In Germany you can find Christmas Markets in every city from North to South and East to West and open for as long as a month. Most of the markets are located in the center of the city around the city hall, on the regular marketplace, or around churches and cathedrals. Berlin alone boasts more than 50 Christmas markets! In the big cities you can visit the market daily for 30 straight days.
BluCats Events is bringing the spirit of this German Christmas Market tradition to Southern California and are holding the annual Christmas Holiday Market in Huntington Beach at the Old World Village.
Every German Christmas Market has its own history. In Germany, the whole month of December is dedicated to the Christmas tradition. One of these traditions is the Christmas Market. It started in the 14th century when toy makers, wood sculptures, bread bakers and other crafters got the permission to sell their goods on the regular market place before Christmas. Since then it’s became a tradition in almost every German city, big or small. These early Christmas markets also sold food such as roasted almonds, chestnuts, and other nuts. It was a market where people could find useful things and culinary specialties.
Up to 50 artists, crafters, and vintage vendors have been selected to attend from OC and LA. Take Photos with Santa Claus, get your face painted, and create a Christmas tree ornament. The Old World Village is a charming European Village with small streets where you can find some nice stores and services. There are murals on each building and there is also a cute German chapel plus the Old World Restaurant.
Enjoy original European and German specialties like Bratwurst, Curry-Wurst, Potato pancakes, Lentil Soup, Goulash, original German Cookies and Pastries, hot chocolate, coffee and tea, Kinderpunch, German beer and wine, and the famous “Gluhwein” (red mulled wine). The popular food truck FamousGermanBratwurst will take care of some food specialties, and of course the Old World Restaurant.
They cannot make it snow but they can recreate the German Christmas Market tradition in Southern California. Join as a vendor and/or visitor!
WHAT: German Christmas Market
WHEN: Sunday, December 8, 2013 | 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
WHERE: Old World Market | 7561 Center Drive | Huntington Beach, CA 92647
- Free entry
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