Be sure to visit the second annual, authentic German Christmas Market held in the Public Square, downtown Belleville. Modeled after the German open-air markets, CHRISTKINDLMARKT (Christ Child Market) features merchants from Europe and across the Country, selling their items. Gifts, food, drinks and local/ regional specialties will be sold in individual wooden booths/chalets in a festive environment.
Children can enjoy free Trolley rides, Gingerbread creations and of course Santa! Live Reindeer will appear on Saturday, December 19 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. and Sunday, December 20 from 11:00 a.m. - 1 p.m. For adults, beer and gluhwein (hot spiced wine sold in souvenir mugs) will be served along with authentic German food. A heated tent will be set up for eating and drinking--with entertainment Friday and Saturday evenings. The Markt is open daily through December 23 and admission is FREE! Sunday - Thursday, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Friday & Saturday: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Click Here or call 800-677-9255 to learn more.
-- This information originally appeared in the Holiday Tourism Times Seasonal Guide. Click here and sign up to receive three issues every year at no cost!