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Christ Child Market is a taste of European tradition
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MONROE - Christ-kindlmarkt, a centuries-old holiday market with origins in Germany, will fill the Grand Hall of the Turner Hall of Monroe from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 27 and 28. This Old World holiday tradition is part of Turner Hall's on-going Swiss Heritage Series.The first Christkindlmarkts - or Christ Child Markets - date back to 1434, with the market in Nuremburg being one of the oldest and most famous. The aroma of Lebkuchen (gingerbread) and Glüwein (hot spiced wine), mingled with the scent of fresh pine, fill the outdoor market spaces that feature holiday foods and unique wares crafted by artisans.Although Turner Hall's Christkindlmarkt is held indoors, the Emmental-style chalet, rich in the alpine heritage of Switzerland, provides the perfect ambiance for this traditional market, including the same sensory delights as the European markets.