Holiday, Winter & Christmas Markets in Wisconsin: Opening Dates for 2024!

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Wondering when holiday, winter & Christmas markets will be open this year in Wisconsin? We’ve done all the research so you don’t have to!

In this post, we’ll be sharing a list of the most popular Christmas & holiday markets in Wisconsin, along with the opening dates that we know of so far.

We know it isn’t easy to find all this information in one place, so we’ve spent hours assembling all the dates and official websites of various markets to make your trip planning infinitely easier.

We hope you find this list helpful!

Wisconsin Christmas Markets 2024 Opening Dates

In the table below, we’ll be summarizing the known opening dates for some of Wisconsin’s biggest and best-known Christmas markets and fairs this year.

While we try our best to ensure the information is up-to-date and accurate, we recommend double checking with official sources (like the websites below) before making any plans. Dates and details can change quickly these days, so it’s always better safe than sorry!

As of February 2024, only the dates for some of Wisconsin’s largest Christmas markets have been announced. We will update this page as we learn more.

But for now, here is a table summarizing the opening dates of 2024 Wisconsin Christmas markets that we know of so far.

NOTE: We’ve put a lot of time and effort into assembling the information below, so if you are quoting/referencing these details in your own articles and websites, we would greatly appreciate a link back to this page. Thank you for your understanding!

LocationChristmas Market Name2024 DatesMore InfoHotels
Appleton, WIFox Cities Holiday Gift and Craft Show
Dec 21More Info
Ashwaubenon, WIHoliday Gift & Craft Show at Resch ExpoNov 30More Info
Brodhead Jaycees, WIBrodhead Jaycees Holiday MarketMore Info
Coon Valley, WINorskedalen's Old Fashioned Christmas
More Info
Elkhart Lake, WIOld World Christmas Market
Dec 6-15More Info
Fond du Lac, WIHoliday Wonder Arts & Crafts Expo
More Info
Germantown, WIGermantown Christmas Festival Nov 16More Info
Greenwood, WISnowflake Holiday Art and Craft Sale
Nov 2More Info
Johnson Creek, WIFriends of the Library Holiday FairMore Info
Kohler, WIA Blind Horse Christmas Market
Dec 7More Info
Kohler, WIKohler Holiday MarketMore Info
La Crosse, WILa Crosse Holiday Fair
Nov 21 - 24More Info
Lake Mills, WILake Mills Winter Market
Dec 7More Info
Manitowoc, WIFestival of Christmas
More Info
Marinette, WIOld World Christmas Market
More Info
Marinette, WIChristmas Craft Show
Nov 16More Info
Menomonee Falls, WIMenomonee Falls Jingle Bell Craft FairNov 24More Info
New Berlin, WIDecorate! Holiday Market
More Info
New Glaurus, WINew Glarus Christkindli Market
Dec 6
Dec 8
More Info
Oconomowoc, WIGerman Christmas Market of OconomowocNov 27 – Dec 1More Info
Owen, WISanta Days Craft Show
Dec 14More Info
Sister Bay, WISister Bay Christkindlmarkt
More Info
Sparta, WISparta KriskindlmarktMore Info
Stevens Point, WITinsel Trail Arts and Crafts ShowNov 24More Info
St Germain, WISt Germain Holiday BazaarNov 30More Info
Stoughton, WIStoughton Holiday Gift Fair
More Info
Sun Prairie, WIAnnual Jolly Holiday Craft & Vendor Fair
More Info
Waukesha, WIMistletoe Market Craft Fair
Dec 6 - 7More Info
Waukesha, WIHoliday Craft & Vendor Fair
More Info
West Bend, WIHoliday Craft Fair of Washington County
Nov 23More Info
West Bend, WIChristmas Fair to Remember
Dec 14More Info
Wisconsin Dells, WIThree Kings Christmas Market
More Info

Help us improve this list of Christmas market opening dates in Wisconsin!

Know of any other Christmas markets we should add to our list? Let us know in the comments with a link to an official source if possible so we can ensure we get accurate dates.

5 thoughts on “Holiday, Winter & Christmas Markets in Wisconsin: Opening Dates for 2024!”

  1. The Sparta Kriskindlmarkt will be in its 7th year and is set to open Nov 26 and run the 26, 27, December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, and 18. Friday nights are open 4-8 and Saturdays 10-8 pm. We have 22 huts with different vendors throughout all 4 weekends. Gluwien, bier, German food, carolers, and so much more! Please contact the Sparta Area Chamber of Commerce for more information at 608-269-4123.

    • Thanks so much for the heads up, Heidi! We’ve just added you to the list 🙂 Let us know if you have any photos we’d be able to add to the article!

      • The 2022 Sparta Kriskindlmarkt will begin November 25, 2022 and will run Friday’s from 4-8 and Saturday’s from 10am until 8 pm. We will run for four weekends and aim to better “the fest” from last year where we sported 22 booths, 2 dedicated food booths and much, much more. Booth reservations open on Oct 1, 2022 on our website Who knows, we may have more booths this year! Stay tuned!

  2. The Sparta WI Kriskindlmarkt opens on Black Friday in 2021. The dates are 26,27 Nov, December 3,4, Dec 10,11 and Dec 17,18. It is advertised on facebook under Sparta Kriskindlmarkt and on We are also starting a dedicated Lriskindlmarkt web page.

    It is our 7th year, and the market has grown to 22 idylic booths. We serve Gluehwein and have a wonderful atmoshere inside Mueller Square, and in our new area of Creekside Village in the beautiful area next to the Love Lock Bridge over Beaver Creek in our Down Town.


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