Recorded Christmas music at this year’s Christkindlmarkt can be easily heard throughout the event’s multi-acre property. An expansive audio system with arrays of outdoor speakers will broadcast traditional favorites and recordings by well-known artists to every area of the event.

On Fridays and Saturdays from 2:00–5:00 pm, David Watkins, the renowned vintage music DJ, will play selections from his vinyl collection of rare Christmas albums performed in the Christkindlmarkt Food Barn on the Barn Stage: (for more info and to hear sample sets, visit

More about DJ David Watkins: “Every holiday season, David Watkins, a vintage music DJ, turns into DJ Wassail Watkins, when he brings out his unparalleled collection of rare and cool Christmas tunes. Specializing in a wide variety of 20th century music, Watkins spins his curated sets from real records (78s, 45s, and LPs) on modern equipment, bringing an analog feel to a digital world. His clients include Los Angeles’ legendary Bob Baker Marionette Theater; Live Nation; and the world-famous Magic Castle. In 2019, he opened for the The Growlers at the Hollywood Palladium. He’s created Christmas comps for Amoeba Music, Charles Phoenix’s Holiday Jubilee, and Artel Prague. In 2020, he and his family settled in Sister Bay. He spins regularly at Twelve Eleven Wine + Provisions and other local venues and is thrilled to bring his Christmas collection to the Door County Christkindlmarkt.“

Gibraltar Area School’s concert band, under the direction of Charlie Eckhardt, will perform on at least one day during Christkindlmarkt, inside the event’s big vendor tent. Check back on this website page, or follow the Christkindlmarkt page on Facebook, for more details about the upcoming Gibraltar concert band performance.

From Sam Perlman, Chair, Gibraltar Music Boosters: “The Gibraltar Music Boosters are the fundraising arm of the Gibraltar High School music program. We are now fundraising for the Spring 2024 music trip to Florida (Disney/Universal) for both the choir and band. This will be the first Florida trip for the Gibraltar Music department since the onset of the COVID pandemic, which severely impacted music education. The Christmas market performances will help students raise money for their trip. Please be generous in your support!”

On other days and hours, recorded Christmas music will be a constant throughout the Christkindlmarkt property.