Connect with your inner German this weekend, because the Christkindlmarkt is back in the Quad Cities!

Come experience an authentic German holiday celebration with Davenport Sister Cities and the German American Heritage Center at Christkindlmarkt this Saturday Dec 8 from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. and Sunday Dec 9 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Freight House Farmers’ Market (421 W River Dr. Davenport).

Christkindlmarkt (Christmas market in German) is a festival celebrating traditional German cuisine, music and handcrafted merchandise. Peruse the arts and crafts at the Handwerksmarkt, enjoy some family activities in the Kinderhaus, grab a bite to eat or have some fun in the Biergarten with live music!

Sample a variety of German beers and Glühwein (mulled wine) and dance the day and night away to traditional German music in the Biergarten. Here is the full line-up of entertainment at this year’s Christkindlmarkt:


Saturday Dec 8

10 a.m.               Matt Flynn

11:30 a.m.         Official Welcome and announcements on upcoming Kaiserslautern Anniversary Celebration

12 p.m.               Dick Castle and the Deutsche Band

2:30 p.m.            Quad City Ukulele Club

4 p.m.                 Davenport Central High Brass Ensemble

5 p.m.                 The Muzik Krauts

7 p.m.                 Todd Striley and the Noize


Sunday Dec 9

10 a.m.               Brad Shryack

12 p.m.               Music Krauts

2 p.m.                 Lewis Knudsen


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Don’t miss this fun-filled family friendly event!


Tess Abney was born and raised in the Quad Cities. Her passion for writing and entertainment was apparent at a very young age. Whether it is sharing local events and businesses with readers or sharing her thoughts on life, she finds comfort in the way words can bring people together.