It is with deep sadness the Davenport Sisters Cities and the Freight House Farmers Market announces the cancellation of the 2020 Christkindlmarkt in its current form.  Christkindlmarkt Quad Cities has grown to be one of the area’s most popular winter-time activities, last year drawing more than 25,000 people to the December holiday event.  

Christkindlmarkt Chair Sarah Mullins stated, “While we are disappointed, we, first and foremost, want to do what is best for our community.  Out of deep respect for our healthcare workers, and the health and safety of our guests, we have made this difficult decision.” 

 Knowing that this event has become a relatively-new community holiday tradition, the committee has reimagined the event into a fun and exciting online alternative that can be found at  More information continues to be added so people can still purchase favorite items from the Christkindlmarkt including authentic German wares, a large variety of ornaments, unique gifts, and more.

 Mullins further states, “We will continue to navigate these challenging days with an unshakeable commitment to bring holiday magic in other creative ways to the Quad Cities in this unprecedented year.  We look forward to Christkindlmarkt Quad Cities to come back bigger and better in 2021!” 

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