ST. PAUL, Minn. (November 15, 2017) — The festive St. Paul European Christmas Market will return to the East Plaza at Union Depot with a wide array of vendors offering festive, fun gift options. The market will run December 1-3 and December 8-10. Inspired by “Christkindlmarkt,” the traditional open-air holiday festival common across central European countries during the Advent season, the free six-day event will feature handmade goods from local makers and artisans housed in charming, decorated wooden kiosks, and seasonal food offerings and drinks. Attendees will find holiday décor, crafts, clothing and accessories, toys, packaged artisanal food products, plus Santa, reindeer and other holiday entertainment such as dancers and musicians.
European Christmas Market Hours:
December 1: 4:00 - 9:00 p.m.
December 2: 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
December 3: Noon – 6:00 p.m.
December 8: 4:00 - 9:00 p.m.
December 9: 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
December 10: Noon – 6:00 p.m.
Santa and his reindeer will greet children, and carolers will delight visitors with the beautiful sounds of the season. European-inspired foods will be served, such as traditional sausages, pretzels with mustard, pierogis, spaetzle, apple fritters, potato pancakes, eggnog, roasted nuts and more. The European Christmas Market will offer traditional glühwein (mulled wine), beer, hot chocolate and other beverages. For a complete list of vendors and the entertainment schedule, visit https://www.uniondepot.org/event/european-christmas-market-2017/.
The European Christmas Market will join the roster of “Hub for the Holidays” events at Union Depot — coinciding with: Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration (Dec. 1); “North Pole Express” Holiday Train (Nov. 30-Dec. 3 and Dec. 7-10); Holiday Movie Night (Dec. 1); and Holiday Bake Sale (Dec. 9). For more information about Union Depot holiday events, please visit www.uniondepot.org/holiday or www.facebook.com/uniondepot.