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Day 8

It's an upcoming official winter Olympic sport. Originally seen in paintings from Germany in the 1600s, Ice-Stock is now played worldwide, including right here in Kitchener.

Learn more about Ice-Stock and enjoy today's concert and activities. Watch the video above and meet Jennifer Mayrl, President of the Ice-Stock Federation and Ronny Horvath of the Concordia Team, Kitchener. 

Today's Concert


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: Lori Gove, Kitchener ON | Instagram @ljgove

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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The members of the National Team that have brought home Gold and Silver for Canada were at the Chriskindl Festival this year!

Would you try Ice-Stock? What other sport is Ice-Stock more like: curling or bocce?

Did you catch the Ice-Stock demonstration by the members of the National Team? Share your pictures and experiences with us!

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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


The new Advent Calendar and Marketplace website is great. I’ve sent the link to my friends in the USA and Australia to watch too! See you next year!
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