Shaun Aleman – Painting
  • Lauren Autin – Fiber
  • Beatrix Bell – Jewelry
  • Season Bivens – Paintings
  • Laura Bridson – Hats & costumes
  • Heather Brumley – Nerdbrew/Coffee
  • Candice Bua-Gasser – Jewelry
  • Scott Campbell – Publisher local Authors
  • Sabine Chadborn – Jewelry
  • Gabrielle Chaix – Paintings
  • Clay Creations – Ceramics
  • Jolene Combs – Paintings
  • Copper & Jewelry
  • Roux Dauphine – Jewelry
  • Kiernan Dunn – Print Making
  • Ed’s Backyard Bees – Honey
  • Evyl Confections – Chocolates
  • Fabiola Fabrics – Fashion
  • Emma Fick – Painting/books
  • Maria Fomich – Jewelry
  • Leiana Funck – Painting
  • Julie Graff – Ceramics
  • Carmela Graham – Pickles and Jams
  • Andrew Hollenbach – Pottery
  • Michelle Hoover – Paper Art
  • Barbie Hoste – Mustard, condiments
  • Lynn Jenkins – Painting
  • James Jensen – Jewelry
  • Suzanne Juneau – Jewelry
  • Mitchell Landry – Metal Sculptures
  • Joshua Lee – Photography
  • Lizano’s Glass Haus
  • Anne Lloyd – Sweets and treats
  • Agatha Marshall – Pillows and more
  • James Martin – Paintings
  • Heather Mattingly – Painting
  • Vitrice McMurry – Jewelry
  • Carlton Mickle – Photography
  • Alpa Naik – Felting/Fiber
  • NOLA Beads & Bobs – Crafts
  • NOLA Glitter GoddessGlitter Gel
  • Nurhan Goktuk Studio – Painting
  • Annie Odell – Fiber
  • Erwin Olexa – Stained Glass
  • Original Art illustration – Painting
  • Passion Lillie – Clothing/accessories
  • Pet Wants – Pet Products
  • Pete’s Papercrafts – Paper
  • Petit Papillon – Children’s clothing
  • Kristin Pippin – Home decor/crafts
  • Purdy Girl Boutique Accessories
  • Rebecca Diane Jewelry – Jewelry
  • Charmaine Rich – Crafts
  • RidgeWalker Glass
  • Roasted Nuts
  • Schmidt Christmas Market – German Made Ornaments
  • Shae SheaSkin products for men and women
  • Anya Slepyan – Pottery
  • Square Peg – Wood Carvings
  • Nicole Spencer – Marble coasters
  • Stained Glass
  • Stone Creations by ColleenCoasters and Plaques
  • Tea FarmTeas & Stollen
  • TPL Creations – Mixed media
  • VC Jewelry – Jewelry
  • Joseph Walton Photography
  • The Wooden WindowPainted oyster shells