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                                        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
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                                        and artisans would meet around the churches. These
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                                        gathered around the Church with song, food and
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                                        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
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                                        the 16th century meant that Nikolaus, the gift giver                                                   City of Kitchener
                                        in certain regions of Germany, was replaced by the       After Visit ExploreWaterloo,       Heffner Lexus Toyota
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The twirl of skaters. The sound of a    the world and is sometimes called Christkindlmarkt,                             Germany                Ball Construction

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                                        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

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       winter air. As you stroll past                                                                                                          Downtown Kitchener BIA
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         huts and vendors delicious                                                                                                            German National
        aromas invite you to linger.                                                                                                             Tourist Office
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                                                                                                  All proceeds go to the German                Lumichrom
                                                                                                  Language School Concordia
                                                                                                  in Kitchener. Canada’s largest
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                                                                                                  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 •

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               WIN A TRIP TO GERMANY
                                          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
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                                                                                                                                                                                 woven blankets, pottery, fashion for men/women and
                                            6:30 Official Opening Ceremony with Grand                 Angels, Knecht Ruprecht and           P

                                                 Philharmonic Choir, Hallelujah Chorus                                                                                           children, hand-blown glass, gift baskets, pet accessories,


                                                                                                      the Organ Grinder

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                                            7:30 TBA                                                                                                                             CDs DVDs, imports from the Erzgebirge and Bavaria,

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                                                                                                    • Blacksmith demonstrations
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                                          Friday December 4 – Open 10 am - 9 pm                                                                                                  original art and angels of all kinds.
                                                                                                    • Skating on City Hall Square

                                            4:00    Schneider Male Choir
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                                            5:30    Klaus Sonnenberg Tenor                                                                  H
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                                            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
                                                    The Swiss Farmers Band
                                                    Transylvania Dancers
                                                    Official Closing Ceremonies & DRAW
                                                                                                    See contest details, maps, eNews sign up and updates on festivities.

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