Feel the Holiday Spirit with the 16th Annual Old World Christmas Market

We’re quickly closing in on one of our most favorite times of the year, which can only mean one thing: the 16th Annual Old World Christmas Market is just around the corner. With that impending chill in the air and Christmas décor beginning to pop up in a few select areas around town, everyone is eagerly looking forward to the warmth and merriment that is brought forth by this special event each year.

16th Annual Old World Christmas Market - Photo Courtesy: christmasmarketatosthoff.com

So if you’re not a resident, you may be wondering; what exactly is the Old World Christmas Market? Well, similar to the centuries-old Christkindlesmarkt (Christ Child’s Market) of Nuremberg, Germany, this Elkhart Lake tradition is a place where local and international artisans can come and display their goods. Held this year at The Osthoff Resort from December 6-15, 2013, visitors will have the opportunity to wander the aisles of the heated tent and browse through the collection of hand-carved German nutcrackers, Russian nesting dolls, Czech blown-glass ornaments, fine apparel, exquisite jewelry, European delicacies and much more!

Once you’ve gotten tired on shopping, feel free to take a break in the Old World Food Court and enjoy all of the delicious German dishes that are offered. With everything from Nuremberg bratwurst, hot gluhwein, sauerbraten, dumplings and Wiener Schnitzel, to potato pancakes, red cabbage, pulled pork and apple strudel, we’re sure you will have no trouble finding something that you like!

Admission to the Christmas Market is $6 per adult, a free for children 14 and under who are accompanied by a ticket-holding adult. Discounted ticket prices are available for groups of 10 or more so feel free to visit the official Old World Christmas Market website for more information.

The 10-day event is open daily from 10am-5pm so be sure to make this a must during your next trip to Wisconsin!

(Posted by Jean Hayes of Inn on Hillwind)