Christkindlmarket is a very old Christmas time tradition that was held in Nuremberg, Germany, and began in 1545. You can celebrate the tradition in Leavenworth WA...

Christkindlesmarkt is a translated word for word as "Christ Child Market" The Christkind is an actual Girl chosen by the towns people a fairy-like being dressed in gold and white robes with a crown upon her golden locks also known as the “grand angel".

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Leavenworth Washington holds it's 20th annual Christkindlmarket this year on Thanksgiving weekend 2015: November 27th,28th, and 29th. The city of Leavenworth describes their festival:

Bavarian-style Christmas Market for the whole family will be held in Front Street Park and also in the Leavenworth Festhalle

This popular and celebrated northwest tradition features delicious and authentic Bavarian foods, handmade arts & crafts and other gifts, and family-friendly, Bavarian- and Christmas-themed entertainment!