Come one, come all to this weekend's 7th annual Christkindlmarkt in Lovettsville, VA, hosted by the Loudoun Valley German Society. Dr. Kathy of "A street Apiary" will have a booth where she will be selling her beewares-honey, beeswax candles, soaps and traditional German beeswax Christmas and holiday ornaments on both Saturday (Dec. 6th) and Sunday (Dec 7th) from 9am-5pm at the Game Club Building at 16 Berlin turnpike.
A Christkindlmarkt is a traditional German Christmas market. They typically start in the streets of Germany in mid-November. (The tradition began in Nuernberg, Germany, but is found all over the country now.) November is usually a dreary and rainy month in Germany, and there is nothing like lights, and music, and festive activities and some hot mulled wine (Gluhwein) to warm the heart and soul. The United States has a few Christkindlmarkts, and the one in Virginia continues to grow in popularity; it is attended by more and more market goers and shop local movement supporters every year.
Hope to see you there!
Froehliche Weihnachten! (Merry Christmas!)