New Jersey Has Its Very Own German Christmas Market And You’ll Want To Visit

Christmas markets, also known as Christkindlmarkts or Weihnachtsmarkts, are street markets that signify the beginning of the Christmas season. They got their start in Germany back in the Late Middle Ages (as early as 1384) and typically include food, drink and gifts sold out of open air stalls. In the past few centuries, the tradition has spread to other places – including New Jersey.

Overflowing with charm, there will be over 25 unique vendors to enjoy. Keep cozy with warm drinks (or spirits) and enjoy a Christmas tradition that dates back centuries. Find Asbury Festhalle & Biergarten at 527 Lake Avenue, Asbury Park. The market runs weekends until December 23rd, from noon – 7 p.m. (weather permitting). While you’re in Asbury Park, check out one of the town’s other iconic destinations. Learn more about them by clicking here.