15th Annual Denver Christkindl Market GACC hosts 34-day traditional Christmas market; estimated attendance 175,000 DENVER – The German American Chamber of Commerce – Colorado Chapter (GACC) hosts the 15th annual
15th Annual Denver Christkindl Market
GACC hosts 34-day traditional Christmas market; estimated attendance 175,000
DENVER – The German American Chamber of Commerce – Colorado Chapter (GACC) hosts the 15th annual Christkindl Market. The Christmas market will be open every day until Wednesday, December 23rd. The GACC estimates this year the event will draw somewhere around 175,000 market goers.
Located at 16th Street and Arapahoe Street, Denver, Colorado – Skyline Park – the 34-day event features authentic German cuisine, entertainment Thursday through Sunday during the event and local, national and international artisans displaying their finest products in an old-world market setting.
“This event has grown in recent years, with the highest attendance in 2014 thanks to marketing efforts and some great Denver weather,” said Joshua Seeberg, previous Executive Director of the German American Chambers of Commerce (GACC). “I’m thrilled that the new GACC Executive Director, Natalia Wobst, will take the reigns for this cherished Denver tradition. Ms. Wobst is more than qualified to take this event to the next level.”
“Our German-American community in Colorado is rich with culture and the Christkindl Market – a celebration of tradition and commerce – brings the holiday spirit to all in Denver,” said Natalia Wobst, Executive Director, German American Chamber of Commerce. “We thank the sponsors Holland & Hart, Kärcher, Coan, Patton and Payne and Paulaner for making this tradition possible for Denver!”
Visit //www.denverchristkindlmarket.com/entertainment/ for the schedule of entertainment.
Event schedule includes:
• Market Opens 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 20: Vendors, food and live music beginning at 4 p.m. until 9 p.m.
• Story Time in the Holiday Tent: Children under 12 can enjoy a story each day at the market, courtesy of Usborne Books. Story time every Mon/Wed at 3:00 p.m. and Tuesday/Thursday at 11:30 a.m.
• Grand Opening 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21: Ceremony with statements from German honorary consul to Colorado, Paul Maricle, and Natalia Wobst, the new executive director of the German American Chamber of Commerce – Colorado Chapter. In keeping with the Market tradition, the opening will include the Christkind for 2015, Lily Geotze.
• Denver Philharmonic Orchestra performs: 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21
• Southwest Skating Rink at Skyline Park opens 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 27: The Christkindl Market warming tent will be serving warm Gluehwein (Glow wine) and hot chocolate.
• St. Nikolaus Day, Sunday, Dec. 6: St. Nikolaus Day celebrations with appearances from St. Nikolaus in the afternoon.
• Parade of Lights, 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4 and 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5: Market will stay open until 10 p.m. both days.
• St. Nikolaus at the Market, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5: Live entertainment and appearances from St. Nikolaus at the Market.
• Give-Aways- Traditional Advent Calendar Dec. 1 through Dec. 23: 7-foot advent calendar with 23 days of vendor gifts to market goers. Pick up free tickets inside the Holiday Tent – no purchase necessary. Winners will be announced each day at 12:00pm
Party Venue: The Market’s heated venue, the holiday tent, is available for office or family holiday celebrations. It provides a unique, cheery atmosphere for a unique event. Laura Jacobson can arrange your office party or gathering. Email Laura at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Denver Christkindl Market
A production of the German Cultural Foundation of the Rocky Mountains and the German American Chamber of Commerce – Colorado, this Christmas Market creates the holiday spirit of Old World Germany with the foods, sounds and activities of the Market. The Market runs from Nov. 20 to Dec. 23, 2015. On the Web: www.DenverChristkindlMarket.com
The German American Chamber of Commerce – Colorado Chapter is the initial contact for German companies considering business in the Rocky Mountain region and connects German decision-makers with their U.S. counterparts. For more information about the German American Chamber of Commerce, visit: www.GACCCO.org. The German Cultural Foundation was founded in 1994, and its mission is to unite the various German clubs of the Rocky Mountain Region in order to promote German culture and heritage. For more information about GCFRM, visit: www.GCFRM.org
November 20 (Friday) - December 24 (Thursday)