Meet St. Nikolaus and enjoy Christkindl at the German Christmas Market this Sunday

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Meet St. Nikolaus and enjoy Christkindl at the German Christmas Market this Sunday

German Christmas Market
Words by Staff Writer

From typical German Christmas treats to a wide range of interesting gifts, this is one for all you Zwirnsknöpfe fans out there.

German Christmas Market

  • German Lutheran Trinity Church
  • Sun 10 Dec 12pm – 5pm
  • 22 Parliament Pl
  • East Melbourne 3002

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Dating back to the late Middle Ages, German Christmas markets have become a cherished tradition, offering a unique blend of holiday cheer, local craftsmanship, and culinary delights. Each market boasts its own character, but common elements unite them in a shared celebration of Yuletide joy.

The heart of these markets is often the central square, adorned with twinkling lights, festive decorations, and the scent of evergreen boughs. Wooden stalls, intricately decorated and resembling miniature cottages, line the streets, showcasing a dazzling array of handmade crafts and traditional German ornaments. From delicate glass baubles to intricately carved wooden figurines, each item tells a story of craftsmanship passed down through generations.

The aroma of mulled wine, or “Glühwein,” wafts through the air, enticing visitors to indulge in this warming beverage served in decorative mugs. Alongside this seasonal libation, a variety of culinary delights tempt the taste buds. Savor the rich flavors of roasted chestnuts, gingerbread cookies, and traditional German sausages, all served with a side of holiday merriment.

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