Excelsior Christkindlsmarkt -
November 29 - December 1, 2013


In the tradition of German Christmas markets, the Excelsior Christkindlsmarkt offers food, music, shopping, reindeer rides, and visits with Santa -- truly a family event held each year in the charming lakeside village of Excelsior, Minnesota.


A Letter of Thanks to Our Volunteers and Sponsors

The community of Excelsior kicked off the 2013 Christmas Season with our Thanksgiving Weekend Extravaganza Christkindlsmarkt. The festival was an amazing success, and enjoyed by all ages grandchildren to grandparents.

We had a visit from Santa’s reindeer, and the new addition of KinderWorld was so fun and also offered a warm retreat from the frosty temps.

There were countless volunteers whose participation is so appreciated, and who make it possible for Excelsior to have such a wonderful family-oriented Christmas festival .

We wish to extend a grateful thank you to all who participated as volunteers.

We also wish to extend a thank you to the many sponsors of Christkindlsmarkt. Without these sponsors we would not be able to put on the festival and include all the magical elements that make Christkindlsmarkt so very special and memorable.

We hope your heart is touched with the joy that was so evident in the eyes of the children at Christkindlsmarkt as they gazed at Santa Claus and his reindeer, talked to the Christkindl Angel, listened to the storytellers and balloon artist in KinderWorld, marched in the parade, and rode the Northpole Trolley with Santa.

May you and your family have a wondrous Christmas Season.

Thank you so much!

- The Christkindlsmarkt Committee

Excelsior Christkindlsmarkt:
A Thanksgiving Tradition