I am winding down my holiday circuit early with the DANK Haus Weihnachtsmarkt on Saturday. I will set up for a warm indoor Weihnachtsmarkt with German-inspired Christmas shopping, Glühwein, food, music and some fun performances.
The Weihnachtsmarkt (Christmas Market) takes place on Saturday, December 14th, 2019 from 11:00am to 6:00pm. The Dank Haus will have German food and drink for sale as you stroll through rows of festive stands.
The Haus will be decorated in beautiful holiday splendor, a perfect back drop for your own cherished memories with all family members. I received the floor plan early and am super excited about the neighbors who will be vending with me.
Artists include: Rare Dirndl, Bailey’s Honey, Karl Raack, Pannekoeken! by Andean Artisan, Hilary’s Cookies, Nomadic Ant, Dela Jean, B-Rustik, Schwartzbeck/Moonlight Designs, Claudia Raack, Golden Sapphire, A Pretty Flower, Maike’s Marvels, Chicago Marshmallow, Love Leigh, Recycled by Robin, Timeless Toys, Sacred Art, Sausage König, Scrubulent/Handmade by Hrithik, Christine Mitchel, Novelty Trade, Amy’s Candy Bar, Mitzibell, Tina Smith, Friendship Center, DANK Haus Kinderschule, Joey Field Steins, and L&M Restaurant.
Santa Claus (oder Sankt Nikolaus) himself will arrive at 1:00pm and kick off a series of horse drawn carriage rides through Lincoln Square.
- Doors Open – 11:00 AM with Shopping, Food & Drinks until 6:00 PM
- Visit Santa 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM
- Horse Drawn Carriage Rides 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM (last one departs 3:45)
- Saint Nickolas 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Suggested $5 door donation. Horse drawn carriage rides are $8 per person and the space is limited. All proceeds from the event will support cultural programming at the DANK Haus.
Last year Krampus made an appearance.
I am pretty certain that Rare Dirndl will have Krampus books available.
Carriage ride tickets are available on the DANK Haus website: https://dankhaus.com/event-3602683. They run every 15 minutes from 1 pm until 3:45 pm. Visit the DANK Haus at 4740 N. Western Ave. Chicago IL located just one block west of the Western Brown Line.
For upcoming events like the German Stammtisch, you can click here.