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Folkways invites you to celebrate the holiday season at Christkindlmarkt, Fargo’s German Christmas market. Four days of festive cheer in the Outdoor Winter Wonderland, Food Tent, Gift Market, and Beer Hall, hosted by Drekker Brewing Company. With food, live musical performances, art demonstrations, mulled wine, holiday treats, and activities for the kids, you’ll feel like you’ve walked into a European winter wonderland.

This year, with the market’s extended hours you’ll be able to enjoy this European-inspired experience late into the evening, like you would if you were across the pond.

Drekker Brewing Company’s beer hall will have a wide selection of beers brewed on-site that can be purchased in a commemorative Christkindlmarkt mug. This year, the commemorative mugs, which have sold out every year, will be handmade by local ceramicist, Hayden Swanson of Livin’ the Dream Pottery. The beer hall will also feature live musical performances every evening.


Parking is free and will be at Drekker’s Brewhalla, along the street, and in the lots nearby.

Admission Cost

Admission is free.

Schedule of Events

With a little something for everyone, Sunday’s activities will be focused on kids and families with outdoor games, festive face painting, holiday storytime, and more from 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

You can find event updates and a full schedule of events at www.xmasfargo.com.

Gift Market and Food Tent hours
Thursday, Nov 21
5 p.m.-9 p.m.

Friday, Nov 22
5 p.m.-9 p.m.

Saturday, Nov 23
12 p.m.-9 p.m.

Sunday, Nov 24
12 p.m.-6 p.m.

Beer Hall and Winter Wonderland hours
Thursday, Nov 21
5 p.m.-10 p.m.

Friday, Nov 22
12 p.m.-Midnight

Saturday, Nov 23
12 p.m.-Midnight

Sunday, Nov 24
12 p.m.-8 p.m.


Throughout the four-day event, the outdoor Winter Wonderland will bring the cheer of the holiday season surrounded by twinkling trees as visitors roast s’mores by the fire. Local artisans will set up mini-shops in traditional Christkindlmarkt booths to sell handmade gifts. Those looking for something to eat can try traditional holiday foods and sweet treats.

Food, Treats, Beverage: Deb’s Corner, Deja Vu Catering, Dusted and Fried, Maria’s Homestyle Mexican Food, Duchessa Gelato, Michele’s Table, Thunder Coffee

Gifts: Bohemian Blü, Jenny Sue Ceramics, Livin’ the Dream Pottery, Lost in Fargo, Modern Renewal, Off The Deck Hot Sauce, Postal Squirrel, See Lang Design

Activities: Triple Ax

Important notes

Visitors are encouraged to dress warmly in order to enjoy spending time outdoors this holiday season.

About Folkways

Folkways is a local community building organization known for bringing captivating events like the Red River Market and Night Bazaar to downtown Fargo.

They believe that a culture is the sum of conversations within its community. More than politicians and program leaders, they view the small-business shopkeepers, baristas, bartenders, and artists as keepers of a community’s culture. After gaining an understanding of the state of Fargo’s community from the ground floor, they discover ways to serve culture creators and engage they community.