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Day 2

Enjoy revisiting our opening ceremonies over the years, and watching part of this year's pre-recorded spectacular performance in our daily video above. 

To watch the full 2021 performance of Handel's Hallelujah Chorus by The Grand Philharmonic Choir, watch the video below. 

Today's Concert

Grand Philharmonic Choir

Watch the full performance of the Hallelujah Chorus by the Grand Philharmonic Choir (click the >PLAY button).

During the evening hours of our Outdoor Festivities at Gaukel Street, watch this performance projected on the Video Wall at 5PM, 6PM and 7PM on December 2, 3 and 4. During the day, relive the sounds of some of the performances by our bands and choirs over the past 25 years.  

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


Nutcracker Day 2

Artist: Anne Williamson, Waterloo ON

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 let's relive some of our Christkindl Market Opening Ceremonies from previous years.

  • What is your most memorable Opening Ceremonies?
  • What's your favourite time to visit the Christkindl Market?

For a chance to WIN follow us on Instagram!  

  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

Outdoor Festival on Gaukel Street

Main Festivities on Gaukel Street - showing hand in the air holding cel phone with flashlight on to repersent candle

Watch The Grand Philharmonic Choir perform on our NEW Video Wall!

Starting at 5:00 PM relive highlights of the past 25 years on our video wall, including our new opening ceremony recording of Handel's Hallelujah Chorus, sung by The Grand Philharmonic Choir, Christkindl & her helper Knecht Ruprecht. 

Instead of a candle, turn on your flashlight on your phone and participate in this year's opening ceremony.

Shop & Explore 

Experience the magic and splendor of our outdoor village of 25 wooden huts and take your holiday photos with Christkindl and her helper Knecht Ruprecht.

Don't forget your letter to Santa! Visit our Official Christkindl Post Office with your pre-stamped holiday mail.

Be sure to share your photos with us on social!

Learn more about our outdoor festival here.

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