The market’s general manager, Joshua Seeberg, says “The 2013 market has again grown over the prior year and we have more German and European vendors and Christmas items. We again had to add new vendor cabins to accommodate additional vendors this year. And this year we have a giant Christmas pyramid, 25 feet tall, to add to the German atmosphere"
New product vendors for 2013 are:
Unique Stores Offering truly unique glass ornaments in all shapes and sizes from Egypt.
Paper Stars, a new vendor from Germany, offering: just what the name implies: paper Christmas stars from Germany! These beautiful stars are sold with or without a light, and illuminate any space for a warm and cozy ambiance.
Continental Deli, a GACC member from Cherry Creek, and local sausage maker offering products imported from Germany and other parts of Europe, both imported dry and canned goods, German chocolate, sausages.
Oliver and Winston, A new local vendor this year specializing in mainly fine European goods, such as Cuckoo clocks, nativity scenes, handmade soaps, jewelry, beeswax candles, and children’s crayons and chalk. They also have handmade goods from Ireland, Austria, Poland, Canada and of course the USA.
Seeberg also noted that the market offers special discounted deals via Cloudknocker.com who focuses on social media to make the discounts available.
The market has an entertainment program lined up and the complete schedule is readily available on the market’s Website at (www.DenverChristkindlMarket.com).
He further indicated that the Market’s heated entertainment tent is 25 percent larger than last year, extensively decorate in a very festive atmosphere for the holiday season and is available for office or family holiday celebrations. The unique cheery atmosphere of the Christkindl Market makes for a very different and enjoyable venue. Contact Seeberg to make arrangements to rent the space and for catering assistance.
A number of special events occurring during the course of market to consider are:
November 23 – Meet the 20132 Christkindl, Ms. Dana Kiel, during the Grand Opening Ceremony on Saturday, November 23 at 4:30pm. The Christkindl will appear and give the Prologue following comments from several dignitaries.
November 29 - Grand Illumination in Downtown Denver.
December 6 - Meet St Nicholas and get some photos with the kids from 11am to 2pm. Later 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 stndard Friday and Saturday closing time of 9pm for the parade.
December 7 – More Parade of Lights from the market with extended closing time.
More entertainment during the market is shown on the Website.
Major sponsors of the 13th Annual Denver Christkindl Market are Holland and Hart LLP (www.hollandhart.com), Stihl USA (www.StihlUSA.com ) and Sonnenalp Resort (www.Sonnenalp.com ).
About the 13th 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 303 837-1146 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 www.GACCCO.org (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.