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Popular in cities such as Chicago, Baltimore & Denver it is now Milwaukee's turn to showcase its German heritage and roots. What better place than Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery. With
their old world charm & hospitality in association with world famous Mader's Restaurant and their historic past, this is an event not to be missed.

A Christmas market, also known as Christkindlmarkt, Marché de Noël, Christkindlesmarkt, Christkindlmarket, and Weihnachtsmarkt, is a street 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, 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 region of France and Switzerland. Dresden's Strietzelmarkt was first held in 1434. The Christmas markets of Bautzen (1384), Frankfurt (1393) and Munich (1310) Augsburg (1498) were even older. The Vienna "December market" was a kind of forerunner of the Christmas market 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 "Weihnachtsmarkt". In southern Germany and Austria it is sometimes called a "Christkind(e)l(s)markt" (German language, literally meaning "Christ child market"). Generally held in the town square and adjacent pedestrian zones, the market sells food, drink, and seasonal items from open-air stalls, accompanied by traditional singing and dancing. On opening nights (and in some towns more often) onlookers welcome the "Christkind" (originally boy Jesus, but more often depicted as an angel-like girl), acted out by a local child.


Market Dates and Times:

Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016: 4pm - 10pm
Friday, Nov. 18, 2016: 4pm - 10pm
Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016: 11am - 10pm
Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016: 10am - 5pm

Admission is Free

Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery
901 W. Juneau Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53233

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Best ChristKindlMarket Milwaukee


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