Christkindl Market in Denver 2016

One of my favorite places at Christmas is Denver’s German Christmas market.

Christkindl Market in Denver

Christkindl Market in Denver

This is the 16th annual Christkindl Market and it is right downtown, on the 16th Street Pedestrian Mall.   Gifts are available from Old German Christmas booth.

So much to see

So much to see

I, Zeb the Duck, love to see these things.   If you are cold, visit Serenity.

No reason to be cold today

No reason to be cold today

The lady working there was trying to find a hat for me.   None in my size, but I was not cold.   These warm items from baby alpaca wool are so soft.

Soft, warm alpaca wool

Soft, warm alpaca wool

The friendly lady said they are from Peru and Ecuador.   This is an international market, not just German.   Cinnamon Roasted Nuts smell so good.

Smells good. Tastes great

Smells good. Tastes great

And they taste even better!  Don’t these Danish style European pastries look tempting?

Tempting

Tempting

Yum!  There are several food booths and I wanted to try them all.   But the humans said, “not everything, Zeb.”   Look at these.

Beautiful paper stars

Beautiful paper stars

Paper stars are wonderful.  Christmas ornaments from this stand are beautiful.

Beautiful

Beautiful

The nesting dolls, or Matryoshka nesting dolls, from Russia and the Ukraine are wonderful.

Matryoshka nesting dolls

Matryoshka nesting dolls

We could buy an entire village here.

Add to your Christmas village

Add to your Christmas village

Stop here and you will be ready for Christmas.

Ready for Christmas

Ready for Christmas

Isn’t this nice.

Bear Mountain Metal Art

Bear Mountain Metal Art

Bear Mountain Metal Art has a great display.   If you get cold or want to sit for awhile, head here to the Beer Garden.

Let's go inside

Let’s go inside

We were there about 2:30 in the afternoon so the musicians had not arrived yet.   This tent is heated, large, and has many refreshment choices.

Plenty of room inside

Plenty of room inside

Christkindl Market is open from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. most days.   They are open until 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.   After visiting the Christmas Market, go across 16th street to visit Southwest Airlines skating rink.

Free ice skating

Free ice skating

Skating is free, if you have  your own ice skates.   No skates?  No problem.   You can rent skates for $2.00.   Some of the skaters know how to skate and some are getting a little help.

Ice skating in downtown Denver

Ice skating in downtown Denver

But everybody is having fun.   This is so great to ice skate in downtown Denver.   We hope you visit the Christkindl Market and then enjoy a little ice skating.   The market is open through December 23, so you still have time to experience more Christmas activities in Denver.

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