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9 Of The Most Magical German Christmas Markets Across The U.S.

Okay, so not all of us have the luxury of visiting Dresden or Nuremberg this winter to attend one of their amazing Christmas markets. Here are a few stops you can make in the US instead!

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Christmas Market Roadtrip Across the US:

Christkindlmarkt - Leavenworth, WA

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The 19th Annual Bavarian-style Christmas Market for the whole family will be held in Front Street Park and also in the Leavenworth Festhalle. This popular and celebrated northwest tradition features delicious and authentic Bavarian foods, handmade arts & crafts and other gifts, and family-friendly, Bavarian- and Christmas-themed entertainment!


Dates: Nov 29 – 30

Christkindlmarkt - Denver, CO

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This German Christmas market brings the sights, sounds and flavors of the holiday season with its music, food, holiday lights and old-world vendors to Skyline Park; authentic atmosphere of the German holiday season, reminiscent of the times families spend at the Christmas Markets throughout Europe.


Dates: Nov 21- Dec 23

Weihnachtsmarkt Texas Style - Tomball, TX

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Vendors sell German Christmas items, arts and crafts, and more at this seasonal music/street festival and open air market set among the antique shops in the old town area.

Dates: Dec 12 - 14

Old World Christmas Market - Elkhardt Lake, WI

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Reminiscent of the centuries-old Christkindlesmarkt of Nüremberg, Germany, the 16th annual Old World Christmas Market at The Osthoff Resort offers the warmth and merriment of this Old World tradition. Guests stroll the aisles of a grand heated tent bedecked with fragrant boughs of fresh evergreens and the tantalizing scents of roasted almonds and Nüremberg bratwurst as they browse for unique and specialty items among international and regional artisans. Czech blown-glass ornaments, Russian nesting dolls, German hand-carved smokers and nutcrackers, gingerbread houses, fine apparel, handmade amber and silver jewelry, Turkish pashmina scarves and shawls, stained glass art, Russian hand-painted Santas, fresh green wreaths, kissing balls and centerpieces, alpaca products, Estonia woolens, fine chocolates, Plauen lace, fine woodwork, fur products and much more!


Dates: Dec 5-14

Christkindlmarket - Chicago, IL

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Inspired by the Christkindlesmarkt in Nuremberg, the Christkindlmarket Chicago brings a cherished German and European tradition with international flair and local charm to Chicago. It has grown to become one of the most popular winter attractions in the heart of the city. Educational activities for students visiting the market include: scavenger hunts, interviews with vendors, or even singing German holiday songs for all to enjoy. At the market, students get to experience authentic German traditions without having to travel any farther than the city of Chicago.


Dates: Nov 21 – Dec 24

Christkindlmarket Alpine - Helen, GA

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Traditional German event, offers everything from unique gifts & decorations to an assortment of savory &sweet foods, drinks & candied treats. Children’s activities: Lantern decorating, lantern parade & Kinderfest

Dates: Nov 28 – 30

Peoples Gas Holiday Market - Pittsburgh, PA

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Inspired by the original German Christkindlmarkts, the 2nd Annual Peoples Gas Holiday Market brings a cherished European tradition to Downtown Pittsburgh that mixes international flair with local charm. Visitors experience a one-of-a-kind holiday shopping village as they stroll through an illuminated Market Square, weaving through Alpine-style wooden chalets, brimming with high quality gifts.

Dates: Nov 21 – Dec 23

Christmas Village - Philadelphia, PA

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Christmas Village in Philadelphia is an outside holiday market event in downtown Philadelphia - at Love Park - on the west side of City Hall, which is modeled after the traditional Christmas Markets in Germany. The unique atmosphere with thousands of lights, the big Holiday Tree, the delicious smell of waffles, gingerbread, bratwurst and mulled wine will bring you and your family into the perfect Christmas mood.


Dates: Nov 27- Dec 28

Christmas Village - Baltimore, MD

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Christmas Village in Baltimore will be a combination of an outdoor and indoor Holiday Market at West Shore Park in the Inner Harbor. The event will be modeled after the traditional Christmas Markets in Germany like the famous Christkindl Market in Nuremberg. From Thanksgiving through Christmas Eve vendors in more than 60 booths will sell traditional European food, sweets and drinks. They will also offer a great shopping experience with international holiday gifts, ornaments, jewelry and high-quality arts and crafts.

Dates: Nov 27 - Dec 24

SPECIAL MENTION: Frankenmuth, Michigan

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Frankenmuth, Michigan is home of Bronner's Christmas Wonderland, which may be the largest Christmas store in the world. Many in the town also trace their roots back to Bavaria!

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