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Christkindl Markt is back for 10th holiday season

Kate and Lilly Mabry with their newly created gingerbread houses at last year’s Christkindl Markt. Another feature of the Market is an International Cookie Bazaar.
Kate and Lilly Mabry with their newly created gingerbread houses at last year’s Christkindl Markt. Another feature of the Market is an International Cookie Bazaar.

PRINCETON — The 10th annual Christkindl Markt (Christ Child Market) will run from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at Open Prairie United Church of Christ, 25 E. Marion St. in Princeton (behind the Apollo Theater). Christkindl Markt is a popular feature of the Princeton Main Street Christmas Walk.

At the Market entrance, coffee, hot chocolate, hot mulled cider, stollen, strudel, lebkuchen and homemade soft pretzels will be served all day. A German Brathaus will serve lunch (brats, franks, sauerkraut, potato salad, and homemade potato, cabbage and chicken noodle soups) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

An International Cookie Bazaar is a highlight of the Christkindl Markt each year. Shoppers will be able to select from 25 different kinds of cookies representing 20 countries. This year’s Market also features pottery, artwork, doll clothes, crocheted items and other hand-crafted gifts for sale.

Fair trade coffees, chocolates and olive oil, as well as frozen homemade entrees (breakfast casseroles, lasagnas) that are helpful to have on hand for the holidays, will be available for purchase as well.

Children are invited to decorate and take home their very own gingerbread house, the Market’s free children’s activity.

Father Christmas will be there and so will the Princeton High School German Club selling German Advent calendars. The Market is accessible to all, and free parking is available directly across the street. For more information, call Open Prairie UCC at 815-872-5150.

Admission to the Christkindl Markt is free.

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