Our Christkind

Stay tuned for more information on our 2018 Christkind!

About the Christkind tradition

The Christkind (German “Christ-child”) is the traditional Christmas gift-bringer in parts of Germany, Austria, and in other European countries. A fairy-like being with her white and golden dress, blond locks and golden crown, the Christkind has been the symbol of our event for years now. The idea that the Christkind brings children their Christmas gifts goes back to the protestant reformer, Martin Luther (1483-1546).

Keeping with the tradition from previous years, the Christkind will be part of the Grand Opening Ceremony on November 17th, reciting her famous prologue translated from the original German, to welcome visitors to the Denver Christkindl Market. Additionally, during the weeks of the market (November 16 – December 23) the young and young at heart will have the opportunity to meet and greet and take pictures with her as she pays regular visits to “her” market.

To learn more about the history of the Christkind please visit Wikipedia.