German Christkindl (Christmas) market in Wheatfieldby jmaloni
Holy Ghost Lutheran School Parent Teacher League is sponsoring a Christkindl (Christmas) market from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, at the school, 6630 Luther St., Wheatfield.
This event will feature a Christmas craft show with about 55 crafters and a German-themed lunch with sausage, sauerkraut and other homemade favorites. A "Holiday Shop" will feature special Christmas gifts that children can purchase for family and friends from a large variety of inexpensive quality gifts.
Holy Ghost's version of a Christkindl, or Christmas market, dates back to a tradition begin in 16th century Germany when craftspeople erected stalls in the heart of German cities with food, drink and entertainment. Christmas markets came into being to meet the demand for Christmas presents after Martin Luther set the fashion of giving presents to children at Christmastime. "Christkindl" takes its name from the Christ Child to whom Martin Luther gave the role of present bringer.