Check out the Free Christkindl Market in Denver to Dec 23
Relive a centuries old German tradition when the 16th annual Denver Christkindl Market kicks off on Friday, November 18, 2016, in connection with Downtown Denver’s Grand Illumination and the Parade of Lights. This typical German Christmas market at Skyline Park along the 16th Street Mall will continue through Friday, December 23.
The market includes vendors, from Germany and other European countries, as well as local artisans, offering offer quality, handcrafted gift items including such as traditional hand-carved wooden figurines, handmade candles, and ornaments. Traditional German food, bratwurst, potato pancakes, goulash and apple strudel will tempt your taste buds. Check out this year’s daily entertainment HERE. Sip on warm Glühwein (spiced mulled wine) as you listen to traditional Christmas carols or you can toast your friends with an authentic German Bier!
This year’s market will be larger and better with more vendors than in 2015 offering their wares. Hours are Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday & Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., with special hours on Thanksgiving Day of 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and extended hours December 19 to 23. A complete schedule of events and entertainment may be found on the Denver Christkindl Market website.
What you will find at the Denver Christmas Market:
Christmas markets are the perfect place to find a unique Christmas gift or souvenir, such as handmade toys, Christmas ornaments and decorations, pottery, and crystal ware. And no visit to a German Christmas market is complete without sampling delicious treats including:
- Gluehwein ¬ mulled wine, a hot spiced wine
- Rostbratwuerste – typically charcoal-grilled sausages
- Lebkuchen – gingerbread biscuits
- Brataepfel – baked apples
- Gebrannte Mandeln – roasted almonds
- Maronen – roasted chestnuts
- Marzipanbrot (Marzipan Bread) – a big piece of Marzipan, shaped like a loaf of bread
- Stollen – traditional German Christmas bread with dried fruits, nuts, spices, and sugar icing
The Denver Christkindl Market is always striving to make their visitors’ experience an unforgettable one. Enjoy live music and dancing, German, European and local craft vendors, authentic food and drink, and a true spirit of an Old World Christmas. The festival organizers, the German American Chamber of Commerce and the German Cultural Foundation, hope you enjoy this little slice of Germany and come back year after year!
November 18 – December 23, 2016
Sunday – Thursday, 11am – 7pm
Friday and Saturday, 11am – 9pm
closes at 4pm on Thanksgiving Day
extended weekday hours, December 19 – 23
Located at Skyline Park at 16th St. Mall and Arapahoe St.
Sunday-Wednesday: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday: 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
1825 Arapahoe Street
Denver, CO 80202