Every Christmas, since medieval times, towns and cities across Germany come alive with the sights, sounds and smells of Christmas. Kitchener City Hall is home to Canada's original Christkindl Market - since 1997. We have once again been awarded "Top 100 Festivals & Events in Ontario." This year you'll notice more decorated outdoor huts and eating stands along King Street where you can enjoy Gluhwein, sweet and savoury foods to eat now, take home or wrap up for gift giving. Shop outside and inside from 100 vendors while you listen to choirs, bands and dance groups. Experience the train room, blacksmith demonstrations, live nativity and visit with our folkloric characters. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter! Be sure to watch out our videos. Sign up for our email newsletter (we send about 4-6 newsletters annually).
New this year is the Kinder Iglu for all Children's programming from Friday through Sunday. See details and entertainment schedule.
Parking is free on Saturday and Sunday in select city lots, including underground at Kitchener City Hall.
Vendor Map including huts on Carl Zehr Square, huts along King Street and inside Kitchener City Hall on the 1st & 2nd Floors (will be posted soon).
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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
MoreOn Thursday, December 6th visitors proceed towards Kitchener's Carl Zehr Square. Pick up a candle or bring your lantern to Christkindl's official opening. Enjoy the Grand Philharmonic...
MoreDuring our Closing Ceremonies on Sunday at 4pm we will draw for the winners of a Broil King Grill & one of 3 "Eat, Stay, Play" gift certificates. Plus, prizes for lucky winners in the audience...
Future Festival Dates:
23rd Annual Dec 5-8, 2019
24th Annual Dec 3-6, 2020
25th Annual Dec 2-5, 2021