Christkindlmarkt - A Celebration of German Holiday Traditions

The Arizona Center for Germanic Cultures presents its 12th annual Christkindlmarkt -- a traditional German Christmas market -- at the German-American Community Center Treffpunkt in Scottsdale;Saturday, December 5, from 10am to 8pm, and Sunday, December 6, 2020 from 10am to 8pm


The Christkindlmarkt – a celebration held throughout Germany and Central Europe  since the Middle Ages – brings cherished German and Austrian traditions to Scottsdale Airpark with holiday entertainment, German and Polish cuisine, vendors and local artisans selling merchandise like candles and Christmas ornaments, and activities and entertainment for the whole family! Admission is free.

 

Browse through traditional handicrafts, including handmade candles, knitted wares, and ornaments.  Enjoy traditional Christmas food and beverage specialties from Germany, including bratwurst and wieners, sauerkraut, potato pancakes, cabbage and sausage stew,  "Lebcake" style gingerbread cookies (Lebkuchen), German Christmas cookies, hot mulled wine (Gluehwein), hot apple cider, hot cocoa, and German winter beer from Warsteiner.

 

Entertainment includes traditional Christmas music, a special appearance by the Christkindl and Saint Nikolaus with gifts for the children in attendance. 

 

Please register at https://treffpunkt.z2systems.com/np/clients/treffpunkt/eventList.jsp

 

The event is just off Hayden Road between Redfield and Acoma. Look for the large sign pointing to the Treffpunkt on the East side of 79th Street. Ample parking is available free of charge in front of and around the back of the Community Center.

 

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 12th annual Christkindlmarkt at the German-American Community Center Treffpunkt  in the Scottsdale Airpark on  Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The Christkindlmarkt – a celebration held throughout Central Europe – will bring cherished German and European traditions to the Treffpunkt in Scottsdale with holiday entertainment, German and Austrian cuisine, vendors and local artisans selling merchandise like Advent wreaths and Christmas ornaments, and much more for the whole family! Admission will be free.

If you would like to be a vendor or would like to help organize the Christkindlmarkt, please contact us through the website.


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