Christkindlmarket at First English Lutheran – Dec. 4

Editor’s note: The Following information was provided by First English Lutheran Church.

Our Christkindlmarket will be in the First English Lutheran Church parking lot on Sat., Dec. 4th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The community is invited.

A Christkindlmarkt is a German street market held during Advent with a history that goes back to medieval times. At these markets, farmers came to town to shop and offer their wares.  Villagers bought and sold homemade Christmas decorations and traditional European handicrafts, such as hand carved nutcrackers and straw ornaments.

From open-air stalls, food and drink were served. The early markets were usually held in front of churches and were looked at as part of a church visit.  The name, Christkindlmarket, can even be attributed to Martin Luther. He suggested that children exchange gifts because of das Christkind, the Christ Child.

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