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Thursday, December 1, 2016 — 10:00 AM to Sunday, December 4, 2016 — 4:00 PM EST

Join the 20th Anniversary!

Since 1996, Kitchener City hall has been home to Canada's original Christkindl Market. Join the city where the sights, sounds and smells of Christmas in Germany can be experienced all in one place!

There are different types of entertainment happening on each day. It is definitely an event you will want to experience. This event is absolutely FREE, so you can show up on all four days to enjoy a day's worth of food, music and events.

These are just some of the sights, sounds and smells of your authentic German Christmas Market experience at Christkindl, where you will be welcomed by the oldest and largest German community in Canada – and by folkloric German Christmas characters like the Christkindl, Angels, Knecht Ruprecht and Klaus the Organ Grinder.

Stalls selling mulled wine and delicious sugar-coated Stollen fruit cakes. The smell of apples, cinnamon, baked treats and grilled sausages fill the air. Choirs sing carols and visitors join in. The sounds of blacksmiths' hammers and organ grinders remind of a time long forgotten. Orchestras and brass bands play and dancing troupes dance through the streets. As night falls, a giant Christmas tree comes to life, filling the town square with twinkling lights and glittering ornaments, and dancing gives way to skating under the stars. Today, Christkindl markets have been exported around the world, spreading the unique spirit and experience that is German Christmas, to millions of people seeking to create magical memories of the season for their families.

When is the event?

Date Time
Thursday, December 1 10:00 am to 9:00 pm
Friday, December 2 10:00 am to 9:00 pm
Saturday, December 3 9:00 am to 9:00 pm
Sunday, December 4 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Kitchener City Hall (Outside and Inside)
Main Floor & 2nd Floor
200 King Street W

Kitchener, ON N2G 4V6