Looking to try something different thing holiday season? Try a taste of German culture and visit Christkindlmarket, a German-themed holiday market.
This cultured attraction is inspired by real German Christmas markets, and has been a part of the holidays in Chicago since 1996, according to the Christkindlmarket website.
The festival features a variety of authentic German vendors. Guests can browse through clothing, Christmas ornaments and decorations, beer steins and more during their visit, the website states. And no trip to Christkindlmarket is complete without real German food! Try real German chocolate, sausage, marzipan, bratwurst and more for a little taste of Germany during your visit to Chicago.
What’s a Christmas celebration without music? Throughout the month of December, several musical groups are
scheduled to stop by Christkindlmarket to serenade visitors with some classic Christmas tunes. Christkind, the beautiful and symbolic woman of Christmas in Germany, will make an appearance every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. to take pictures with children and hand out coloring books, according to the website.
The best part about Christkindlmarket is that admission is free! The festivities are located at Daley Plaza and are open every day until Dec. 24, although hours vary each day.
For more information on Christkindlmarket, visit their website.
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