Christmas Market

BluCatsEvents is bringing the German tradition of Christmas markets to Southern California. We started the first annual German Christmas Market in Huntington Beach at the Old World Village on Dec 8, in 2013.
It was a success! We had 500-600 visitors and up to 40 vendors.

See the photos here: Photo Gallery German Christmas Market

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History of the Christmas Markets
Every German Christmas Market has its own history. In Germany the whole month of December is dedicated to Christmas and its tradition. And one of these traditions is the Christmas Market.
It started in the 14th century when toy and wood makers, sugar bakers and other household and gift crafters got the permission to sell their goods on the regular market place before Christmas.
From there on this became a tradition in almost every German city, big or small.
These early Christmas markets sold also food such as roasted almonds, chestnuts and nuts.
It was a market where people could find useful things and culinary specialties.

nuremberg christmas market germany

Every German Christmas Market has its own history. In Germany the whole month of December is dedicated to Christmas and its tradition. And one of these traditions is the Christmas Market.
It started in the 14th century when toy makers, wood , sugar bakers other crafters got the permission to sell their goods on the regular market place before Christmas.
From there on this became a tradition in almost every German city, big or small.
These early Christmas markets sold also food such as roasted almonds, chestnuts and nuts.
It was a market where people could find useful things and culinary specialties.

Traditional and Popular Christmas Markets in Germany

  • The Christmas Market of Nuremberg (Nürnberg in German) is the most known market worldwide. From the beginning – since the 17th century – the “Christkind” was featured by a girl and it is still the tradition that the “Christkind” is opening the market. There you can find the delicious Nuremberger Lebkuchen and the sausages called “Rostbratwürstchen”.
  • The Christmas Market in Munich is also very popular and is older then the one from Nuremberg.
  • The Christmas Market of Dresden was mentioned the first time in 1434. There you find the famous “Dresdner Christstollen” and wooden crafts from the Erzgebirge like the Christmas pyramid.
  • Let’s have  a look to Western Germany – the Christmas Market in Aachen around the historic dome offers the Aachener Printen as foodie specialty. They are special Lebkuchen
  • And last but not least the most beautiful Christmas Market in Rothenburg, the Reiterles Markt, must be mentioned not because of its size but because of its extreme beauty which reminds of a fairy tale world. It brings you back into an old world that only exists 1 month before Christmas.