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Day 17

Watching the skilled Blacksmiths demonstrate their trade, is a must-do activity at Christkindl Market. We missed them this year. We're hoping to see Sean, Wolfgang and many of the other blacksmiths again next year!

Today's Concert

Concordia Club Choirs
Conductor - Martin Anderle

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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Skilled artisans such as blacksmiths brought their Christmas traditions with them from Europe in the 1700s. As they migrated across North America in the 1800s, many of these traditions came to shape how Christmas was and is celebrated in the United States and Canada. Read more history below.

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Holiday Activities & Traditions



Artist: Arlene McCarthy, Kitchener, ON | Instagram @artbyarlene

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.

Visit the Ontario Artist Blacksmith Association website for pictures, events and more information.

The online Advent Calendar is such a great way to start each pre-Christmas day....informative and entertaining - hmmmm let me just get another piece of chocolate before watching the video, browsing the Marketplace of shops and artisans, as well as listening to 'Today's Concert.'
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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.