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Even though it’s in its 17th year, the Denver Christkindl Market might be downtown’s best-kept holiday secret. With its festive feel and old-world European charm, it’s hard to believe this weeks-long market actually exists!

From November 17 through December 23, the Denver Christkindl Market is open every day, keeping the German holiday traditions at the forefront of the 16th Street Mall. Stop by and enjoy traditional German music, food, shopping, and more!

WHEN: November 17–December 23 | Sun.–Thur. 11 a.m.–7 p.m. | Fri.–Sat. 11 a.m.–9 p.m.
(closes at 4 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, and open until 9 p.m. Dec. 18–23)
WHERE: Skyline Park in Downtown Denver | 16th Street Mall and Arapahoe St.
COST: FREE admission

You don’t have to go too far to get a real taste of a European Christmas! Presented by the German American Chamber of Commerce, the Denver Christkindl Market offers authentic German treats and entrees under a big white tent, with a little village of stores selling vendors’ wares under twinkling holiday lights.

Plus, with lively entertainment, a daily raffle, and scheduled visits from St. Nikolaus, the Christkind, and Krampus, this adorable Christmas market is just the thing to get you in the holiday spirit and keep you coming back for more!

For a complete list of vendors and entertainment, visit the event’s website. And remember, this German tradition is open every day starting November 17! So even if you work downtown and want to stop by on a weekday for a German-inspired lunch, or if you want to head over for a little fun shopping after ice skating at Skyline Park, the Christkindl Market will be up and running and ready for you to keep coming back again and again, through December 23. Not to mention, this would be a memorable little place to take family coming into town for the holidays!

Have you been to the market before? What was your experience like? Tell us in the comments below! And upload your photos here!

Featured image courtesy of Denver Christkindl Market.

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