About Ferdinand Christkindlmarkt

Every year, thousands of people pour into Ferdinand to visit the unique Christkindlmarkt Heritage Markets, voted as one of the Top 100 Events in North America by the American Bus Association in 2012. These markets, which are the result of a concept beginning in 14th century Germany, feature lavishly decorated booths spilling over with Christmas wares, antiques, and gifts of exemplary quality, delicious regional food, live entertainment, a free concert, free tours, and so much more. The Christkindlmarkt operates at seven sites: Ferdinand Community Center, Tri-County YMCA, Ferdinand American Legion, Forest Park High School Practice Gym, Jr. High Gym, & Cafeteria, the Spiritual Life Center, and our newest sites, the Monastery Event Hall & Ferdinand Elementary Gym.