German Christmas Market!
German Christmas Market 2023
WeihnachtsMarkt featured in article on the
20 best Christmas Markets in the US 2022
Our hard work pays off in National coverage!
Saturday Nov 11 – 10 am to 6 pm
Sunday Nov 12 – 10 am to 4 pm
Admission Adults $8
Member & Seniors $6
Age 6 and under Free
All proceeds benefit Harmony Museum
The Harmony Museum’s annual WeihnachtsMarkt, a Christmas market in the German tradition that has become a major regional attraction, and we are excited to bring it back in 2023, as our market is our prime annual fundraiser for the Harmony Museum and the 9 properties we own and maintain to keep history alive for generations to come.
The thousands of visitors who attend each year found handcrafted and German imports. Artisans and vendors have been chosen to participate based on the quality of their offerings; no stereotypical “shopping mall festival” stuff here. Entertainment, food and refreshments have also reflected Harmony’s German heritage.
Almost 50 artisans and specialty vendors provide the market part of WeihnachtsMarkt. And lots of your favorites will be back and some exciting new ones as well!
You will also be able to download the program here, as soon as it’s available, to see more information including a basic map of the town and Market area. This also includes information about some of the other eateries and shops in town you won’t want to miss!
Parking information below.
Exciting details for 2023
Horse-drawn wagon rides, German
music, dance and food, artisans and
wine and moonshine tasting,
German ‘Gluhwein’, quilters, and much more!
Admissions, donations and all other
Historic Harmony Museum.
German Style Home Cookin’
From Our Kitchen
Grilled all beef hot dog
Hot German potato salad
(a Harmony Museum Specialty)
Side of sauerkraut
Lentil Soup or
Sauerkraut (sausage /veg) soup
A delicious assortment of pies and desserts
Available at the Beverage Booth next to the food booth
Coffee ~ Hot Chocolate ~ Bottled Water ~ Pepsi
Root beer ~ Hot or Cold Apple Cider
Saturday, Nov 11
Sunday Nov 12
All entertainment is showcased in the
entertainment tent, inside the Market
to the left behind the Museum Shop yard.
The Information Booth
Not just for directions! Pick up a walking
tour map, learn about upcoming events, ask
about a lost mitten, get in the
WeihnachtsMarkt spirit and buy a German
hat or a t-shirt or get tips for local dining.
And Become a Member of
All this and more at our friendly center for
All Things Harmony!
More things to do at
The Museum Shop on Mercer Street
Looking for something different? Find it here at the museum’s singular store, brimming with
Harmony treasures, books, unique garden iron, home décor and unexpected delights. Housed in the historic Wagner House whose windows have looked out on life on Mercer Street for over 200 years, it is a place to find a unique gift, something for the kids or to just visit and see the old architecture and famous Harmonist one-handed clock. The shop is open Noon to 4 throughout the year Tuesday thru Saturday
Weavers Cabin of Harmony
Visit the Weavers Cabin at 425 Mercer Street
(One block down from WeihnachtsMarkt, catty-corner from the Harmony Inn)
There you can see demonstrations of weaving and spinning, including
demonstrations on a loom from the 1800s, during Christmas Market. Sheep and
Angora goats will be on display (weather permitting) and there will be items for sale.
Kids are welcome!
Harmony Museum Quilters
Enter Stewart Hall beside the entrance to Bottlebrush Gallery and go to the stage area of the hall to watch our quilters work as their old time predecessors did. Their latest quilt, to be raffled off, will be on display, tickets are available at the booth
Have a Cup of Cheer!
Stop by the Gluhwein Booth, buy a souvenir mug and we will fill it with genuine German style hot mulled wine. Gluhwein, (red wine, apple cider and mulling spice), is a favorite in Germany at their traditional Christmas Markets and we have brought the original recipe to Harmony. If you prefer a nonalcoholic beverage, take the mug to the beverage booth, near the food booth, and they will fill it with apple cider, coffee, hot chocolate or tea.
Browse through Bottlebrush and be sure to stop in at the Christmas Room! We are sure you will enjoy the visit
Parking is Easy. Parking at Robinson, Sysco and Steam Fitters lots provides easy all day shuttle access. Addresses for your GPS to all the shuttle lots below.
Click here for Parking Map
Steamfitters lot: 230 Wise Rd, Harmony
Black Dog Winery offers tastings and sales. McLaughlin’s distillery offers tastings and sales as well.
Several market artisans demonstrate their skills while offering items as diverse as embroidery; wood ware and boxes; jewelry; linens; wood carvings and furniture; ornaments; paintings, drawings, silhouettes and sculpture; foodstuffs, including German roasted nuts, German-style tatting, and knitted and woven goods; glassware; stone ware and other pottery; greeting cards and stationary; clocks; soaps and lotions; and lots more. Harmony’s specialty shops present even more opportunities for visitors to purchase unique gift items.
Harmony is located at I-79, exits 87-88, about 10 miles north of the Pennsylvania Turnpike, 30 miles north of Pittsburgh’s Downtown Point and 30 miles south of I-80. Follow directional signs to plentiful free parking; several lots are linked to the market by continuous free shuttle service. The architectural character of Harmony reflects that of the German villages from which its founders came. Many area Harmonist and Mennonite buildings survive; the community’s award-winning preservation efforts have long attracted recognition.
Thinking of becoming a sponsor?: Your tax-deductible contribution places you in the company of businesses such as T & M Hardware and Rental, The Harmony Inn, Robinson Fans, BottleBrush Gallery, The Murray Agency, Indian Brave Campground, and many others. Community leaders who understand the special benefits of being good neighbors.
Want to become a Vendor at our German Christmas Market? It is a juried artisan event, so a committee must approve your products first. Note that we place a limit on the number of a type of vendor, so we may love your stuff, but to have too much of one thing is bad for everyone. As of now we are not accepting any soap, fiber or jewelry vendors. This list can change as the year goes on. If you want to be considered, please email email@example.com and include all of your business information, full product line, images and or links to images of your products, prior booth setups, anything that will give a good feel for what you are selling. The jury process may take up to a month, so be patient. Just for FYI, a single space is $125, double is $240.
If you have been approved and/or are a returning vendor, you can print out the application here Christmas Vendor application 2023 to send in with your payment.