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Day 11

From homemade to handblown, Christmas ornaments carry traditions through the years and are cherished glimpses from Christmases past.

Christkindl has had many ornaments and souvenirs over the years (see our photo gallery below)! 
The ONLY way to get all of this year's collectibles is to buy Christkind-in-a-Box! ($30 each, value $85, while supplies last) Click here for ways to buy

This year, we've started a new tradition with a nutcracker gallery, hand decorated by local artists.

Today's Concert

Grand Harmony Chorus

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: Donelda Janzen, Washington, ON

Pearls and lace adorn this nutcracker. 

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.

Join Us On Social

Join Us Online

Share your traditions!

Join our online community on Instagram & Facebook to share your Christmas ornaments, stories, pictures, and traditions with us.

  • What is your favourite ornament?  And why?
  • Are any of your ornaments handmade?
  • Do you have any ornament traditions in your home?

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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

Crafting & Recipes

Christmas Scented Salt Dough Ornaments

This easy, old fashioned, handmade recipe is a great craft idea for kids and adults. Learn how to make these long-lasting Christmas scented salt dough ornaments by following the simple instructions by Rocky Hedge Farm. 

Craft Your Own Wrapped Yarn Ornaments

Using cookie cutters, yarn, sewing pins and a few other materials, create these fun, unique wrapped yarn ornaments for your Christmas tree in 2021 by One Little Project.

72 DIY Christmas Ornaments

Looking for more inspiration? Here are 72 easy-to-make DIY Christmas ornaments you can make right at home using things already in your craft cupboard and pantry.

Photo Gallery of Christkindl's Collectible Ornaments Over the Years.

It is a very important time honoured tradition in our family - we really missed coming this year, seeing all of you, visiting all the nice booths and smelling all that great German food! We will be back next year.
Heffner Ontario Trillium Ontario Downtown Kitchener City of Kitchener Graffiti Market Crowsfoot Smokehaus Dejardins Priority Mechanical BALL Construction Piller'sOktoberfest

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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.