Austrian Christmas | Schweiger Ranch
Schweiger Ranch presents its annual Austrian Christmas and Christkindl Market on Saturday, December 2, 2023 from 11am-5pm to celebrate the Austrian and area's culture with Santa, reindeer, carriage rides, authentic Austrian food, entertainment, crafts, and local handcrafted gifts.
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Thank you to our 2023 Event Sponsors!

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Join us on December 2nd from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm as we celebrate the Christmas traditions of the Austrians who settled the ranch in 1874. This is a free event with fun for the whole family!  Registration is required for entrance. See details below.


Schweiger Ranch is presenting its annual Austrian Christmas and Christkindl Markt on Saturday, December 2nd from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm. Visit Santa Claus and his real reindeer, take a horse drawn carriage ride, and enjoy authentic Austrian food and music.  Stop by the Christkindl Markt for presents that will add a local handcrafted touch to your gift giving. The event culminates with the awe and wonder of the annual holiday tree lighting.


Please note dogs are not allowed at this event.

This is a FREE Ticketed Event – REGISTRATION REQUIRED. | Registration details coming soon.

Photo courtesy of Rocky Mountain Photography

Schedule of Events

(additional event details coming soon)


11:00 am  |  Gates Open

11:00 am – 4:00 pm | Visit Santa Claus (Please note Santa will take periodic breaks throughout the day)

11:00 am – 4:00 pm | Carriage Rides (see details below)

11:00 am – 4:45 pm | Face Painting

11:00 am – 4:45 pm | Kids Crafts with South Suburban Parks & Rec

11:00 am – 5:00 pm | Visit Santa’s Reindeer

11:00 am – 5:00 pm | Christkindl Markt

4:55 pm | Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

5:00 pm | Event Concludes

Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides


Pre-registration for carriage rides is not required.  Choose from an intimate 6-person carriage with friends and family or join others for a wagon-style experience. Carriage rides are available from 11:00 am through 4:00 pm on a first-come, first-served basis.  Please note, Carriage rides will be closed periodically throughout the day to allow breaks for the horses.

Photo courtesy of Bartholomew Photography

Christkindl Markt Vendors

(additional vendors coming soon)


Handcrafted items made special for the event.

  • A&B Candle Company | Candles
  • Andy’s Kitchen | Pretzels & Bratwurst
  • Avant Garde | Wine, Spirits & More
  • Double Crown Art & Design | Signs & Decor
  • Creative Corner| Ornaments
  • Executive Pen Source | Wood and Acrylic Pens and Pencils
  • Happy Canyon Alpacas | Alpaca Wool Accessories, Felted Animals & Ornaments.
  • Hot Cocoa, Hot Apple Cider & Kinderpunsch
  • Kogler Bakery | Austrian Pastries
  • Knifty Little Thing | Knitted & Sewn Accessories 
  • Moose Works Colorado | Wood Toys
  • Noel Productions | Antler Crafts & Carvings
  • Tall Tales Ranch | Ground Coffee Beans, Handcrafted Wooden Gifts, Wine Stoppers & Decorative Bowls
  • Wraps by Mandi | Rice-Filled Aromatherapy Heat Wraps

Frequently Asked Questions


  • Dogs are not allowed at the event due to various livestock on site.
  • Paper registration tickets are not needed for entrance.
  • Registration is required for communication purposes should a weather delay or cancellation occur.
  • No outside alcohol may be brought onto the Schweiger Ranch property.  Any alcoholic beverages purchased at the event must be consumed during the event and may not be taken outside of event area.

Directions & Parking Information

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Schweiger Ranch
10822 S. Havana St.
Lone Tree, CO 80134

General parking is located in the RTD RidgeGate Station parking garage directly across the street from Schweiger Ranch.  Enter the RTD parking garage from the north entrance.  Street crossing is accessible at the RTD south entrance driveway, directed by a Lone Tree Community Safety Officer.  For the safety of pedestrians and vehicles, please only cross in designated areas.  Golf cart/shuttle service is available from the RTD south surface lot.  See parking map for all designated locations.


Handicap Parking is available in the Schweiger Ranch parking lot just inside the driveway.

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