It's everywhere you look around Milwaukee, from the names on the big breweries to the products we are known for producing. There's no question Milwaukee is one of the biggest German cities in America. Yet one thing is missing... a true Christkindlmarket.
Finally! Finally, Milwaukee will get a Christkindlmarket!
What's a Christkindlmarket? It's a festive, authentic German holiday market modeled after the holiday market in Nuremberg, Germany with traditional candy-cane striped huts. These free annual outdoor holiday markets host vendors who display hand-crafted ornaments, toys and unique holiday gifts as well as traditional German foods, sweets and beverages.
The Christkindlmarket Milwaukee will bring holiday vendors from around the world and in southeast Wisconsin to Milwaukee and call the plaza outside the new Wisconsin Sports and Entertainment Center home from Nov. 17 through Dec. 31. This will be a place to celebrate the holiday season with festive shopping, delicious European and German delicacies, hot spiced wine, fine beer, hand-crafted ornaments, entertainment, family fun and more. Visitors will be delighted by live entertainment and activities throughout the event, and will make holiday memories to last a lifetime.
The hours for Christkindlmarket Milwaukee are as follows:
- Sunday-Thursday: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
- Friday-Saturday: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
- Thanksgiving (Nov. 23), Christmas Eve (Dec. 24), and New Year’s Eve (Dec. 31): 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- Christmas Day (Dec. 25): Closed
Admission to the Christkindlmarket Milwaukee is free. For more information on Christkindlmarket Milwaukee, visitwww.christkindlmarket.com/Milwaukee. Detailed information about vendors, events and activities will be added as they are finalized.
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