Thursday, December 4, 2014

Local Tulsa Christmas Market First Weekend in December 2015 ~ Friday, Saturday, Sunday ~ Christkind'lMarkt at the GAST Haus ~ Just West of 15th & Lewis !

The Traditional
Handmade Homemade Local Artisan
Christmas Market ~
The Christkind'l Markt

The Christkindl
Christkindlmarkt 2015
The Christkindl
December 4, 5 & 6
10:00 - 7:0010:00 - 5:0012:00 - 5:00

ChristkindlMarkt 2014
Warm Family Friendly
Fun for the Children
The Ages Old

Story Continues ...

Come and Celebrate the Christmas Holidays
In from the cold

With Friendly Sweet People

In the tradition of old ...

In the style of the great markets of Europe
Multi Cultural
Christmas Treats for Everyone on Your List !
Hot Food ~ Tastey and Delicious !

Fine Handcrafted Quality Gifts

Cookies  Candies  German Bakery
What's not to Love ?
Of course, you will find many many handmade things ~ including my earrings ~
For about 18 years I've been dangling the world !
Christkindl Angels !

Find a little something and enjoy a hot German meal !

Come and be a part of the Holiday Tradition 

Local Artisans


Christmas History !

ChristChild Markets

have been happening 

all over the


documented since the 1200's !

What IS a Christkindlmarkt ? 

What is a Christkindlmarkt ?  History shows, that at least since 1294, a Christkindlmarkt, Christkindlesmarkt, Christkindlmarket, and Weihnachtsmarkt, is the Christmas Market associated with the celebration of Christmas during the four weeks of Advent. These markets originated in Germany, Austria, South Tyrol, North Italy and many French regions such as Alsace, Lorraine, and Savoy, but are now being held in many other countries.   The history of Christmas markets goes back to the Late Middle Ages in the German-speaking part of Europe and in many parts of the former Holy Roman Empire that includes many eastern regions of France and Switzerland . Today popular Christmas Markets are held in United Kingdom, Germany, France, Belgium, Austria, Italy, Ireland, Switzerland, Denmark, Luxembourg, Holland, Spain, Poland, Sweden, Finland and some other parts of Europe, USA and Canada. Dresden's Markt was first held in 1434. The Christmas markets of Bautzen (first held in 1384), Frankfurt (first mentioned in 1393) and Munich (1310) Augsburg (1498) were even older.   The Vienna "December market" was  kind the forerunner of all Christmas markets and dates back to 1294 !! In many towns in Germany and Austria, Advent is usually ushered in with the opening of the Christmas market or "Weihnachts markt".   In southern Germany and Austria it is sometimes called a "Christkind(e)l(s)markt" this in the German language, literally meaning "Christ child market", in honor of the Infant Jesus, or Christ Child. Generally held in the town square and adjacent pedestrian zones, the market sells food, drink, and seasonal items from open-air stalls, festively decorated with pine, holly and ivy, accompanied by traditional singing and dancing. Sometimes there will be live Christmas music at these festivals  and puppet shows for the children.  On opening nights (and in some towns more often) onlookers welcome the "Christkind" (originally boy Jesus, but in modern days more often depicted as an angel-like girl), acted out by a local child. Popular attractions at the market include the Nativity Scene (a crèche or crib), Nussknacker (carved Nutcrackers), Schmokermanli, Gebrannte Mandeln (candied, toasted almonds), traditional Christmas cookies such as Lebkuchen and Magenbrot (both forms of soft gingerbread), Stollen, Springerle, Marzipan, Bratwurst, and for many visitors one of the highlights of the market: Glühwein, or hotmulled wine . Mostly, we know, that Christmas is for children, as the old saying goes, and most often one can find sweets of all kinds and handmade toys for under the Tannenbaum or Christmas tree at the Christkindlmarkt.
 (This information collected with courtesy of various sites on the 'net 2014)   

From wherever you come,
We wish you a Frohe Weinachten and a wonderful day at the

German American Society of Tulsa Christkindlmarkt !

It's Christmas Time in the City
Ring a Ling

Hear them Sing

Soon it

Christmas Day !
Remember, you are welcome to
design your own earrings ~ too !

Mom will make them for you on the spot ! 
Make and Take !

 The very best of the holiday in the most old fashioned of ways !

See you there ~ Upstairs in the CORNER !

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