Excelsior Christkindlsmarkt -
November 28 - 30, 2014


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Another Excelsior MINNESOTA First

In 2014, “Christkindlsmarkt” comes to Excelsior for the 8th year.

The Christkindlsmarkt Festival originated in Germany celebrating the month of Advent. The Festival has continued to this day as the original open air market featuring German Christmas traditions such as German Sausages and Potatoes, assorted Almonds, Strudel, Chocolates, Kindercocoa and “Gluewein”, glow wine. The Market also offers traditional gifts handcrafted ornaments, wooden toys, nutcrackers, smokers, Alpaca sweaters, mittens, frost River camping gear and more.

Established first in Dresden, The Christkindlsmarkt festival spread to Nurenberg, Heidelberg, Stuttgart, Augsburg, Berlin, Munich (the heart of Bavaria); continued throughout Germany and then to Bern, Basel and Zurich, Switzerland, and on to Salzburg, Austria and throughout Europe. Finally, in 1995, it crossed the ocean to downtown Chicago, where there is currently a fabulous Festival inspired by Christkindlsmarkt in Nurenberg, Germany.

The Excelsior Christmas Group, a non-profit community organization is sponsoring and coordinating the eighth Christkindlsmarkt festival in Minnesota. In keeping with the German traditional Christkindlsmarkt, German Foods, Delicacies, and Gifts will be featured. Please join us in Excelsior to celebrate the old traditions bringing in the Christmas Season. Enjoy the holiday sounds as you take in the aromas and delight your senses with fresh grilled sausage, roasted nuts, and other delicacies.

The Excelsior Christkindlsmarkt is held on Thanksgiving weekend beginning Friday and Saturday, Nov. 28 & 29 opens at 10:00 am until 7 pm, the Beer Garden is open til 10:00 pm; Sunday, Nov. 30th from 11 am to 4:00 pm.

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