HISTORY Celebrating its 13th year in Kitchener, Christkindl Market is part of a tradition in Germany that dates back through the centuries. Its origins go all the way 1 3t h back to the Middle Ages when farmers, tradesmen ANN UAL and artisans would meet around the churches. These 1 3t h ANN UAL gatherings became open-air markets and celebrations DISCOVER FRIENDS FREE ADMISSION gathered around the Church with song, food and Discover local museums, theatres, BROCHURE SPONSOR small gifts. The first documented open winter market farmers’ markets, German Clubs, was held in 1310 in Munich, Germany. It was called restaurants and the many attractions “Nikolausdult.” The reformation of the church in throughout Waterloo Region. Bring the whole family and stay a while. PLATINUM the 16th century meant that Nikolaus, the gift giver City of Kitchener in certain regions of Germany, was replaced by the After Visit ExploreWaterloo Region.com, Heffner Lexus Toyota Visitor.on.ca, StJacobs.com, Festivalsand Rogers Television Christkindl (or Christ Child). EventsOntario.ca, TheRecord.com, and The Record chriskindl.ca (go to ‘Links’). As the custom of giving presents grew, Christkindl GOLD Markets became a popular venue for the sale of toys ProSiebenSat.1Welt The sparkle of Christmas lights. and gift items. The festival is now celebrated around SILVER The twirl of skaters. The sound of a the world and is sometimes called Christkindlmarkt, Germany Ball Construction Win GERMANY Christmas Market, Kristkindlmarkt, Striezelmarkt or Blaue Seiten choir singing Silent Night. Fluffy A TRIP FOR 2 TO CHYM 96.7 FM white flakes swirl in the brisk even Weihnachtsmarkt. Emerge2 Digital Brochure: Emerge2.com Design: Bam Creative Photography: Pirak.com Information is subject to change without notice. FM 98.5 CKWR christkindl.ca winter air. As you stroll past Downtown Kitchener BIA Bullas Travel huts and vendors delicious German National aromas invite you to linger. Tourist Office Miele Rail Europe 2nd & 3rd PRIZES Walper Hotel Top quality appliances BRONZE Aldred, Fred Bam Creative 1 3t h ANN UAL Bridgeport Pottery Pick up a Christkindl German-Canadian Market Gift Pack Business & Professional Assoc. All proceeds go to the German Lumichrom Language School Concordia in Kitchener. Canada’s largest Petsche’s Shoes Piller, George Pirak Studio December 3-6, 2009 Saturday German school. Over Spaenaur Inc. F.J. Stork Holdings Kitchener City Hall, Kitchener, ON Canada 600 students attend each year. Twin City Dwyer Printing Christkindl Market • City of Kitchener • 200 King St. W., 7th Floor, Box 1118 • Kitchener Ontario Canada N2G 4G7 519-741-2387 • email@example.com christkindl.ca christkindl.ca WIN A TRIP TO GERMANY ENTERTAINMENT Thursday December 3 – Open 10 am - 9 pm 10:00 Early Bird Shopping FESTIVITIES SHOPPING 5:30 German Alliance Brass Band - at City Hall Square • Candlelight procession, Thursday 6PM Set aside lots of time to visit our new and original vendors 5:30 Grand Philharmonic Choir carol singing - • Live Nativity throughout the 1st and 2nd level inside City Hall and the meet at Victoria Park Clock Tower • Garden Railway Model displays outdoor huts on the square. You’ll find handcrafted toys, 6:00 Candlelight procession along Gaukel Street nutcrackers, incense smokers, cuckoo clocks, music boxes, to Kitchener’s City Hall Square • Kinderecke - Children’s Craft Centre shaved wood and other ornaments, pyramids, sheepskin 6:15 Fanfares Transylvania Hofbrau Band - • Community Pot(tery) at City Hall Square and leatherware, candles, one-of-a-kind jewelry, hand- • Visit with Christkindl, ST • POST ES woven blankets, pottery, fashion for men/women and 6:30 Official Opening Ceremony with Grand Angels, Knecht Ruprecht and P O Philharmonic Choir, Hallelujah Chorus children, hand-blown glass, gift baskets, pet accessories, C A AN the Organ Grinder • CANAD 7:30 TBA CDs DVDs, imports from the Erzgebirge and Bavaria, ADA • • Blacksmith demonstrations 1 3t h 2009 -12-06 ANN UAL Friday December 4 – Open 10 am - 9 pm original art and angels of all kinds. • Skating on City Hall Square IO KI 4:00 Schneider Male Choir • Choirs, Bands and Dancers C T R 5:30 Klaus Sonnenberg Tenor H EN TA Welcome ER, ON 6:30 Alpine Dancers • Post Office – get the Christkindl 7:00 Gospel Brass Band Market postmark on your Saturday December 5 – Open 9 am - 9 pm holiday mail 11:00Grand Philharmonic Choir Colourful swirl of folk dancers, choirs 12:00Golden Keys 1:00German Evangelical Alliance Choir and bands and the melodious tolling 2:00Transylvania Hofbrau Band FOOD 2:00Puppet Show (2nd floor) of bells. There’s music and more to set 3:00KW Schuhplattler and Folk Dancers Delectable treats to tempt your tastebuds include potato pancakes, smoked turkey the mood for holiday magic. 3-5:00Kids Workshop (2nd floor) 3:30German Language School Concordia Choir drumsticks, roasted pork on a bun, grilled 4:00TBA bratwurst, sausages, Schnitzel, Leberkaese, 5:00Schwaben Dancers Kaiserfleisch, cabbage rolls, lentil and goulash soups, 6:00Concordia Club Choirs & Singalong Male, buns, breads, pretzels, Stollen, pastries, cakes, tortes, Children, Youth & Mixed Choirs chocolates, marzipan, Lebkuchen, gingerbread and 7:00 Arn-Horn Doppelgaenger other cookies, candied nuts, waffles, funnel cakes, Sunday December 6 – Open 10 am - 4 pm Glühwein (spiced warm wine) and coffee. 12:00 TBA 1:00 Kitchener Musical Society Band 2:00 3:00 3:30 4:00 The Swiss Farmers Band Transylvania Dancers TBA Official Closing Ceremonies & DRAW christkindl.ca See contest details, maps, eNews sign up and updates on festivities.
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