Christkindl Market in Kitchener

by Judi "Scoop" McWilliams

~ A Moment in Time! ~ 

Christkindl Market ~ It’s a tradition!

Each year the Christkindl Market comes to downtown Kitchener.

Christkindl Market in Kitchener

We arrived early in downtown Kitchener! We wanted to find a convenient parking spot.

Outside at the market

The Christkindl Market is a very popular pre-Christmas event.

Skating at the Christkindl Market

The Market offers a lot of great activities to visitors.

Christmas tree for sale

One Christkindl Market tradition is the selling of Christmas trees. You’ll want to get there early for the best selection!

Fun food available at the market

Like most fun events… fun food! It’s a “Christmas party“!

Inside the market

Santa and Santa’s helpers are event there!

Huge Christmas tree at the Christkindl Market

Inside the front entrance, there’s a giant decorated Christmas Tree!

Lots to buy at the market!

One of the main features of the Market are the vendor booths. So many gift ideas!

More fun stuff at the Christkindl Market

The Nomad (Gary) and I explored the many booths, marveling at all that we saw!

Is that Santa?

An “Olde TymeSanta helped visitors to enjoy the festivities!

Scoop's looking around at all the goodies!

I couldn’t stop looking at the amazing treats being offered!

A model train set

As I was wandering around, I lost Gary! I couldn’t find him anywhere!

More of the train set

I started searching the various side rooms and found him starring “bright eyed” at the model train displayKIDS!

It's night at the Christkindl Market

I “dragged” him away from the “TOYS“, and we went back outside.

The Christkindl Market official opening

Opening ceremonies at the Christkindl Market were about to begin.

Night at the Market

People “mingled“, waiting for the ceremonies.

Cleaning the ice

A “Zamboni” was cleaning the outdoor rink’s ice surface, making it ready for skating FUN!

Night skating at the Christkindl Market

After the “ice cleaning” ended, the “skating” began.

Christkindl Market parade

With the Opening Ceremonies over, Gary and I decided to make our way home. On the way out of town we stopped for a moment to watch the Christkindl Market parade making it’s way to the Kitchener City Hall.

If you have never been to the Christkindl Market, make sure you put it on your “Things To Do  at ChristmasBucket List.

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