Northern California Has Its Very Own German Christmas Market And You’ll Want To Visit
The holiday shopping season has begun and it’s time to start thinking of where you’re going to pick up some seriously unique gifts. There’s certainly no shortage of shopping options here in Northern California. From gigantic craft shows to joyous holiday markets, there are plenty of wonderful places to begin the gift-giving season. However, there’s an extremely one-of-a-kind market in Sacramento that you don’t want to miss. Christkindlmarkt, a German Christmas market, is overflowing with holiday spirit.
This year's Christkindlmarkt will be held at Sacramento Turn Verein at 3349 J St Sacramento, CA 95816. The joyous event will take place December 1-2, 2018, so be sure to mark your calendars!
Sacramento's 19th annual Christkindlmarkt is held in the tradition of the German outdoor Christmas markets. Although this one is held indoors, it still boasts all the holiday cheer of the traditional markets held across the globe.
Festival goer's will be able to peruse 28 booths from local vendors selling all sorts of German-inspired items like Nussknacker (carved Nutcrackers) and Zwetschgamännla (figures made of decorated dried plums).
There will also be plenty to eat, including a traditional Nurnberg sausage dinner. It washes down great with a hot glass of Gluhwein (hot spiced wine).
There will also be daily appearances of Santa Claus and the German Christkind. Live entertainment in the form of traditional music and dance make for a lively day of fun that is unlike anything you've experienced before.
Christkindlmarkt literally means "Christ child market" and they are usually held in German and Austrian town squares. The market combines food, drink, shopping, and pageantry to make a spirited tradition that attracts tourists from all over the world.
Although Sacramento's Christkindlmarkt is humble compared to the famous ones held in places like Nürnberg or Dresden, this is still an amazing market that you'll definitely want to attend. Don't miss this incredibly unique event!
Be sure not to miss this excellent German Christmas market this year! For another holiday destination, check out this
Winter Walk In Northern California That Will Positively Enchant You.
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3349 J St Sacramento, CA 95816