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Christkindlmarkt set for Friday and Saturday
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The work of Old World folk artisans, such as that of Swiss chip-carver Gottlieb Brandli Sr., are among the wares available at Turner Hall of Monroe's annual Christkindlmarkt, held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday. (Photo supplied)
MONROE - Turner Hall of Monroe's annual Christkindlmarkt will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Christkindlmarkts, or Christ Child Markets, have been a tradition in German-speaking countries of Europe for centuries. These open-air street markets take place during the four weeks of Advent before Christmas, and in many cities in Germany, attract millions of visitors annually.