Christmas shopping with a German twist- this annual holiday tradition in Chicago is a great way to get into the holiday spirit. Chicago’s open air Christmas festival is inspired by the Christkindlsmarkt in Nuremberg, Germany which first occurred in 1545. Chicago’s take on this tradition presents shoppers with a plethora of international crafts and unique gifts. A fresh escape from the mobs of Michigan Avenue, the vendors offer handmade ornaments, beer steins, cuckoo clocks, nutcrackers, and other uniquely German crafts that can’t be found anywhere else, (besides Germany.) After you find the perfect Christmas gift or just a memorable souvenir, check out the food tents for some authentic German fare or warm up with a cup of hot chocolate. This Christmas fest continues to gain popularity each year and never fails to spread the Christmas spirit around Chicago!
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