Not only is Germany famous for their harvest celebrations, but they're also known for their enchanting Christmas festivities. Their stunning holiday markets and charming traditions draw visitors from around the world each year. While hopping on a plane to Germany this Christmas is a little out of the question for most of us, it doesn't mean we can't enjoy a traditional market right here in Canada. Ontario's Christkindl Christmas Market will transport you to Germany for the most magical holiday season ever.
With so many twinkling Christmas celebrations happening around Ontario this year, the Christkindl Market adds a unique experience to the holiday splendour. Immerse yourself in a little bit of Christmas spirit from across the world this year, and maybe even nibble on a pretzel or two.
The Christkindl Market takes place each year in Kitchener, about an hour and twenty-minute drive from Toronto. The four-day event has been a holiday tradition since 1997 and will run from December 5 to 8 this year. The market has been named one of the "Top 100 Festivals & Events In Ontario", and is definitely worth a visit this Christmas!
The market hosts over 100 vendors selling traditional, handcrafted items. You can find some unique gifts for everyone on your Christmas list. Wander through twinkling booths, and stop by the many food vendors to indulge in some sweet and savoury German-inspired treats.
Listen to live bands, sing along with the choir, and visit the live Nativity scene. Bring your skates and glide around the holiday rink, and warm up with a fresh, steaming beverage after.
Join in the Christmas cheer with a taste of German holiday festivities this year! Admission and parking are free, and the event is hosted annually at Kitchener City Hall. Who's ready to plan a Christmas road trip?
When: December 5-8, 2019
Address: Kitchener City Hall, 200 King St. W. Kitchener, ON N2G 4G7
Why You Need To Go: Experience Christmas as if you're in Germany at this traditional Christkindl Market!