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German Christmas Market-- Saint Paul Christkindlesmarkt

The second annual Saint Paul Christkindlesmarkt will be Friday and Saturday, December 10th and 11th, 2021, hosted for the community by Saint Paul Lutheran High School. Make plans now to join us for another authentic German Christmas market! 

The first Christkindlesmarkt was an enormous success, with about 2000 visitors, and over 40 booths.  Many vendors sold out completely and and did far more business than they anticipated--even in the middle of a pandemic that kept many people away. Vistors were especially delighted by the authenticity of the German Christmas market atmosphere. Strolling throughout the market, one enjoyed the smells of foods such as fresh crepes, warm roasted almonds, and Kartoffelpuffer. The high quality of the artisans, with handmade wares and crafts, ranging from wood, ceramic, leather, glass and ceramic creations to edible treats like handmade Lebkuchen (German Gingerbread), German chocolate, international Christmas cookie specialities, German pretzels, among a few things, was impressive. Of course for many a highlight included drinking the traditional German Bier, sponsored by KC Bier Company, and the favorite Christmas market drinks such as Gluehwein and the special Concordia Eierpunsch (hot rum drink) sponsored by Concordia's own local 1832 Distilling Company.  Live entertainment on the market stage featured he Concordia High School Jazz Band, which opened the Friday evening market, a Community Brass Choir, the Singing Saints from SPLHS, and various dance groups, soloists and ensembles presenting Christms and winter-themed performances.  The Concordia Christkind (Bailey Dunkin) graced the market with her presence, giving gifts to children, telling stories and bringing joy to all she encountered. 

The Christkindlesmarkt Board is already making preparations for this December, anticipating an even bigger and better event.  If you are interested in reserving a booth, performing on the mainstage, or offering any kind of service, please contact us now. More information detailed information about rental fees and regulations will be available in August 2021.  

For questions or information, please contact christmasmarket@splhs.org.  

 

2020 Publicity Poster

2020 Market Event and Activity Schedule

 

 

Saint Paul Christkindlesmarkt 2020

Happy children 
Young market visitors admiring the stars
An out-of-town child visitor gets her picture wtih the Concordia Christkind
Children gather Friday night for the opening ceremony
Authentic German Food with Old World Writing

 

 

 

International / All School Alumni Reunion

*In light of the concerns around COVID-19, we will need to postpone the All School International Reunion scheduled for June 25th-28th. We will plan on having a reunion in June of 2021. Anyone who has paid registration fees will be credited for the 2021 reunion. It's up to all of us to slow the spread of COVID-19. Everyone, including young and healthy people, should avoid large gatherings during this time. We appreciate your patience during these uncertain times. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email me at kkunkel@splhs.org. Please keep Saint Paul in your prayers.
Kent Kunkel