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Old World Christmas Market

Old World Huntington Beach is hosting this year's German Christmas Market on December 20th! This Christmas Market will make you feel as though you have been transported all the way to Germany.  Browse the wide assortment of vendors and admire all of the unique handmade crafts and gifts. Snack on traditional German food like curry-wurst & fries, potato pancakes, bratwurst, goulash, and famous german cookies as you look for last minute presents for your family and friends. 

Don't forget to stay cozy and warm and keep a cup of the famous red mulled wine in hand. If this traditional drink doesn't fancy you, there are other options to try such as the Kinderpuch, beer, wine, hot chocolate, and tea. If you want to really get in the holiday spirit you can have your photo taken with Santa and decorate an ornament to bring home for your own Christmas tree! Breathe in the delicious gingerbread filled air enjoy your time at the ultimate quaint Christmas Market!

FREE Admission 11:00 am – 4:00 pm


Dating back to the early 13th century, Christmas markets have been held in cities, towns and villages throughout Germany and Austria, and they invoke an enchanting festive atmosphere for those lucky enough to visit around this time. In many towns in Germany and Austria, Advent is usually ushered in with the opening of the Christkindelsmarket – translated it literally means ‘Christ Child Market’ The markets celebrate Christmas during the four weeks of Advent. One of the earliest Christmas markets in Germany was the Dresden Strietzelmarkt, first held in 1434. 

Following many of the earliest traditions, the markets are usually held in town squares and surrounding pedestrian zones, and they sell food, drink and a host of hand crafted seasonal items. If you don’t like the commercial aspects of Christmas, a visit to the Christmas markets might help to restore a little bit of the magic, where Christmas gifts are not mass-produced but craftworks of real quality. The towns and cities provide an idyllic setting for a romantic Christmas Market break. Half-timbered buildings are festively lit and the aromas of mulled wine out of the local vineyards and cinnamon permeate the air at traditional Christmas markets.

Published on Friday, December 18, 2015