Only a few days left! In the cities Germany, Austria and the German-speaking part of Switzerland, vendors set up stalls in the plaza around the cathedral to sell charming gift items and all manner of holiday goodies. Denver’s 2019 Christkindl Market takes place downtown in Skyline Park (on the 16th Street Mall at Arapahoe St,), from Friday, November 22 through Monday, December 23.
The park is transformed into a magical “old world” European village with wooden vendor huts, lights, festive music and an authentic German Bier Hall.
Sip on authentic Glühwein (mulled spiced wine) or Bavarian style Bier, as you wander through the market and enjoy the opportunity to purchase finely crafted artisan gifts and holiday treats sold by local Coloradan, European, and international merchants in charming wooden huts.
Patrons can cozy up inside the heated Festival Hall and be entertained by live music with their family and friends.
The Market features a variety of gifts, such as glass-blown ornaments, hand-carved wooden figurines, children’s toys, lanterns, Alpaca scarves, and culinary delights ranging from European pastries and chocolate to Russian-style crepes and Speck, a cured, smoked and aged ham.
Throughout the event, the Denver Christkindl Market hosts FREE live entertainment and cultural performances. On the Mercedes-Benz Stage, guests can find The Denver Philharmonic Orchestra, German polka music, German traditional dancers, holiday hymns in multiple languages, blue grass music, and much more.
Visitors are invited to come celebrate the holidays and commemorate the season with a traditional German beverage served in collectible mugs or Bier Steins!
Families with children of all ages are welcome at the market. There will be plenty of entertainment for children, as well as sweets and pastry vendors and an opportunity to meet the Christkind (the market’s namesake!) and Saint Nikolaus on specific dates. Hot chocolate will also be served.
The Denver Christkindl Market is open Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday & Saturday (and the week of Christmas, December 17 to 23) from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., with special hours on Thanksgiving Day of 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
A complete schedule of events and entertainment may be found on the Christkindl Market website.
Street parking is available — but can be tight at times. Please also be aware that street parking meters run until 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday.