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Christkindlmarket to Return to Plaza at Fiserv Forum From Friday, Nov. 15 Through Tuesday, Dec. 24

During the Christkindlmarket, the plaza at Fiserv Forum will transform into an idyllic German marketplace for the 40-day holiday celebration.

By - Aug 28th, 2019 10:51 am
Christkindlmarket Milwaukee outside of the Fiserv Forum. Photo by Jeramey Jannene.

Christkindlmarket Milwaukee outside of the Fiserv Forum. Photo by Jeramey Jannene.

MILWAUKEE (Aug. 28, 2019) – The Christkindlmarket, an authentic German-style outdoor holiday market, will return to the plaza at Fiserv Forum from Friday, Nov. 15 through Tuesday, Dec. 24. This marks the second consecutive year the market has been held in Milwaukee’s Deer District after debuting in Wisconsin for the first time in 2018.

During the Christkindlmarket, the plaza at Fiserv Forum will transform into an idyllic German marketplace for the 40-day holiday celebration, featuring an increase in vendors from last year’s market. Marketgoers can enjoy the holiday season with shopping, delicious international and local delicacies, hot spiced wine (Glühwein), family fun and more.

Last year, more than 450,000 visitors were able to create holiday memories throughout the Christkindlmarket in Milwaukee.

The Christkindlmarket Milwaukee hours are as follows:

  • Sunday-Thursday: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Friday-Saturday: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Thanksgiving (Nov. 28) and Christmas Eve (Dec. 24): 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Christkindlmarket, planned and executed by German American Events, LLC, also takes place at two Chicago-area locations and has been a holiday tradition for 24 years. In 2018, all market locations attracted more than 1.9 million visitors.

Admission to the Christkindlmarket Milwaukee is free. For more information on the Christkindlmarket Milwaukee, visit www.christkindlmarket.com/milwaukee.

About Deer District

Deer District is Milwaukee’s newest neighborhood and is redefining the city’s downtown. Anchored by the world-class Fiserv Forum, a preeminent sports and entertainment venue and home to the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks, the 30-acre Deer District is Milwaukee’s premier location for people to live, work and play.

A year-round destination, Deer District features a myriad of dining and entertainment options in addition to Fiserv Forum including the plaza at Fiserv Forum, The MECCA Sports Bar & Grill, The Beer Garden, Good City Brewing, Punch Bowl Social and Drink Wisconsinbly, and offers best-in-class commercial and real estate opportunities. Deer District attracts thousands of visitors to watch major sporting events and concerts and serves as an ideal setting to enjoy live music, festivals, outdoor movies, fitness classes and other events. Deer District is a hub for Milwaukee’s vibrant future and connects the existing downtown neighborhoods.

For more information on Deer District, visit DeerDistrict.com.

About German American Events, LLC

German American Events LLC, a subsidiary of the German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest, is a Chicago-based nonprofit organization that plans and executes the Christkindlmarket Chicago, Wrigleyville, and Milwaukee. All Christkindlmarket locations are modeled after the classic German holiday market in Nuremberg, Germany, with traditional candy cane striped huts.

The free outdoor holiday markets host international and local vendors who display and sell hand-crafted ornaments, toys and unique holiday gifts as well as traditional German foods, sweets and beverages. The markets are rich in cultural tradition and include special events, entertainment and activities that are fun for the whole family, including traditional alpine brass music and German choirs.

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