Featured Photo used courtesy of Joe Haas Media.

Downtown Oconomowoc will be the place to be Thanksgiving Weekend! The German Christmas Market of Oconomowoc is filling the Village Green in Downtown Oconomowoc with all things German. The park will be turned into a winter wonderland full of delights for all of your senses. There will be traditional German music filling the air. You will walk among the vendor huts that will have Christmas lists answered, the smell of roasted candied nuts in the air, and libations to delight your tongue.

Thanksgiving Weekend in Downtown Oconomowoc

November 25th – 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

November 26th – 10:00 am – 11:00 pm

November 27th – 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Prost! Enjoying libations and live music at the Indoor Bier Garten.

This year there will be a variety of vendors, from handcrafted soaps, jewelry, glassware, barbarian specialty gifts, and so much more! You will be able to shop local from so many artisans, all in one location. Also, don’t forget that the market is centrally located within walking distance of the shops of Downtown Oconomowoc and tons of street parking, and municipal lots.

Here is a list of the vendors that are to be at The German Christmas Market of Oconomowoc for the 2016 season.

Annie’s Pooch Pops

Hope of the Heart

Oliva Di Vita


Creative Fire Pottery

Inspirations of Faith

Carol Jensen

Silver Creek Alpaca

Baltic Inspirations

Travel leaders

Mittens by Design

Russian Treasures

Gebhardt Trading

That Sweater Place

Tree Ghost

South Street Soapworks

Old Tavern foods

Jamie Hans

Flakey Joe

Ada’s Accessories

German Club


Felted Soap Lady

Avid Sports Jewelry

Cream City Caramels

Swiss Frau Farms

Weather Vane

European Trading

Pink Shopping Bag

Lily & Mason

Endless Summer

Whispering Pines

T-Best Kettle Corn

Honey Acres

If you are looking for handcrafted treats to fill your belly, no worries, The German Christmas Market has a great variety of foods available. There will be bakeries with sweet treats, and savory options, the cinnamon roasted almonds will be back, and don’t forget about the big soft German pretzels, and the other traditional German Foods.

Did we mention that Santa will be there this year? Did we mention that Santa will be there to take pictures at NO charge? Oh, we haven’t gotten to that tidbit of information yet. So yes, the Santa will be there, a REAL Santa. Trust me. Real. Beard. Santa. Yes, this is one thing that Lake Country Family Fun knows for a fact. There will be donations accepted to help fund local nonprofits, so dig deep and help those around you by supporting the non-profits with a kind donation.

Santa’s Hours 2016

Friday November 25 – 12:00pm to 5:00pm

Saturday November 26 – 12:00pm to 5:00pm

Sunday November 27 – 11:00am to 4:00pm

The music is unstoppable, you will be dancing the polka through the day into the night, so to get the kids a babysitter and head out for a date night and really get into the German “Spirits”. There will be beer (of course) and also gluhwein (warm mulled wine) and specially branded wines from LoDuca Brothers.


FRIDAY November 25

11:00am-3:00pm – Brewhaus Polka Kings

3:30pm-6:30pm   – Friestadt Alte Kameraden Band

7:00pm-10:00pm – Austrian Express

SATURDAY November 26

11:00am-3:00pm – A Little Bit of Heaven

3:30pm-6:30pm   – Meisner Magic

7:00pm-11:00pm – Blaskepelle Milwaukee

SUNDAY November 27

11:00am-2:00pm – Jeff Winard Trio

So pack up the car with the whole family and share in the joy that is to be the 2016 German Christmas Market of Oconomowoc.

The Christmas Village

Under a Canopy of Soft Christmas lights

Over 30 Unique Retail Vendor Outdoor Huts

15 Indoor Retail Vendors

A New 8′ Fire Pit for Community Gatherings
New Holiday Party Tent

Over 10,000 Square Foot of Heated Tents

Live Polka Bands Throughout the Event

Authentic German Cuisine
Outdoor Bier Garten

Great German Beer

Traditional Gluhwein Made Fresh

Other Libations & Snacks

Live Radio Station Feeds
Special Events Tents

Heated Santa Tent Where You’re The Photographer

(make a donation and take your own pictures of Santa with your camera!)

105′ Long Heated Retail Tent (unique items that needed heat)

Hot Drinks (all proceeds go to local non-profits)

Gingerbread Decorating Tent for Kids (run by and proceeds benefiting the Oconomowoc Food Pantry)

For more information about The German Christmas of Oconomowoc visit their website. If you go let them know you heard about it from Lake Country Family Fun!

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