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Old World German Christmas Market

November 17th, 2016

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Come out and enjoy the German Christmas Market on Sunday, November 27 from 10 AM to 4 PM at the Old World Festival Hall and Beer Garden in Huntington Beach. Admission is only $5.00 per person, and 40 percent of every entrance fee is donated to the organization Child Rights and You America (CRY).

Be ready to enjoy some Christmas shopping stress free. Up to forty vendors will sell their arts and crafts creations inside the Banquet Hall and Beer Garden of the restaurant. In addition to the shopping, there will be opportunities to have your face painted in the décor of the season, to make your own crafts for Christmas, and to take pictures with Santa Claus. The Rockin Neptunes from Huntington Beach will provide live music from 1:00 to 3:00 PM at this event.

It wouldn’t be a festive German celebration without some great food, and this year’s event will not disappoint in that regard. At the German Christmas Market, you can enjoy many original specialties from Europe such as bratwurst, sauerkraut, stollen, original German cookies and pastries, German beer and wine, coffee and tea, hot chocolate, and the ever famous “Gluhwein” (red mulled wine). All of these and many other food specialties will be catered by the renowned kitchen of the Old World Restaurant.

Historic Christmas markets such as this one are traditionally held in cities and villages throughout all of Germany as well as Austria, and they always bring to mind an enchanting and festive atmosphere. Christmas markets like these have a historical background that goes all the way back to the 13th century.

In many villages in Germany and Austria, the Advent season is usually brought in with the Christkindelsmarket’s opening, literally meaning “Christ Child Market.’ These markets honor and celebrate the Christmas season during the 4 weeks of Advent. One of the very earliest known Christmas markets held in Germany was the Strietzelmarkt in Dresden, which was first held in the year 1434.

If you have grown weary of the commercialized things around Christmas which have become far too commonplace in our society, a visit to the German Christmas Market might help you to feel a restored sense of the magic that you may remember from your youth, in which Christmas gifts were not produced in mass quantities but instead were personal craft works of outstanding quality.

To find out more about this year’s German Christmas Market, visit their site here: http://www.oldworld.ws/german-christmas-market.html.

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