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Day 10

 Relive the tastes and smells of the specialty foods available only during Christkindl Market – and, inside a Christkindl-in-a-Box! (Boxes are still available.)

Today's Concert

German Evangelical Alliance Choir

Listen to today's concert recorded in 2019 (click >PLAY below). 
Grab a mug of Gluhwein. 
Enjoy the stories and activities on this page including
today's German saying and today's Nutcracker. Visit our Christkindl Marketplace of artisans and shops.

Holiday Activities & Traditions



Artist: Marcia Bissada, Kitchener ON | Instagram @marciabissada

"Johann Wilhelm" the Nutcracker

This was the first collaborative art project with local artist, Ruth Anne Hamilton. Honouring traditional holiday costumes worn in Germany, these Nutcrackers have been lovingly created using mixed media elements that incorporate acrylic paint and found materials.

Marcia Bissada is an emerging creative artist who enjoys working with varied materials such as acrylic and oil paints, collage, stamping, and fabric to create my artworks with varied themes and focuses. Currently, working on creating a consistent art practice while combining favourite art forms to create a new and unique art style.

View our whole collection in the Nutcracker Gallery and go visit the nutcrackers in all their glory displayed in downtown Kitchener on a self-guided walk.

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Share your traditions!

Join our online community and share your favourite, funny or heartwarming Christmas food stories.

  • Is there a dish you always associate with Christmas time?
  • What's your must-have food at the Christkindl Market?
  • Are there any foods, from the holiday season or year-round, that remind you of your heritage?
  • Do you or your family make cookies or other special desserts every holiday season?

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  Follow us on Instagram and look for our "Eat Stay Play" contest posts. We'll tell you how you could be the Grand Prize winner and enjoy a night out on the town. Learn more here

Crafts & Recipes



Whether you're baking using your great grandmother's recipe or your inventing new flavours with children, Christmas baking is an all-time favourite tradition among many families. Turn up Today's Concert, grab your apron and bake a traditional batch of German cookies, Zuckerplätzchen (Sugar Cookies).

Here's our Zuckerplätzchen recipe

Learn How To Make Stollen

Watch a video and virtual visit a traditional bakery in Dresden, Germany, and learn how to make Stollen from a master baker. 

Christmas Market Foods

Food is a highlight of the Christkindl Market. Looking for some inspiration to bring the taste of Germany at Christmas time to your kitchen? Check out The Curious Creature's Christmas Market Foods: What To Eat & Drink In Germany.

Our family tradition involves going to this amazing event each year. In 2020, we will participate and shop online!
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The photos, videos and concerts presented on this website are a chance for visitors to relive Christkindl Markets from 1997 through 2019. In 2020 we were online only.