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Modern German Lace & Handcrafted Wooden Gifts

Born in Germany, Elke Abate brings the

original hand crafted lace from Germany to the Christmas Market--runners, table coverings, window decor and more.  Stop by and chat with Elke--you will learn so much about this beautiful lace, German traditions, and so much more!

Also wooden smokers, pyramids, tree ornaments, toppers, and a limited supply of the world famous Steinbach Nutcrackers!

Beautifully hand crafted nativities and tree ornaments directly from Germany to start or continue your holiday traditions today.   

Unique Ornaments

Beautiful hand blown glass ornaments handcrafted in Egypt by artisians will capture your attention as they sparkle in the light.  Select from ornaments, candle holders, glassware, and other home décor items.

The Brick Pick

Custom Lego display frames and

mini figures and one of a kind

decoupage artwork make great gifts for all ages.


Locus Photo Art

John Locus photographs local scenes of historic architecture, snow scenes, musical instruments, cars, still life scenes, animals, and more.  He offers matted images that are ready to frame, images transferred to reclaimed oak fence wood, larger framed pieces in custom-made reclaimed barnwood, and a few special images in vintage window frames.  Prices range from $12 to $550.  There is literally something for everyone. 

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Whimzy Collection

Handcrafted felt products coming

directly from Nepal; many gifts for

children to adults.  Come by and say

hi to Sam, the owner, and 2015 Best

Window Winner and 2016 Runner Up!

Austin's Mohair Socks

Over 25 years of experience creating

socks and so much more from

Harmony, MN.

Siostra Polish Pottery & Gifts

Polish Pottery refers to the hand made, hand painted stoneware that comes from Boleslawiec

(“bo-leh-swa-vee-ets”), Poland. This is where the special white clay deposits are found.  The pottery has been made here since the 1300's and was very coveted for it's durability and excellent baking properties, as well as it's beauty.

Kimberly Smith Art &

Design/Snowflake Haus

Photography prints, cards, gift tags, ornaments, necklaces--all made with the artist's macro snowflake photography shot in Illinois.



Irie Elements

A local jewelry line that includes hand fused glass married with hand fabricated silver. The colorful jewelry consist of pendants, earrings, necklaces, bracelets and rings. 


Das Christkindlhaus & German Treasures

Staffed by volunteers from not-for-profit organizations throughout the Metro-East, these two chalets offer unique items for sale, including traditional German souvenirs, accessories, hand painted glass ornaments made in Germany, Gene Wilson's carved wood cookie molds, brushed wool hats, collector pins, sleigh bells and jingle bells on high quality leather that are handcrafted in the USA, as well as official Christkindlmarkt Gluhwein mugs, German cookies, and more! A portion of the proceeds from sales at these two chalets benefits the organizations that volunteer at them.  

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Abe's Gourmet Popcorn 

Popcorn made daily. So many flavors to choose from. Enjoy at the Market or take home. Great for gift giving.






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Babushka's Polish Foods


Specializing in Eastern European food, traditional Polish recipes, Pierogis, and more!





Belleville Sister Cities

Enjoy assorted beers, home-made  gluhwein, traditional hot roasted nuts, and pretzels.


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Oma Gisi's German Bakery

Oma Gisi’s German Bakery uses sonly the finest whole wheat organic flour, whole grains, and freshest ingredients to bake exceptional loaves of bread, pretzel rolls, rolls, pastries, cookies and cakes using traditional German recipes.

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