New Ulm – The Christmas City

Discover the magic of an olde world Christmas market as New Ulm Christkindlmarkt casts its spell under more visitors this year. The festive German marketplace and family fair will ring in the season featuring handcrafted works and performances by local artisans.

Imagine an indoor Marktplatz set up as a European village square complete with Christmas stalls and German streets. From the Edelweiss Schauplatz, charming carolers, strolling violins, Heinzelmännchen Gnomes and lucky Chimney Sweeps will entertain you while you shop for unique and difficult to resist gifts.

Warm yourself with a cup of mulled wine while you take in the wonderful view of the market’s beautifully illuminated 20 foot Christmas tree. Savor handmade pretzels, roasted nuts and grilled German sausages from the Weihnachts Café. Travel through the enchanting Black Forest to visit St. Nick’s reindeer and the Live Nativity. Kinderwelt will captivate youngsters with storytellers, art activities, a performance of Rapunzel and a hot cocoa bar.

Experience this time-honoured tradition without having to travel any farther than the city of New Ulm, the most German city in America. Ride the Holly Trolley for a tour of the downtown, historically decorated with swags of fresh garland, and enjoy the annual Parade of Lights.

Join young and old at the 2013 New Ulm Christkindlmarkt, held from 10 am to 5 pm on Friday, November 29 and Saturday, November 30 at the New Ulm Event Center.  Relive the joys of youth and discover your inner elf.