Christkindlmarkt - A Celebration of German Holiday Traditions

The Arizona Center for Germanic Cultures presents its eighth annual Christkindlmarkt -- a traditional German Christmas market -- in the Stagecoach Village in Cave Creek, Friday, December 9 from 5pm - 8pm, Saturday, December 10 from 10am to 8pm and Sunday, December 11, 2016 from 10am to 5pm


The Christkindlmarkt – a celebration held throughout Germany and Central Europe  since the Middle Ages – brings cherished German and European traditions to downtown Phoenix with holiday entertainment, German, Austrian and Swiss cuisine, vendors and local artisans selling merchandise like children’s toys and Christmas ornaments, and activities and entertainment for the whole family! Admission is free.

 

Browse through traditional handicrafts, including handmade soaps and candles, jewelry, ornaments and toys.  Enjoy traditional Christmas food and beverage specialties from Germany, including Nuernberger bratwurst and wieners, sauerkraut, Gulasch soup, real German Laugenbrezeln (hot soft pretzels), apple strudel, "Lebcake" style gingerbread cookies (Lebkuchen), hot roasted chestnuts, roasted sugar almonds (gebrannte mandeln), German Christmas cookies, hot mulled wine (Gluehwein), hot apple cider, hot cocoa, coffee (available with a variety of schnapps), and German winter beer from Warsteiner.

 

Entertainment includes traditional Christmas music, a vocal choir and a bell choir from Mountain View Lutheran Church, performances by the AZ Puppet Theater, and a special appearance by the Christkindl and Saint Nikolaus with gifts for the children in attendance. 

 

The event is easily accessible just West of Tom Darlington Road on Cave Creek Road. Look for the large sign pointing into the Stagecoach Village on the North side of Cave Creek Road. Ample parking is available free of charge in the Village.

 

For more information, visit the Arizona Center for Germanic Cultures website at ac4gc.org.  The Arizona Center for Germanic Cultures, Inc. is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to establishing a place for people of Germanic background to share their traditions, history, contributions, culture and celebrations with their fellow Americans from all backgrounds.

Christkindlmarkt to Celebrate German Traditions

Vendors, Organizers Needed for December Event

The Arizona Center for Germanic Cultures will present its eighth annual Christkindlmarkt in the Stagecoach Village in Cave Creek on  Friday, Dec. 9 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 10, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Christkindlmarkt – a celebration held throughout Central Europe – will bring cherished German and European traditions to the Stagecoach Village in Cave Creek with holiday entertainment, German and Austrian cuisine, vendors and local artisans selling merchandise like children’s toys and Christmas ornaments, and much more for the whole family! Admission will be free.

The event is not until December, but the Arizona Center for Germanic Cultures is currently seeking vendors whose merchandise fits with this theme. They could also use more help from downtown Cave Creek businesses and others in organizing this event.

If you would like to be a vendor or would like to help organize the Christkindlmarkt, please contact Susan Fiebig at (480) 682-8328 or contact us through the website.


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