The Weihnachtsmarkt (vie-noks-mart) is an annual fun filled event for families that celebrate the holidays and Cumberland's German heritage. On the first Saturday of December, this event provides food and family oriented entertainment. Visit with Santa, sip some hot cocoa or cider, enjoy crafts for kids in Old Town Cumberland, say hello to Santa and Mrs. Claus, enjoy the food and drink trucks, live music, the expanded light parade and the Town Christmas Tree Lighting.
Cumberland will kick off the holiday season with our annual Weihnachtsmarkt !! Unfortunately because of Covid-19 this event has been cancelled for 2020. As we bring back this beloved event and all of it's traditions look for even more to celebrate! We hope to see you all for our 10th Annual Weihnachtsmarkt , on December 4, 2021. This event is held from 11am to 10 pm and will feature annual traditions like Reindeer Games for the kids, an artisan vendor tent, real reindeer and elves, kid’s crafts, visits with Santa, great food and drink truck options, a tree lighting ceremony, and live music featuring our headliners this year, The Bishops. Because that’s not enough fun, this year we will again have our selfie stations and an expanded light parade.
Cumberland closes US 40 from Muessing St. to Carroll Road to bring the holiday fun into the streets of Old Town Cumberland. Santa will arrive at the Gap Meeting House and visit with children throughout the day and a couple of his reindeer will even make an appearance. Children can participate in the Weihnachtsmarkt Scavenger Hunt to get their passport stamped, go through reindeer training to get their antlers, make crafts, get their face airbrushed, and more.
The Bishops are taking the stage of the entertainment tent at 7 pm and will play until 10 pm. There will be other entertainers from 11 am to 5 pm. Be sure to check out our expanded vendor tent with 30+ vendors this year from 11am to 6 pm. We will be joined again this holiday season by Peewinkle's Puppets with Heidi and the Melchior Marionettes. The kids zone hours are 11-5 with reindeer games on US 40. Free airbrush tattoos by Indy Entertainers LLC will be inside our entertainment tent!! Santa will be there from 12 to 5 in St. Nicolas Haus! We will have live reindeer and elves from 3 to 5pm with Silly Safaris. The Pullup Grill, The Flying Cupcake Bakery, the Vino Wine Mobile, Sunking Brewery, Poppy's Kettle Korn, Books Bourbon and Bacon, vegan options with Mrs. Murry's Naturals and more will be there dishing up drinks and food. There will be brewery's and food trucks galore! Be sure to come hang out with us this year in the heated tents! Remember admission is FREE!
Weihnachtsmarkt Schedule of Events 11 am to 10 pm Saturday December 4th
11 am to 6 pm Artisan vendor tent with lots of merchandise for sale
11 am to 5 pm Live music with the Bongo Boys (12 pm to 2 pm), The Ompapa's (3 pm to 5 pm)and more. See the Marionettes show (2 pm) and more in the Entertainment tent
12 noon to 5 pm Airbrush tattoos and balloon art with Indy Entertainers LLC in the Entertainment tent
12 noon to 5 pm Santa and Mrs. Clause at St. Nicholas Haus
1:00 pm to 5:00 Reindeer Games (on the hour)
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm Reindeer and Elves with Silly Safaris
4:45 pm Front Porch Singers
5:45 pm Light Parade
6:00 pm Tree Lighting
7:00 pm to 10:00 pm The Bishops
There are 9 food and drink vendors with lots of delicious choices including Popcorn, Specialty Corndogs, BBQ, Cupcakes, Vegan options, Coffee, Hot chocolate, Wine, Mulled Wine, Cocktails & Beer