VENDOR APPLICATION

The Cincinnati Christkindlmarkt for 2023 has concluded with immense gratitude for the incredible community support. We’re excitedly looking ahead to the next festive season! Mark your calendars, as the Christkindlmarkt will return in November 2024. Interested vendors eager to be a part of this cherished tradition can fill in the details below. We’ll be reaching out in November 2024 with more information on exhibiting opportunities. Thank you for your continued interest and enthusiasm!

THE MISSION

The mission of the Cincinnati Christkindlmarkt is to provide the City of Cincinnati  with a wintertime tourist destination by providing an engaging and authentic European cultural experience. Vendors participating in the Christkindlmarkt must be committed to partnering with the market in order to provide this experience to the visitors of the Cincinnati Christkindlmarkt.

PLEASE NOTE

The Cincinnati Christkindlmarkt is a winter market – plan to be in operation in cold temperatures. Sales associates should dress in warm clothes, and should be comfortable in cold temperatures for extended periods of time. While the staff of the Cincinnati Christkindlmarkt is happy to partner with contracted vendors and function as a resource to the entire market, market staff will not be available to individual vendors to provide retail staffing support. Vendors may not rely on market staff or volunteers in order to provide temporary staffing support or restroom breaks for your stand. This will require having more than one staff person in order have bathroom breaks!

WHAT WILL BE PROVIDED?

‍Permanent Booths:
The Cincinnati Christkindlmarkt provides vendors with either a 10’x10’ stand that includes overhead lighting and an approved heater, or an 8’x10′ wooden chalet that locks and includes overhead lighting and a heater. A base electrical circuit is installed that provides a 2 plug 110V outlet. Each stand exterior is decorated by the market, and a custom sign will also be provided (must submit graphics and information for this sign). Marketing for your retail operation will be provided via Christkindlmarkt publications, social media, and website. Garbage is removed by the market on a nightly basis, per Christkindlmarkt protocols. 

Pop-Up Booths: Exciting News…NOW accepting applications for Pop-Up weekend Vendors. We only have 9 slots of 10’x10′ spots daily for Pop-ups. Here is how it works, fill out the vendor application at the Product Vendor Application link above, on this page. You will have to bring your own pop-up tent. An electrical outlet will be provided. The cost is $100 for the day and $150 for a three-day weekend (Fri/Sat/Sun). We are excited to share this opportunity and dates will be filled on a first come first serve basis. Check out our site for hours of operation.

All goods are to be of German-American-greater Cincinnati heritage.  Exceptions may be made by Cincinnati Originals, LLC dba Cincinnati Christkindlmarkt.
  •  For permanent vendors, a $250 offset deposit will be required to ensure participation (Make checks payable to Moerlein Lager House). No deposit is required for pop-up vendors, however, payment in full is required prior to vending.
  • Vendors are responsible for providing their own point-of-sale system. Vendors are required to give the market access to view POS reports and records as needed for accounting purposes. All vendors must accept both cash and credit cards.
  • Vendors must provide staff and products sufficient to operate during all market hours, and all market days. All staff should be free of alcohol, tobacco products, e­-cigarettes, and vape pens while present at the market.
  • Vendors must provide a clean and welcoming space around their stands. This includes decorating the interior space of their area to the satisfaction of the market staff, providing supplementary signage for retail operations, and properly disposing of garbage.
  • Vendors must provide proof of comprehensive general liability and property damage insurance, adding Cincinnati Christkindlmarkt, Moerlein Lager House, and Cincinnati Park Board as additional insured.
  • Food vendors may be required to modify their area in order to provide necessary safety for occupants or to protect the area from damage incurred by operations. 

The Cincinnati Christkindlmarkt for 2023 has concluded with immense gratitude for the incredible community support. We’re excitedly looking ahead to the next festive season! Mark your calendars, as the Christkindlmarkt will return in November 2024. Interested vendors eager to be a part of this cherished tradition can fill in the details below. We’ll be reaching out in November 2024 with more information on exhibiting opportunities. Thank you for your continued interest and enthusiasm!

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