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FESTIVITIES take place on our outdoor stage and inside Kitchener City Hall throughout the first and second floor. You can enter City Hall from King Street, Duke Street, Ontario Street and from the underground parking garage. Click here for Program details including talent and hours and links to more information.

There's lots of parking, and on Saturday and Sunday it's free in all City of Kitchener surface lots, plus 3 parking garages - City Hall, Duke/Ontario Streets, and Kitchener Market. (Does not include Green Street or Rotary lots.) For details see Kitchener's Downtown parking maps.

Scenes from a previous Christkindl Market. See our Video (19mb Quicktime)


Thursday, December 5th    Open 10 am – 9 pm (Official Opening, from 6 pm)
Friday, December 6th     Open 10 am – 9 pm
Saturday, December 7th     Open 9 am – 9 pm
Sunday, December 8th    Open 10 am – 4 pm (Official Closing and Draw, 4 pm)

Everyday at the Christkindl Market

Live Nativity - outside on Civic Square
Model Railway Displays - 1st Floor
Blacksmith Demonstrations - outside on Civic Square on the weekend
Klaus the Organgrinder (Crank Organ) - throughout the event, indoors & outside on the square
70+ Vendors - throughout the main floor, 2nd level and the outdoor huts

Kindling the Christmas spirit

"I remember the first year of the Market about 10 years ago. Snow falling gently, beautiful German music playing outside, high quality Christmas goods for purchase from friendly vendors, hot-mulled cider, the nativity scene, the skaters - what atmosphere!!! The magic has hooked me ever since. So much different from the mall! Thanks for kindling the Christmas spirit." - Barb Bout