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Kris Kringle Market

02dec4:00 pm10:00 pmKris Kringle Market4:00 pm - 10:00 pm Event Type Chirstmas

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If you are looking for a unique holiday shopping expereince, then you won’t want to miss the Kris Kringle Market in Downtown Rochester. This is a great space for families to create holiday memories.

Kris Kringle Market in downtown Rochester

Experience the European Essence of the 15th Annual Kris Kringle Market in Downtown Rochester

Downtown Rochester’s annual Kris Kringle Market returns this holiday season on Friday, December 2, 4:00 until 10:00 pm. Visitors can also attend on Saturday, Dec. 5, from Noon until 10:00 pm.  The market will be located on West Fourth St. between Main and Walnut. The event will coincide with The Big, Bright Light Show.

The Kris Kringle Market is inspired by the 700 year-old tradition of the European Christmas markets.  Visitors can enjoy food, shopping, live entertainment as well as the ambience of the open-air holiday market.  Offerings include hand-crafted gifts, fresh greens, baked goods, specialty foods, glass blowing together with much more. Don’t miss returning favorites including Nitsche’s Meats & Deli, The Original Strudel Factory and Uhlianuk’s Specialties from the Farm. Also, make sure to check out this year’s new vendors which include Hcubed Candles, Mel’s Toffee and All in Good Taste CO.

Kris Kringle Market in downtown Rochester

“Visiting the Kris Kringle Market has become a tradition for many local families”, said Taylor Clayton, Marketing Coordinator for the Rochester DDA. “While this year will be different in terms of location and offerings, we’re excited for the community to have a safe way to shop and enjoy this holiday season”.

Shop the open-air market for holiday gifts and décor. Children can enjoy a socially safe photo opportunity with Santa Claus and warm up by the s’more station. Visitors can purchase a commemorative Kris Kringle mug at the Rochester DDA tent.

Kris Kringle Market in downtown Rochester

2022 Kris Kringle Market Hours and Location

Friday, Dec. 2, 2022 from 4 until 10 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022 from Noon until 10 p.m. 

The market will be located on West Fourth St. between Main and Walnut.

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A perfect mix of historic and hip, downtown Rochester attracts both local residents and visitors from across the state of Michigan. Downtown Rochester is home to more than 350 shops, salons, restaurants and professional service businesses; 85% of which are independent merchants.  Downtown Rochester’s natural beauty is attributed to the waterways that surround the city and the abundant green space that three parks and two winding trails offer.