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Made in Germany: A History of Chicago’s Christkindlmarket

Friday, December 18, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm


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Learn about how and why the first authentic German Christmas Market in America came to Chicago. This presentation will feature images from many German Christmas markets that Village member Suesanna Voorhees has visited over the last 25 years along. She will discuss the history and the evolution of the German Christmas Markets and customs like the Nürnberger Christkindlesmarkt. Pour yourself a warm mug of hot chocolate or glühwein, learn about local history, and share memories of visiting your favorite Christmas markets.

Like this event, Chicago’s Christkindlmarket is virtual this year! To learn more, please visit


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Friday, December 18, 2020
11:00 am - 12:00 pm


Chicago, IL United States
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