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Celebrating Our 5th Year!

In 2019, with a nod to the heritage of Loretto’s founders, the Church of Ss Peter and Paul established a new festival to celebrate the Advent and Christmas seasons in Old World fashion.   Christkindlmarkt, literally “Christ child market or fair,” is an event bringing together the larger community in an atmosphere of peace and joy.

Christkindlmarkt offers all who come an amazing experience of the sights, smells, tastes and sounds of the season with German and Austrian fare ranging from our Bavarian grill specialties to authentic coffees and cakes in our Viennese coffee house, to traditional treats and beverages including Gluehwein.

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2024 Programming

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Basement Brass Band
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Returning this year with its magical performance of classics from central Europe and beyond, Basement Brass Band will take the Marktplatz Stage from 5 PM until close.

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Plymouth Concert Band
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The Plymouth Concert Band has embodied the finest traditions of the symphonic wind band for over 20 years.

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Westwind Big Band
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The Westwind Big Band is an 18-piece ensemble formed by members of the Hopkins Westwind Concert Band.

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Delano Community Band
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The Delano Community Band is an all-volunteer, inter-generational concert band based in Delano, Minnesota.

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Ss Peter & Paul Festival Choir
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The festival choir of Ss Peter & Paul presents seasonal favorites in English and German. Accompanied by Carrie Ferdinandt. Directed by Greg Elsen.

2024 Sponsors

Become a Sponsor!

Ss Peter & Paul Christkindlmarkt is a free community event open to the public.  Help us cover the costs of providing this event by becoming a sponsor.  Contact Joyce Rathburn at jrathburn@saintsppta.org or call 763.479.0535 for more information.

Prefer to contribute in kind?

We are always looking for help with program support and for items for our silent auction.  Contact us for more information.

All gifts are appropriately acknowledged in our online and on-site advertising.

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2024 Vendors

Bickerstaff Bees
Bickerstaff Bees
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Honey, raw honeycomb, pollem, & beeswax candles from Mound, MN

HandmaidArt
HandmaidArt
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Handmade religious art by Renee Hickman

Norwex
Norwex
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Effective, safe and sustainable, our products deliver solutions for healthier homes, healthier families and a healthier world.

Three Goats in A Tub
Three Goats in A Tub
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We are three generations of farmers creating handmade, good-for-you goat products! We make goatmilk soap and salves, and sell natural goatmilk lotion.

Change of Hearth
Change of Hearth
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Change of Hearth upcycles each piece of decor and re-loves it into a piece you would be pleased to display in your home.

Holy Gifts
Holy Gifts
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Now located in historic St. Michael's Church in St. Michael, MN. We are a small store, so please stop by to say hello and see what our selections have to offer! We are starting to stock new products and hope you enjoy the new selection of books and gifts.

Pampered Chef
Pampered Chef
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...with today’s expectations, we know finding the mealtime win can be difficult. We’re here to help bridge that gap between the ideal mealtime and the realities of today. We do this through our distinctive, high-quality kitchen tools...

Wooden Flowers
Wooden Flowers
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Preserved live arrangements for every day of the year.

Faxon Farms
Faxon Farms
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100% pure maple syrup and products including maple cream, maple sugar, maple cotton candy, maple candy, maple nuts, and maple ice cream.

Jan's Beading
Jan's Beading
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Beaded jewelry and more by Jan Kittok of Delano

Pippin & Pale Candle Co.
Pippin & Pale Candle Co.
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Pippin & Pale supports the Simpson Shelter, a 24/7 shelter in place for men and women experiencing homelessness in Minneapolis

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