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November 30, 2019
An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 15, 2019
Delight in a mix of unique gift ideas, old-world charm, and Christmas cheer as the Dublin Christkindlmarket brings a taste of Germany to Dublin with holiday shopping and activities during weekends in November and December.
Dates & Times
- Black Friday, November 29th 12 PM-9 PM
- Friday, December 6th & 13th 4 PM-9 PM
- Saturday, November 30th, December 7th & 14th 11 AM-7 PM
- Sunday, December 1st, 8th, 15th 1 PM-5 PM
The Chriskindlmarket or Christmas Market is a place where friends and family come together for good food and drinks, fun, fellowship, and of course to find the perfect holiday gifts. All decorations and gifts are festive and related to Christmas and Advent.
- German Sausages in Bread Roll with Condiments
- Assortment of candy, nuts and chocolates
- Hot Chocolate
- Fruit Punch
Traditionally Chriskindlmarkets began in Germany, the oldest one being the Striezelelmarkt in Dresden and dating back 600 years. Originally held to give craftsmen a chance to sell goods for Christmastime, it became a chance for the community to come together for the benefit of all.
The figure of Christkind was developed by church reformer, Martin Luther in the 16th century to take the place of St. Nicholas. Christkind was believed to be a young, angelic child though as time went on tradition settled with a golden haired, teen-aged girl adorned in billowing white and gold. As legend has it, the Christkind came the night before Christmas secretly bringing gifts to leave for families under their Christmas trees then signaling her departure by the ringing of a small bell. In keeping with tradition the Christkind will open the Christkindlmarket reciting a prologue and welcoming visitors. Children will be bestowed gifts and both the young and young at heart captured by her presence.
Memories for the Whole Family
During Dublin Christkindlmarket children will be breathless with anticipation waiting to ride the Polar Express each Saturday, navigating it’s guests through dazzlingly decorated downtown Dublin. Watch their eyes fill with glee as they have the chance to decorate gingerbread hearts, cover fruit with chocolate, decorate candles, make homemade ornaments, and so much more! Families will have the opportunity to gather around and hear the reading of Christmas stories, watch performances, and take photos with Santa Claus!
The Dublin Christkindlmarket presents a Classic Car & Tractor Show Saturday, November 30th from 12 PM until 8 PM at Market On Madison. Browse cools cars and timeless tractors or pull up with your own collection! Click HERE for more information!
Traditionally beginning the end of November and continuing through the week of Christmas, these holiday markets were held to give craftsmen the opportunity to sell their goods for Christmas. For Dublin Christkindlmarket vendor application, click here: 2019 Christkindlmarket Vendor Application
For information on being a performer for the 2019 Dublin Christkindlmarket click here: Performance Sign Up
Browse these vendor booths and more for a selection of handmade gifts and unique treasures all in one place: Vendor list coming soon!
For more information how to become a vendor or performer during the 5th Annual Dublin Christkindlmarket email: firstname.lastname@example.org
To help the Christkindlmarket grow, join us as a sponsor. For more information on how you can get involved, please email email@example.com