2023 Vaillancourt Christkindlesmarkt & Artisan Show

Friday, November 10, 2023 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday, November 11, 2023 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Celebrate the start of the season with a traditional German Christmas Market in the quintessential New England town of Sutton!

We are pleased to announce the Vaillancourt Christkindlesmarkt & Artisan Show featuring America’s most respected and detailed artists alongside authentic German food and drink during a European-style outdoor Christmas Market.

As with last year, admission will be staggered throughout the day to ensure a comfortable pace for shopping, eating, and merriment. Tickets grant access to the entire experience: the outdoor food and beverage pavilion, the inside Artisan Hall, and the Vaillancourt Retail Gallery.

Inspired by trips to the European Christmas markets, the Vaillancourt Christkindlesmarkt & Artisan Show will help usher in the start of the holiday season.

Stay tuned for a list of artisans for 2023…

Outdoor Food & Beverage Pavilion

Decorated with live Christmas trees and Moravian Stars—our Outdoor Food & Beverage Pavilion is a place to come together. The sights are intended to usher in the feeling of the season, the smells are intended to remind you of the warmth of family and friends, and the merriment is intended to blond the two together.

Stay tuned for a list of food vendors for 2023…

Feel the magic of the season the way they do at the traditional Christmas markets in Europe. This outdoor bar will ensure you’re warm with the piping hot glühwein—imported directly from Nurgneberg Germany and served in collectors mugs. In addition, a fine selection of Christmas beer and wine is sold alongside hot chocolate and bottled water. Stay outdoor and enjoy the scents filling the air just as they do in Germany.

Fraulein’s Bakery

(Taunton, MA)

Fraulein’s Bakery will be returning with authentic German baked goods and organic European pastries, cookies, and cakes—including Apfelstrudel, Peffernuesse, Baumkuchen, Spekulatius, Hazelnut Corners, and Schupfnudeln.

The Queen’s Cups

(Worcester, MA)

A made-from-scratch cupcakery known for their cupcakes, cakes, cookies & more. During the market, they will be featuring their Gingerbread cookies among other cookie and small desserts.

Crust Bakeshop

Worcester, MA

Artisan bakeshop known for their rotating selection of naturally leavened & rustic breads, will be selling pretzels and more to help bring the spirit of the European market to life.

Stillman Quality Meats

Hardwick, MA

The only farm in Massachusetts featuring a state of the art poultry abattoir and red meat processing/butchering facility—controlling the process from start to finish, raising and processing their meats on their farmsteads in the most sustainable and local way.

Enjoy an indoor cash bar serving a fine selection of Christmas beer and wine. Looking to stay warm? Enjoy piping hot glühwein or hot chocolate inside the Artisan Hall.

The Vaillancourt Retail Gallery

As always, the Vaillancourt Retail Gallery will be open with the full splendor of the holiday season and decorated with the utmost attention to details. Most importantly, in addition to the Vaillancourt Chalkware and Ornaments, the Retail Gallery is stocked with some of the highest quality gifts and collectibles in the market. Be inspired the same way that thousands of visitors from around the world are as they come to the Vaillancourt Retail Gallery to be reminded about the spirit and magic of Christmas.

This event is rain, snow, or shine. All ticket sales are final.

Details Date and Time:
Friday, November 10, 2023
11:00 am
- 8:00 pm

Saturday, November 11, 2023
10:00 am
- 6:00 pm

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