The market is moving to Civic Center Park.

Now here's a little holiday cheer for you! Denver's Christkindl Market will be returning this year for its 20th anniversary with a few changes but all the traditions you know and love. 

This year's market will be moving from the former location near Skyline Park to Civic Center Park to allow for more social distancing and for more booths.

From humble beginnings and multiple locations including Denver Pavilions, Cherry Creek, and most recently Skyline Park, we are very excited to announce that we are moving the Market to Civic Center Park where we can continue to grow and provide a safe holiday experience for our guests.  Over the past few years, you may have noticed that our space in Skyline Park was getting tighter and tighter.  As the Market expanded, so did our attendees and on many busy nights, folks were elbow-to-elbow whether inside our festival hall tent or walking about the grounds and visiting our vendors from Colorado, Germany, and many other European countries.  We’re very grateful to the City of Denver, Denver Parks & Recreation, and the Civic Center Conservancy for helping us make this dream a reality," said William Reed Executive Director of the German American Chamber of Commerce (GACC). 

Visitors can enjoy the market under the festive Denver City and County Building Lights from November 20 through December 23. Per pandemic requirements, all attendees (and vendors, etc.) will be asked to wear a mask, and they will need to sign in via phone and QR code for contact tracing purposes. 

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Courtesy of Christkindl Market (Facebook).

However, the GACC promises that the marketing will still be full of traditions, with some of your favorite booths and some great new ones to visit, as well as vendors to provide enough "holiday spirit" to keep your jolly. 

"Of course, the Market will continue to feature local and small businesses.  You will see a lot of familiar faces, whether it’s stopping by Mario and Astrid’s Old German Christmas hut where you can find classic handcrafted Räuchermanner and candlelit Pyramiden, or stopping by to say hello to Chef Neuhold and grabbing a delicious jaegerschnitzel.  This year we will also be highlighting our vendors online for those who are unable to attend the Market in person; be sure to visit our Denver Christkindl Virtual Marketplace to support these small businesses this season," said Reed. "We are excited to welcome local Denver brewery (and member of the GACC-CO) Prost Brewing as the official beer of the Market.  We’ll also be featuring the classic St. Christopher gluhwein in a brand new 2020 mug celebrating our 20th anniversary."

Official hours for the market, starting November 20, are 11 a.m.–7 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday, and 11 a.m.–9 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Special hours on Thanksgiving are 11 a.m.–4 p.m., and the market will remain open until 9 p.m. on December 17–23 to help you find all those last-minute gifts. 

You can learn more about the vendors, parking, food and drink availability, entertainment events (including live music, Saint Nikolaus appearances, and much more), and other happenings on ChristkindlMarketDenver.com.

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