2023 Kris Kringle Market Rochester MI | Hours, Dates, Location | Michigan Christmas Market in Southeast MI + Map

2023 Kris Kringle Market Rochester MI | Hours, Dates, Location | Michigan Christmas Market in Southeast MI

By: Sherry Trautman | Travel-Mi.com | Last updated: October 8, 2023

Every time Chris and I wander amongst the booths at the Kris Kringle Market in downtown Rochester Michigan, it feels like we've entered a winter wonderland filled with holiday spirit and cheer. There's definitely energy and happiness in the air!

Chris and I love shopping the wide selection of fresh greens, wreaths, and seasonal decorations to add a festive touch and holiday charm to our home (they make fantastic thoughtful Christmas gifts too!).  Additionally, downtown Rochester's annual Kris Kringle market is brimming with large selections of specialty foods, jewelry, hand-crafted gifts and one-of-a-kind items created by local artisans. 

Inspired by the centuries-old European Christmas markets, this open-air market captures the essence of a traditional yuletide celebration.

The Kris Kringle Market, located in Rochester, Michigan, is definitely a wonderful destination for anyone (including kids!) seeking a taste of old-world holiday magic right in the heart of downtown Rochester, Michigan.

When is the Kris Kringle Market and Hours?

  • Friday, December 1, 2023 from 4 pm – 10 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 2, 2023 from 12:00 pm – 10 p.m.

Where is the Kris Kringle Market? Rochester Michigan

This Michigan Christmas Market is located on West Fourth St. between Main and Walnut St. in Rochester Michigan during the early Christmas season. See our Map Below...

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Kris Kringle Market Rochester Michigan FAQ'S

Where is the Christmas market in Rochester? The Kris Kringle Christmas Market is located on West Fourth St. between Main and Walnut St.

Do you have to pay for Rochester Christmas Market? No, entrance is free for shoppers so be sure to visit this lovely Rochester Christmas Market.

Is Rochester Christmas Market any good? Chris and I enjoy walking this Christmas market. It's not huge, but there is a wide variety of merchants and live entertainment. It's fun to get a taste of what a 700 year-old tradition of the European Christmas market might be like. 

What is the largest Christmas market in Michigan? Detroit’s Eastern Market hosts large Holiday Markets not too far from the Rochester Market. 

Kris Kringle Market Downtown Rochester | Metro Detroit

Bundle up and come on out to Metro Detroit's version of a 700-year old tradition of the open-air Christmas markets throughout Europe.  Handmade strudel in several flavors like spinach cheese are so delicious! Look for roasted almonds, quiche and other delicious delicacies.  There's even live entertainment! 

NOTE: Many of the vendors at this holiday market accept CASH ONLY so be sure to have lots of small bills ready.

We LOVE the Original Strudel Factory's strudels! Try their apple, cherry, cheese, apricot almost and pumpkin strudels! Yummy!  Also, keep an eye out for Nitsche’s Meats & Deli. 

This Michigan Christmas market offers lovely fresh greens and wreaths that  make great hand-crafted gifts for your loved ones. 

While You Are There: Check Out Rochester's Big Bright Light Show Happening at the Same Time!

Since you are already downtown for Rochester's Annual Kris Kringle Market, be sure to see their Big Bright Light Show!  It's breathtaking!  You'll find a photo opportunity for sure!

7 FUN Rochester Christmas Events That You Can Do on the Same Day! More Fun Things to Do Nearby!

Want more fun things to do nearby?  Check out our guide to 7 FUN Rochester Christmas Events (Michigan) In One Day!

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