Christkindlmarkt - November 24 & 25, 2017

 

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About The Festival

Visit our Bavarian-Style Christmas market on Front Street and inside the Festhalle. There you’ll find authentic Bavarian foods, Handmade arts and crafts and gifts for all.

A shopping weekend in Leavenworth puts you in the holiday spirit. This is a great event with food booths, games for kids an much more.

Live music in the Gazebo creates a festive atmosphere with gorgeous Chrsitmas lights lighting up our Bavarian Village for the holidays!

Shopping and food booths feature delicious and authentic Bavarian foods, handmade arts & crafts and other gifts.

Market Booths

Friday: 11 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Sunday: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Front Street and Festhalle 


Look for our strolling musician,

in the Festhalle Friday through Sunday!

For more information please visit the official festival website:

www.christkindlmarktleavenworth.com 

Event Schedule

Festival at a Glance

Welcome Ceremony
Friday and Saturday evening following the Lantern Parade - shortly after 5 p.m.
Front Street Gazebo.  The ceremony includes:  

  • Words of welcome by local dignitaries.
  • Bavarian Brass:  Our local brass ensemble performing Bavarian arrangements and traditional holiday selections.
  • Village Voices: Leavenworth's premier vocal group will perform songs of the season, including a traditional holiday sing-along!
  • Leavenworth Alphorns:  This local ensemble will herald in the season with the sonorous tones of the alphorn.
  • Böllerschützen - The firing of the "Böller" will announce the advent season.  These oversized pistols, sometimes referred to as "hand cannons," are an alpine holiday tradition. When fired, they can be heard far and wide.  The Böllers pack a wallop, so plug your ears!

Lantern Workshop

Friday: 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

At the Leavenworth Festhalle 

  • The Lantern Workshop is a favorite with children each year. Each child can decorate their own lantern after which they will receive a heart-shaped gingerbread cookie. 

Lantern Parade

Friday and Saturday: 5:00 p.m.

Parade starts at the Leavenworth Festhalle and Commercial Street

  • Carrying their hand-crafted, glowing lanterns, children and parents will follow Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus through the streets to the Gazebo where the Christkind will welcome everyone.

Entertainment

A variety of holiday and traditional Bavarian music will be heard throughout Christkindlmarkt.  Here's the lineup....

FRIDAY

Festhalle

Gazebo

1:00

AlpenFolk

4:00

Leavenworth Alphorns

2:00

Leavenworth Alphorns

4:30

Village Voices

3:00

Village Voices

SATURDAY

Festhalle

Gazebo

12:00

AlpenFolk

2:00

Musikkapelle Leavenworth

1:00

Leavenworth Alphorns

4:00

Leavenworth Alphorns

2:00

Max Kylonnen, button box virtuoso

4:30

Village Voices

3:00

Village Voices

5:00

Bavarian Brass

 

11-19-17

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