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Kris Kringle Markt Schedule

Saturday, December 2nd (10am-3pm)

All Kris Kringle Markt Activities will begin after the Tiffin Kiwanis Christmas Parade. The parade begins at 10am and will run down South Washington Street. Some vendors and food trucks will be open prior to and during the parade for you to explore! 

Click on the underlined locations and businesses to learn more about them and to see how to get to the fun!

City Lot 5

High Voltage Coffee Company - A mobile coffee trailer offering coffee, hot chocolate, cider, and more! They will off all your classic favorites along with specialty drinks with a German twist!

Smokin Sows Mobile BBQ Food Truck - With specials such as a bavarian meatball hoagie, beer brat with bavarian kraut, and more themed menu options, you will not want to miss what Smokin Sows is cooking up for you during the Markt! 

Lyles Crepes Food Truck - Sweet and savory options await you with fresh and handmade crepe creations from Lyle Crepes!  

Pan Yan Bookstore

Visit with Santa - The big man in red is coming to town! After the tree lighting Santa himself will be inside Pan Yan Bookstore for everyone to tell him what's on their wish list. Grab a cup of free hot cocoa (provided by Pan Yan Bookstore) and browse the shelves for the perfect read or gift. There will be a volunteer inside to take photos for you and your whole family and to help capture the memories! Santa will be available inside Pan Yan once the parade has finished!

City Lot 7

Tiffin Pedal Bike Rides - Enjoy a festive ride on the Tiffin Pedal Bike as it makes its way up and down South Washington Street. Hop on and off as you please to different activities happening through the downtown district. Sponsored by: Tiffin Pedal Company

Schmidt's Sausage Truck - The fleet of Sausage Trucks from Schmidt's buzz all around Columbus and beyond, including to the Kris Kringle Markt! Awarded “Best Columbus Food Truck” by the Columbus Dispatch, the truck will feature Schmidt’s favorites like the Bahama Mama and the Jumbo Cream Puff.

Double D's Nuts Food Truck - Hand-crafted delicious cinnamon glazed nuts will warm you right up and leave you feeling sweet! Based out of Bluffton, OH, the Double D's Nuts crew creates glazed almonds, cashews, and pecans with a variety of flavors. 



Wood Creations with Doug - Beginning at 11:30am, join Doug Fretz as he carves a magical creation out of wood. Witness this live demonstration and be amazed as Doug creates a masterpiece before your eyes! 


The Salvation Army Tiffin Citadel - This lot is also dedicated to donations for the Salvation Army Tiffin Citadel. Have a good time while also doing some good! Hear the bell ringing as Lt. Jimmy and his volunteers work to fill up the kettle! There will also be an opportunity to bring hats and mittens for those in need in the community and drop them off along with canned food! Please consider bringing your donations to help others! 

Manny's Munchies Food Truck - Line up to Manny's and get your very own pretzel calzone! With six varieties to choose from, you are sure to love this new and unique bite to eat! 

Gone Fishin' Food Truck - Based out of Willard, OH, this family owned "Fish & Chips" food truck will delight your taste buds. No need to go searching for other fish in the sea, grab your favorites from Gone Fishin' at the Kris Kringle Markt!

Glaze'Em Gourmet Funnel Cakes Food Truck - Sweetness galore is behind the window at Glaze'Em! Grab a groumet funnel cake (and some napkins) to enjoy at the Markt!

Court Street

Stroll down Court Street and see a wide selection vendors that will have Christmas decor, winter goods and necessities, sweet treats, and more for you to kickstart your holiday shopping!


Cherry Alley & UIS Parking Lot

Cherry Alley Tree Farm - Stroll through the fresh Christmas tree lot and purchase one to take home for the holidays. Trees will be tagged and can be picked up anytime through Saturday at 1pm. The kiddos will also be able to make reindeer ornaments (made possible by the Wiser & Hafley Families), the perfect addition to hang on your beautiful new tree! Grab a bag of reindeer food to take home for Christmas Eve (they'll be hungry too!) while visiting with friends from Frozen! Olaf, Sven, Anna, and Elsa will be in the Tree Lot from 5:30pm-9pm. Frozen characters and reindeer food sponsored by: The Wiser Family


Tree lot made possible by: 

  • Seneca County Young Professionals

  • Great Lakes Ace Hardware

  • Molyet's Farm Market

  • Darnall's Christmas Trees

  • Ned & Karen Behm

  • Randy & Christy Wiser

S'mores Land - Stop by to warm up and make some S'mores in the UIS Parking Lot. While indulging in some ooey gooey goodness, enjoy visiting with Santa's helpers and take in the holiday ambiance with log benches and fire pits. Sponsored by Santa's elves in conjunction with Tiffin Parks & Recreation

The Laird Kindergarten (Located inside The Laird Building)


Bring the kiddos inside to the Laird Building to experience the Kris Kringle Markt's "Laird Kindergarten!" You and the family can warm up and enjoy all kinds of fun German themed activities! Kids can enjoy the following:

  • Giant pretzel toss game, fun for all ages!  

  • Traditional German and Christmas themed coloring pages that will be entered into a coloring contest on Saturday. Judging will take place at 2pm on Saturday, December 2nd inside the Laird building! Special Judges include Bryce Riggs and Marisa Stephens from the Seneca Regional Chamber & Destination Seneca County. Winner will receive a certificate for some delicious Jolly's!

  • Face painting from Ace of Face! Enjoy fun and free face painting designs from two talented artists. This will be located inside Releve Barre Studio inside the Laird Building. Sponsored by: Nicole Miller - State Farm & Magnificent Maid

  • Traditional Bavarian hair braiding will be available inside Releve Barre Studio for anyone looking to have a beautiful hairdo for a day full of fun! Sponsored by: Vanguard-Sentinel Career & Technology Centers

  • Hair Tinsel and feathers will be available for purchase from Relax & Revive Salon and Spa! Pick out something fun and festive for the holiday season and have it put into your hair right there and then inside Relevel Barre Studio

  • Ornament making with local students! inside Releve Barre Studio! Make the perfect addition to hang on your tree. Sponsored by: Vanguard-Sentinel Career & Technology Centers

Laird Arcade Brewery (Located inside The Laird Building)

Masskrugstemmen Beer Stein Holding Contest - Test your strength and see who can make it the longest holding up a full stein of beer! Go head to head with other competitors and no matter how you place, you get to drink your beer! Entrance is $10 paid directly to The Laird Arcade Brewery and you get to choose your beer type. Separate men's and women's divisions. Sign up anytime on Saturday inside The L.A.B. by 2pm to participate, competition will take place at 2:15pm!

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