From 1990 to 2005, the Carlinville Christmas Market has functioned out of the local Chamber of Commerce office. Starting with the 2006 Market, it will be overseen by the Christmas Market Foundation, a non-profit group newly formed in 2006 that includes a diverse group of local civic leaders who have proven their devotion to the Market as well as the well-being of their community.

The vision of the CMF is: “The Carlinville Christmas Market Foundation is a non-profit corporation that will produce the annual Christmas Market in Carlinville as the premier holiday event in Central Illinois. It will further support the economic development endeavors of Central Illinois, as well as its charitable activities.”