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Denver's annual Christkindl market

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This weekend is this year's last opportunity to experience Denver’s annual German Christkidl Market. Ending December 22nd, the market is generally open daily from the end November till just before Christmas, so if you haven’t already, it’s high time you head on down for some German and Old World crafts, wares, live music, and of course, some bratwurst and beer!

Since 1999 the German American Chamber of Commerce (GACC) has been sponsoring this unique little holiday shopping and cultural experience in Denver, and as a result the market has become as much a part of downtown's holiday scene as is the Parade of Lights. Bringing a bit of German holiday culture to 16th Street, the market is not to be missed. Historically, these types of Christmas markets were a seasonal tradition, meant to bring the holiday spirit to the people, and Denver’s market does just that! Chock full of handmade Old World trinkets and crafts, like local Polish artisan pottery and blown glass ornaments (complete with demonstrations), make this a smart destination for some unique holiday gifting--but don't forget the beer garden and heated tent where you'll need to try some Gluhwein (a German spiced wine) and some tasty vittles while watching the uninhibited dance the chicken dance to a live band!

The Christkindl Market ends soon, so make sure to check it out and have some holiday fun! The market is entered at the corner of 16th Street and Arapahoe. Hours and additional information can be found here.

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