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Athenaeum hosting second annual Christkindlmarkt

The Athenaeum in the heart of Mass Avenue is getting ready to host its second annual German Christmas market.

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The 2022 Athenaeum Christkindlmarkt was the site’s first time hosting the German holiday market.

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By now, you’ve heard about Carmel’s Christkindklmarkt — but what about the Athenaeum Foundation’s Christkindlmarkt?

This will be the second annual German Christmas market held in the Rathskeller Biergarten featuring Deutsch fare (pfeffernüsse, anyone?), plus 12 vendor huts occupied by local merchants + artisans and live entertainment on the Biergarten stage.

New this year:

  • Expanded holiday celebrations to include Hanukkah on Saturday, Dec. 9, Las Posadas on Saturday, Dec. 16, and Kwanzaa on Sunday, Dec. 17 featuring music and festivities.
  • Expanded Christmas tree lot managed by Digs Garden Center.

Don’t miss the live music happening regularly at the Athenaeum.

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Mark your calendar: Christkindlmarkt will also feature Krampusnacht on Saturday, Dec. 2 and Sankt Nikolaus Fest on Sunday, Dec. 3.

The market will be open Fridays through Sundays, starting on Friday, Nov. 24, and concluding on Sunday, Dec. 17.

Opening weekend, Nov. 24–Nov. 26:

  • Friday: 12–8 p.m.
  • Saturday: 12-8 p.m.
  • Sunday: 12-5 p.m.

All other weekends, Dec. 1–Dec. 17:

  • Friday: 4-8 p.m.
  • Saturday: 12-8 p.m.
  • Sunday: 12-5 p.m.