Glen Burnie gets a taste of German Christmas

November 12, 2017 by  

The German Christmas Village will be coming soon to the Inner Harbor in Baltimore.

The opening ceremony will begin with the arrival of the Nuremberg Christkind (the European traditional Christmas gift-bringer) which will come by Water Taxi. The Christmas Village will then come alive, and there will be an official photo shoot with Baltimore representatives and the Christkind.

The next afternoon children from surrounding city districts will be bringing their self-painted ornaments to put on the Christmas tree as part of the tree lighting ceremony. Special performances will be part of the afternoon before and after the ceremony. City representatives and the children will have their pictures taken together for the event’s future poster printing and brochures.

The Christmas Village will be composed of wooden stalls circling the grand Christmas tree. Over 45 vendors will be selling arts and crafts from around the world. A gigantic heated tent will keep Glen Burnie shoppers warm as they make their selections.

Food vendors will be hawking Lebkuchen (gingerbread), pretzels, bratwurst, and mulled wine. Santa will be making an appearance at the market, and local bands, choirs, and performers will be entertaining the crowds daily.

The German Village will be at West Shore Park starting November 23 until December 24. Hours will be from 11:00 am until 7:00 pm on Sunday through Thursday, and 11:00 am until 8:00 pm on Fridays and Saturdays.