Excelsior Christkindlsmarkt -
November 28 - 30, 2014

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The "Christkindlsmarkt" Festival originated over 400 years ago inGermany, taking place during the Advent Season to celebrate the coming of theChrist child. The Festival has continued to this day as the original open airmarket featuring German Christmas traditions such as German Sausages andPotatoes, roasted Almonds, Sweet & Savory Strudel, delectable Chocolates, Cakes & Cupcakes, Kindercocoa, and “Gluehwein’’ a warm, sweet, spicywine. The Market also includes stallsfilled with traditional gifts, handcrafted ornaments, wooden toys, nutcrackers,smokers, blown glass art, vintage pieces, Alpaca sweaters and mittens, Duluth, Mn made Frost River leather goods, hand-crafted wooden boards, original art, German Pottery, and German Lanterns.

Established first in Dresden in the 1600s, the Christkindlsmarktfestival spread to Nurenberg, Heidelberg, Stuttgart, Augsburg, Berlin, Munich(the Heart of Bavaria); continued throughout Germany and then to Bern, Baseland Zurich, Switzerland, and on to Salzburg, Austria. Finally, in 1995, it crossed the ocean todowntown Chicago, where there is currently afabulous Festival inspired by Christkindlsmarkt in Nurenberg, Germany.

The Excelsior Christmas Group, a non-profit community organizationis sponsoring and coordinating the seventh “Christkindlsmarkt” festival in Excelsior, Minnesota. In keepingwith the German traditional Christkindlsmarkt, enjoy the holiday sounds as you take in the aromas and delight your senses with freshgrilled sausage, roasted nuts, and other delicacies. The Excelsior Christkindlsmarkt is held on Thanksgiving weekend

beginning Friday, Nov. 28, Sat. Nov.29th,both days 10-7 and Sun. Nov, 30th. 11-4

Festival SponsorParade SponsorKowalski