Christmas Market brings back meaning to holiday
PEORIA (25News Now) - The German-American Society held its annual Kristkindlmarkt Sunday afternoon.
Everything from jewelry, hand-sewn clothes, toys, woodwork, and Christmas ornaments were available for sale.
German food was also available and the shoppers were met with music from the Salvation Army’s youth band.
This market is based on the ancient Monk, Martin Luther, who wanted to keep Christianity as a part of the Christmas tradition.
”They wanted to focus on more of the Christian aspect of it. Kristkindlmarkt represents the Christ child. It’s one more aspect of German culture we brought back or reinvigorated here in the United States especially here in Peoria.” says Jeff Pulfer, the Chairman, and Public Relations Manager for the German-American Society.
On Sunday, December 3rd, the German-American Society is celebrating again at the Lindenhoff.
Those who wish to attend are encouraged to wear their traditional German outfits and bring a beer stein for door prizes.
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