Everything to Know About the Best Christmas Event in Elkhart Lake, WI


Is a vacation in Elkhart Lake on your wish list this year? If so, make your wish come true by attending the best Christmas event in Elkhart Lake, WI. As the calendar approaches December, The Osthoff Resort decks the halls and fills the air with an endless supply of holiday cheer. Whether you’re enjoying traditional German foods, taking in tantalizing scents of roasted almonds, or browsing an infinite array of artisanal goods, you’ll have the best time in Elkhart Lake this Christmas. To make the most of your holiday getaway, unlock our complimentary Vacation Guide and start planning the best Christmas you’ve ever had.

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What Is the Best Christmas Event in Elkhart Lake, WI?

If you’re looking to experience a true winter wonderland this holiday season, consider attending the best Christmas event in Elkhart Lake, WI, the annual Old World Christmas Market at The Osthoff Resort! Get your tickets and join us to celebrate the merriest time of the year with an old-world tradition that brings together everything you love about Christmas with the perfect blend of warmth and merriment.

What Can I do at the Old World Christmas Market?

Finish Your Christmas Shopping

Reminiscent of the centuries-old Chriskindlesmarkt of Nuremberg, Germany, our annual Old World Christmas Market brings together an incredible selection of international and regional artisans. On every aisle at this one-of-a-kind holiday gathering, you’ll find unique items, including glass-blown ornaments, hand-carved nutcrackers, Turkish pashmina scarves, fresh green wreaths, Russian nesting dolls, and much more! So, whether you’re searching for a heartfelt Christmas present or a little something special for yourself, you’re sure to find it at this year’s Old World Christmas Market.

Eat Delicious Food

Of course, no celebration is complete without delicious food to accompany it! That’s why our lovely Christmas Market features traditional German fare that will satisfy all your cravings.

What’s on the menu?

  • Nuremberg bratwurst
  • Hot glühwein
  • Sauerbraten
  • Dumplings
  • Schnitzel
  • Potato pancakes
  • Red cabbage
  • Pulled pork
  • Apple strudel
  • and more!

Meet Father Christmas

One of the best things about our annual Old World Christmas Market is that you’ll find something for everyone. While you browse up and down the aisles, you may spot a particularly jolly gentleman in a bright, fur-trimmed, red suit! So, be sure to bring the kids along and tell them to be on the lookout for a photo-op with Father Christmas.

When Is the Old World Christmas Market?

For a total of ten days, you can enjoy the magical cheer that the Old World Christmas Market brings to the shores of Elkhart Lake! In 2021 the market will take place from December 3rd through the 12th, and it will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

More Events to Celebrate the Season

Of course, you can always experience holiday cheer at more of Elkhart Lake’s festive celebrations. Whether you’d like to venture through a holiday wonderland with the kids or observe a classic Christmas tradition with the family, there’s an event for you.

These are some of the best holiday celebrations in Elkhart Lake.

Unwrap Presents at The Osthoff Resort

If you’re planning to celebrate Christmas in Elkhart Lake, you’ll need a warm, cozy, and special place to stay. The beautiful Osthoff Resort is located near the best winter attractions on the lake, so you’ll have easy access to all of the best things to do in the area this winter. You’ll love our premium accommodations, fantastic winter packages, and jaw-dropping views of the surrounding natural beauty. You’ll have easy access to all of the best things to do in the area this winter.

During your trip to Elkhart Lake, why settle for a less-than-amazing lodging experience? Take a look at our Guest Suites for an accommodation that’s almost as gorgeous as the surrounding landscape. This king room features a private balcony, a two-person whirlpool bath, and luxurious details you won’t soon forget. Or, if you’re bringing your crew along for the holidays, opt for the three-bedroom suite. No matter which accommodation you choose, you’ll be able to cuddle up by the fireplace and reconnect with the true meaning of the holiday season—love and togetherness!

If you’re dreaming of the perfect Christmas getaway on the lake, check our availability and book your stay today. We can’t wait to be your home for the holidays!

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