Many thanks to the thousands that came to enjoy the 2014 festivities!
Click to watch a spectacular report on the event!
It’s easy to see why the Lake Mohawk German Christmas Market in Sparta, NJ is ranked as “One of the Top Ten Things to Do in December in the State” – it’s simply at the top of the “to do” list for festive shoppers. This magical German Christmas Market beckons to all, with beautifully crafted and unique gifts from vendors near and afar. With the perfect backdrop of beautiful Lake Mohawk…why go anywhere else?
The authentic wooden huts generously created by a local artisan, John Kweselait of Custom Wood Furniture, has simply enhanced the enchanting festive atmosphere.
In the 14 years since its humble beginning of raising funds for local charities and organizations, it is now truly recognized as New Jersey’s largest Christmas Market, attracting some 18,000 to Lake Mohawk during the weekend.
The German Christmas Market also has a special visitor – St. Nicholas, himself, and will feature a “new” fun activity for children this year – to be located at the main entrance of the Lake Mohawk Country Club in the circle drive.
Two Park & Ride locations were provided allowing for a stress free visit.
To enjoy this years festivities many folks used the Park & Ride so they arrived at the Market stress free. (Parking is difficult near the Christmas Market itself as parking space are limited). Park & Ride is available from 2 locations in Sparta and drops off directly in White Deer Plaza. For more details see Directions.
Since 2001, the total donations back to the community have exceeded $159,000.
2014 Donations to Charities and Supporting Organizations:
United Way of Sussex County $2,500
First Presbyterian Church of Sparta – Food Bank $2,500
DASI (Domestic Abuse Services Inc) $1,000
Partnership for Social Services $1,000
Meals on Wheels $1,000
Samaritan Inn $1,000
Karen Ann Quinlan Memorial Foundation $1,000
Coupons for the Community $1,250
Ginnie’s House $1,250
Manna House $1,000
Sussex County Arts Council $1,000
Center for Prevention and Counseling $1,000
Birth Haven $1,250
Lenape Valley Regional High School – German Language Dept $400
Sparta Board of Education – German Language Dept $1,750
NORWESCAP First Book $1,000
Sparta Elks Lodge $1,300
In-kind awards recognized:
First Book / NORWESCAP
Saint Kateri Squires
Boy Scout Troop # 82
German Language School of Morris County
Sparta/Jefferson Rotary Club
Marine Corps League, Slattery Detachment
Lake Mohawk Country Club – House Committee
Total Direct Donations 2014 – $21,200
In-kind awards – $4,600
Total Donations for 2014 – $25,800