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November 23, 2012 @ 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
CINCIDEUTSCH PRESENTS FIRST-EVER AUTHENTIC GERMAN CHRISTMAS MARKET ON FOUNTAIN SQUARE
Founded in 2011 by native German speakers and Americans who had lived in Germany, Cincideutsch is a group of Cincinnatians that aims to promote modern German language and culture in Cincinnati.
On November 23, 24, and 25, Cincideutsch will present the first-ever, authentic German Christmas market on Fountain Square: the Cincideutsch Christkindlmarkt. Christmas markets originated in Germany and Austria, and are now held all over the world, typically in the town square. Cincideutsch hopes to provide Cincinnati and its surrounding area with a traditional German experience, including authentic market booths filled with vendors selling sweets, mulled wine (Glühwein) and other warm drinks, beer, and seasonal decorations for the holidays.
Cincideutsch President, Olaf Scheil, a native of Lübeck, Germany, remarked, “The Cincideutsch Christkindlmarkt will be just like the many Christmas markets found all over Germany—a place for people to gather with family and friends, enjoy the seasonal weather, and celebrate the holidays.”
The market will be held during Macy’s Light Up the Square and Macy’s-DCI’s Downtown Dazzle events, which feature the annual lighting of the Christmas tree on Fountain Square among other activities and draw thousands of people from across the region. Featured vendors will include Rookwood Pottery, Servatii’s, and Mecklenburg Gardens as well as booths supported by Cincideutsch, Cincinnati-Munich Sister Cities Association, and Germania. Christian Moerlein will support as an event sponsor.
In a special partnership with Saint Ursula’s Academy, the market will offer special edition mugs and tote bags created by the students of Saint Ursula’s Academy Design Program, headed by, Alison Probst. The students will also design collectible posters to advertise the Christkindlmarkt.
For more information about the market or to schedule an interview, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, November 23 11am-10pm
Saturday, November 24 11am-10pm
Sunday, November 25 11am-7pm