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Day 19

On Day 19, we celebrate one of the most beloved holiday traditions – the Christmas Tree. Read a few stories and enjoy Today's Concert.

Today's Concert

Golden Keys Kids

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.

Share Your Christmas Tree Pictures!

Share your Christmas Tree memories, stories, pictures and traditions with us. Show off this year's tree or a favourite from the past.

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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.

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Share your traditions!

Join our online community on Facebook and Instagram and share your favourite, funny or heartwarming Christmas tree stories. 

  • What's your favourite story about getting your tree, putting up your tree or decorating it?
  • What have you used for garland? (e.g. dried oranges, popcorn & cranberries, etc.)
  • What's on top of your tree? Is it someone's special job to put it up?

  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 Tree Alternatives

Sometimes, bringing a Christmas tree home just doesn't work out. You can still participate in the tradition of a Christmas tree even if you don't get one! Here are 35+ alternative Christmas tree ideas to decorate your home.

Make Your Own Tree Decorations

Staying at home may have its challenges, but don't let that stop your creativity! Grab your family and spend some time crafting your own Christmas tree decorations. Here are 75 homemade Christmas ornaments to inspire you this year.

I'm really happy something was able to happen in light of the pandemic and our current red zone label. I love going to the Christkindl market every year and I'm thrilled that it's online but we can also pick up a bag with little bits from all around it. Glühwein is one of my favourite things to get there and I'm glad it's in the Christkindl in a bag.
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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.