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Day 15

Come bounce, leap and twirl along with our Dance Groups while you listen to Today's Concert below. 

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Today's Concert

Transylvania Hofbrau Band

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.

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Share your favourite Christmas stories, pictures, and traditions with us.

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Dance Groups that Perform at Christkindl Market

The Transylvania Dance Group

The Transylvania Dance Group

The Transylvania Dance Group consists of our youth ages 15 to 26. They perform traditional folk dances throughout the year in two different costumes: the traditional Transylvanian Tracht (folk costume) and German dirndl and lederhosen costume. They take part in multi-cultural events, Oktoberfest, raise money for charities and are very active in our daily club life.

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Concordia Enzian Schuhplattler Verein

Concordia Enzian Schuhplattler Verein

The Concordia Enzian Schuhplattler Verein has been performing together as a group for over 30 years comprising of a wide age range and multi-generations. The repertoire consists of traditional folk dances including waltzes, polkas, cow bells, whips and, of course, schuplattlering – all accompanied by a live accordionist. The costumes and dances represent the Miesbach region of heritage.

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Schwaben Dancers

Kitchener Schwaben Dancers

The Schwaben Dancers are an energetic, Germanic folk dance group who love to entertain and electrify their audience. Their dances draw on their ancestral cultural origins from the Rhine region and blend them with the regional influences of the Danube River Basin. A plethora of artistic infusions from the Alps skirting the Carpathians across the northern Balkans to the Black Sea molded this distinctiveness.

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The Alpine Dancers

The Alpine Dance Group

The Alpine Dancers of the Alpine Club (Kitchener) have been performing German/Austrian folkdances and Schuhplattlers since 1979. They entertain throughout the year on television, at conventions, celebrations, weddings, Gottscheer Reunions in Canada and the USA, and Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest.

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Holiday Activities & Traditions

Nutcracker-of-the-Day


Nutcracker-of-the-Day

Artist: Elvan Suzer, Kitchener, ON

myart@elvansuzer.com | Instagram @elvanart | Website

Born in Istanbul, Turkey, it was at a very young age that Elvan discovered her love for drawing and painting. In her own culture the name that is given to a child represents her or his personality for the rest of her/his life. Elvan means ‘COLOURFUL’ in her own language, and she lives the full extent of that meaning. Elvan is a local multi-genre artist with experience and education on many diverse art forms, including acrylic, oil, encaustic (beeswax + oil paint), mixed media, sculpture and Turkish traditional art called ‘EBRU’. She has participated in numerous juried and group shows as well as conducted workshops to teach others in her studio and at Homer Watson Gallery. Elvan has also received various recognition and awards for her work. She incorporates different mediums to express her artistic voice. Her inspiration comes from her surroundings and gets combined with her need to express herself as an artist.


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!

Along with singing, dancing is a tradition in many families! Whether your 3-year-old gets down to "Santa Claus Is Coming In A Boogie-Woogie Choo-Choo Train" or you sway slowly with your beloved to "Silent Night," Christmas is the time for some memory-making moves.  Join our online community on Facebook and Instagram and answer these questions! 

  • What is your favourite Christmas song to dance to?
  • Do you have any childhood memories of holiday dancing?
  • Who are some of your favourite dance groups that perform at Christkindl? 

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Follow Along Christmas Videos

Young children dancing in kitchen, grandparents watching with joy

Here are some videos to get the kids (or anybody!) off the couch and onto their tippy toes. Follow along to these children Christmas song dance videos on YouTube.

Christmas Freeze Dance - Skate, ski and do the candy cane twist and listen for when the music says freeze! 

It's Christmas Time Dance Video - Enjoy the falling snow and follow along to these fun, easy dance moves.

The Christmas Waltz Line Dance Demonstration & Tutorial - Solo or with friends, learn this festive waltz and enjoy dancing to your favourite Christmas songs.

Thank you for trying to keep the Christkindl spirit going during a challenging year! Thanks for bringing Christkindl to 2020!
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