Experience our award winning Top 100 Festivals & Events in Ontario! Kitchener City Hall has been home to Canada's original Christkindl Market since 1997. Every Christmas, since medieval times, towns and cities across Germany come alive with the sights, sounds and smells of Christmas. Come relive centuries-old traditions.
SHOP 100 vendors in Christkindl's Outdoor Village of wooden huts & inside 1st & 2nd floors of Kitchener City Hall
This year we have further expanded the festival by adding even more wooden huts in Christkindl's Outdoor Village along King Street and on Carl Zehr Square. Plus, indoors on the first and second floors. You can enjoy hot Glühwein and lots of sweet and savoury specialty foods to eat now, take home and for gift giving. There are huts with Christmas decor, boughs, giftware, handmade clothing, Christmas trees, as well as many unique finds. Enjoy carriage rides through Victoria Park. Indoors, discover booths throughout the first and second floors. Check out Christkindl's collectible 2019 wooden Christmas tree ornament, new cloth shopping bag, and sip a hot Glühwein (alcohol-free) as you stroll. See: 100 VENDORS & LINKS
ENTERTAINMENT bands, choirs & dance groups on the outdoor stage
New this year: Join us Friday & Saturday night for a free outdoor Christmas concert by "The Beyer's." Marion and Klaus Beyer are direct from Berlin, Germany. Throughout Thursday and Friday you can hear the unique sounds of the "Trillium Alphorns." 35 performances by Choirs, Bands and Dance groups will move you to sway, sing-along, twirl or just close your eyes and feel their music. Kids, join us inside Kinderecke (Kid's Corner) for 15 performances including puppet and magic shows, storytellers, and workshops for children. Take in Fred & Jenny's train room, blacksmiths demonstrations, live nativity and skating. Take a photo with one of our folklore characters who will have special treats. "The Season’s Greetings" Postcard Photo Gallery - come explore photographs of peoples’ homes, churches and businesses decorated for Christmas from about 1903 to 1930 - Berlin Tower ARTSPACE.
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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8 10:00 am- 4:00 pm
~ FREE ADMISSION ~
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