One of my favorite places at Christmas is Denver’s German Christmas market.
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.
I, Zeb the Duck, love to see these things. If you are cold, visit Serenity.
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.
The friendly lady said they are from Peru and Ecuador. This is an international market, not just German. Cinnamon Roasted Nuts smell so good.
And they taste even better! Don’t these Danish style European pastries look tempting?
Yum! There are several food booths and I wanted to try them all. But the humans said, “not everything, Zeb.” Look at these.
Paper stars are wonderful. Christmas ornaments from this stand are beautiful.
The nesting dolls, or Matryoshka nesting dolls, from Russia and the Ukraine are wonderful.
We could buy an entire village here.
Stop here and you will be ready for Christmas.
Isn’t this nice.
Bear Mountain Metal Art has a great display. If you get cold or want to sit for awhile, head here to the Beer Garden.
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.
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.
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.
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.