The market’s general manager, Joshua Seeberg, says “The 2012 market has grown 45 percent over the prior year and we have more German and European vendors and Christmas items.” In addition to 18 recently acquired new vendor cabins with a mountain chalet appearance, new product offerings he noted are:
Gabi’s Soups to warm you up while shopping
Latke Love’s potato pancakes (Kartoffelpuffer for our German friends)
Traditional hand painted ornaments from Germany
Hummel Christmas Ornaments made in Germany by Reuter Porzellan.
Handcrafted items from the Holy land including wooden nativity scenes, religious wooden statues of the Holy Family and angels
An amazing variety of crepes by the Colorado Crepe Co.
A large variety of very carefully made blown-glass Christmas ornaments from Thuringen, Germany
Kyrgyz Artisans’ hand=made ornaments and crafts
And finally delicious Danish pastries and breads.
Seeberg also announced that the market will have a special lunch deal this year as well as late afternoon happy hour specials for the people working on or near the 16th Street Mall. The market has an extensive daily entertainment program lined up and the complete schedule is readily available on the market’s Website (http://www.DenverChristkindlMarket.com).
He also advised that the Market’s heated holiday party tent is available for office or family holiday celebrations providing the unique cheery atmosphere of the Christkindl Market for a very different venue. Contact Seeberg to make arrangements to rent the space and for catering assistance.
A number of special events occurring during the course of the market to consider are:
November 23 – The lighting of the new Christmas canopy at the market in conjunction with the Downtown Denver Partnership’
November 24 – See the 2012 Christkindl, Ms. Laura Kantwerk, during the Grand Opening Ceremony on Saturday, November 24 at 5pm. The Christkindl will appear and give the Prologue following comments from several dignitaries.
November 30 and December 1 – A great time to watch the Parade of Lights from the market while enjoying a hot chocolate or a warm Glühwein (mulled wine). The Market will remain open past its standard Friday and Saturday closing time of 9pm for the parade.
December 6 – Meet St Nicholas who will be celebrating his birthday with busloads of kids between noon and 4pm. Great opportunity to get a neat photo with him as a memento.
December 15 – Wheat Ridge Jazz Ensemble, Orchestra and Choir aere amazing and will perform from 2 to 5pm.
December 21 – The well-known Kindred Spirits will perform a variety of Christmas and winter music at 7pm on both Friday and Saturday which has also been designated “Procrastinator’
Major sponsors of the 12th Annual Denver Christkindl Market are Holland and Hart LLP (http://www.HollandHart.com)
About the 12th Annual 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 November 23 to December 22, 2012. On the Web: www.DenverChristkindlMarket.com or call Joshua Seeberg at 720 837-6905 for more info.
About the GACC. 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. On the Web at http://www.gacc-
About the German Cultural Foundation. Founded in 1994, the foundation’s mission is to unite the various German clubs of the Rocky Mountain Region in order to promote German culture and heritage. On the Web: www.GCFRM.org