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Move Over Santa—Christkind is Coming to Town

Happenings

German folklore inspires a magical Christmas market

Since the 1500s a fairy-like “grand” angel called Christkind—dressed in gold and white robes with a crown perched upon her golden locks—has been the bearer of gifts to children of the German-speaking world. This year she will visit Chicago (most specifically Daley Plaza) right up until the 24th of December and bring with her a myriad of festivities and fun.

Christkindlmarket is inspired by a Nuremberg, Germany, market that was founded in 1545 and in keeping with the old European traditions it will feature iconic German items like nutcrackers, cuckoo clocks and beer steins, as well as hand-blown ornaments and wooden handicrafts. Delicious and authentic food like sausages, sauerkraut, potato pancakes, and waffles will at the ready, as well as beer and Glühwein (a traditional hot spiced wine) for warming you up on the inside.

The market is located in Daley Plaza in the Loop neighborhood of downtown Chicago. It will be open from 11am everyday until the 24th of December.

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