Christkindl Market celebrates 20 years of recreating tastes, smells, sights, sounds and 700-year-old traditions of German Christmas Markets. December 1-4 downtown Kitchener transforms into a fanfare of food, shopping and entertainment for the whole family with 90 vendors, including huts outside Kitchener City Hall. 40,000 visitors enjoy 30 bands, choirs, dancers, puppet shows, trains, children's workshops, blacksmiths, live nativity and horse-drawn carriages. Awarded Top 100 Festivals in Ontario. Win a trip to Germany! Admission to the market is free. It runs from Dec 7 to 10 at Kitchener City Hall. It's open Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The opening ceremony and candlelight procession start Thursday, Dec. 7 at 6 p.m. at the clock tower in Victoria Park.
TV INTERVIEW: CTV Made right here To watch the show, you may need to search for this title: What to expect at the Christkindl Market
BLOG: WRX Real Estate's Spotlight on Christkindl Marekt, "Things To Do in Kitchener-Waterloo"
RADIO INTERVIEW: 107.5 Dave Rocks: December 7, 2017 Marjorie Wood is with Kitchener's Christkindl Market Committee and she stopped by The Morning Buzz to talk about the opening ceremonies, food and schnapps that can be found at this weekend's festivities. Listen to the interview.
BLOG: Stuff to do with your kids in Kitchener Waterloo Dec. 2, 2017, Those2Girls Christkindl Market, Kitchener’s Other German Festival - Many of you are very familiar with the annual Kitchener Waterloo Oktoberfest German Festival, but did you know we have a second German Festival that happens during the Christmas season? We were invited to this year’s Christkindl Market Media Event and learned quite a bit about the origin of the festival and what can be expected at this year’s event. Read more.
TV INTERVIEW: RogersTV interviews Chair of Marketing, Henning Grumme of Christkindl Market committee about this year's Festival. Watch the interview with Henning.
NEWS ARTICLE: Nov 28, 2017 by Catherine Thompson Waterloo Region Record, firstname.lastname@example.org , Twitter: @ThompsonRecord Christkindl traditions go back to 1434, but reflect modern realities The Christkindl Market, with its dozens of vendors selling spiced gluhwein, savoury sausages and sugar-dusted stollen, seems redolent of times of plenty. But the outdoor markets that are a fundamental Christmas tradition in German-speaking countries actually stem from periods of austerity. The first record of a Christmas market in Germany dates from 1434 in Dresden, said James Skidmore, director of the Waterloo Centre for German Studies at the University of Waterloo, who gave a talk about German Christmas traditions Tuesday in advance of the annual Christkindl festival. Read the complete article.
NEWS ARTICLE: Canada / SEE & DO Sahar Aman, 4 November 2017 Canada’s Best Christmas and Winter Markets For an authentic German Christmas market experience, join 35,000 others who visit Christkindl. Kitchener, Ontario’s award-winning holiday market, was founded in 1996 and has been evoking the sights, smells, and tastes of German festivities for over 20 years. Downtown Kitchener comes to life with the honoured traditions of a candlelight lantern parade, lighting of the Christmas tree, a live nativity scene, and performances from choirs, bands, and dance groups. If you are just in it for the food then you won’t be disappointed! Prepare to drool over Belgian waffles, stollen, sausages, schnitzel on a bun, and traditional glühwein. Read more.
Kitchener Post: Christkindl Market open for 20th anniversary season - By Bill Jackson, Kitchener Post - November 30, 2016
uwimprint (Univerisity of Waterloo): Christmas comes early to the market By Leanna Walsh - November 8, 2016
ResortsAndLodges.com: Kitchener Christkindl Market: A Christmas Shopping Event with German Flair, By Thomas Schultz posted November 16, 2016
Kitchener Record & Hamilton Spectator - Twelve days of Christmas in Waterloo region: One castle, two trains, three plays and several festivals of lights brighten the night By Anne Bokma, posted November 19, 2016
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Canadian Affairs: The Best Christmas Markets in Canada - November 22, 2016 - http://www.canadianaffair.com/blog/best-christmas-markets-canada/
Liliane Fawzy Blog - December 2016 - (Great photos!) mytorontomyworld.com/christkindl-market-and-wonders-of-winter/