Christkindlmarkt—Germany’s Christmas Markets

As Christmas looms closer, have you ever found yourself in the “pre-wrapped, generic gift baskets” section of the store desperately looking for something to give the hard-to-shop-for friend or neighbor on your list? Maybe an exotic jerky assortment or wine bottle-shaped cutting board really is the perfect, most thoughtful gift for them. And maybe being in that big chain retail store makes you feel extra connected to the Christmas season. But if not, you may want to look for your nearest European-style Christmas market.

On the Seventh Day of Imported Christmas, we went to a local Christkindlmarkt (literally translates to Christ child market) to find unique gifts for loved ones, try delicious food, and experience the moments of awe and connection to Christ that make the season so special.

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