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


The winners of the raffles:
Quilt – Jessica Pieor
Blanket – Joy Falgoust

The Market

No entrance fee for shoppers. Parking on grounds for customers is $5 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.


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


In 2023, there will be items from 60 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.


Visits by St. Nicholas and the Christkind for children. Photos may be taken with either. There will be 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
6:00 pm – Damenchor & Sangerchor
7:00 pm – Hidden Wind Saxophone Ensemble

12:30 pm – St John Hand Bell Choir
2:00 pm – Highway Band
3:30 pm – Kurrende Brass
5:00 pm – New Orleans Trombone Choir
6:30 pm – Aurora Saxophone Chorus

12:00 am – Bier Musikanten
2:00 pm – Pfister Sisters

VendorS in 2023

  • Shaun Aleman – Painting
  • Ilyssa Archuleta – Macaroons
  • Beatrix Bell – Jewelry
  • Michael Bonin – Wood
  • Heather Brumley – Nerdbrew/Coffee
  • Calliope Puppets – Books & Puppets
  • Sabine Chadborn – Jewelry
  • Clay CreationsCeramics
  • Gerard Coulon – Waffles
  • Anne deMahy – Candles & Jewelry
  • Renee DodgeJewelry
  • DomChanel Art Custom Wall Art
  • Eclectic Duo – Jewelry
  • Ed’s Backyard BeesHoney
  • Elemental Designs – Jewelry
  • Fabiola Fabric LLC – Fiber
  • Maria Fomich – Jewelry
  • Funcky Love Designs – Painting
  • Nurhan Gokturk – Painting
  • Pottery & Art by Julie Graff – Ceramics
  • Carmela Graham – Food
  • Lynn Jenkins – Painting
  • Summer Johnson – Soaps
  • Virginia Kelly – Glass
  • Knitzy Fiberlicious – Knits
  • Robyn Koppens – Ceramics
  • Paulette Lizano – Glass
  • Anne Lloyd – Food
  • Britta Marks – Multi
  • Agatha Marshall – Knits
  • James Martinez – Painting
  • Mid City Tie Dyes – Fashion
  • Carla Moll
  • Alpa Naik – Fiber
  • Nakie Tea – Fruit and Herb Tea
  • Nicole Ochmond – Painting
  • Joshua Nidenberg – Photography
  • NOLA Beads & Bobs – Bead Art
  • NOLA Glitter GoddessGlitter Gel
  • NOLA Pens
  • Ann Odell – Fiber
  • Osborne Soaps & Cosmetics
  • Pet Wants
  • Pete’s Paper Crafts
  • Kristin Pippin – Prints
  • Purdy Girl Boutique Crafts
  • Rebecca Diane Jewelry LLC – Jewelry
  • Charmaine Rich – Crafts
  • Ridge Walker Glass – Glass
  • Rolling Stone Jewels Jewelry
  • Laura ScarianoPottery
  • Shae SheaSkin products
  • Square Peg – Wood
  • Tea FarmTeas & Stollen
  • Myriam Touchard – Crafts
  • T. P. Lowe – Painting
  • Kenneth Tyrolf – Painting
  • Victoria Jewelry
  • Fred Weber – Glass
  • The Wooden WindowOyster shells


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.

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.