This year marks the fifteenth year that Denver will be hosting the Christkindl Market. Christkindl Markets are an age old German tradition of having festively decorated streets, games and rides for children, as well as a traditional German market. Twinkling lights, Christmas carols, and spiced hot wine are just some of the German classics that you can find at Denver’s Christkindl Market.
Keeping the 14th century German tradition alive, Denver movers recommend the Christkindl Market for a unique Christmas experience after moving to Denver. Although it’s original intention in the 1300s was to solely be a market to provide food and supplies for people to be able to survive through the winter, the tradition seemed to stick and turn into much more.
You can expect to find the following German delicacies at Denver’s Christkindl Market:
- Gluehwein – mulled, hot, spiced wine
- Rostbratwuerste – charcoal-grilled sausage
- Lebkuchen – gingerbread biscuits
- Brataepfel – baked apples
- Gebrannte Mandeln – roasted almonds
- Maronen – roasted chesnuts
- Stollen – German Christmas fruit bread
Located at Skyline Park at 16th Street Mall and Arapahoe Street, Christkindl Market will be open from November 20-December 23, from 10 to 11 a.m. until roughly 10 p.m. There will also be live music, dancing, and crafts.