Kitchener's Christkindl Market goes online
Event to feature 24-day online Advent Calendar
Kitchener's Christkindl Market is among the annual traditions that will look a little different this year, as the event moves to an online-only format.
Starting Dec. 1, the website will host a special advent calendar online, said Monica Reid, president of the Christkindl Market committee in a news release.
"Each day, visitors can open a new door and uncover that day's mix of videos, entertainment, stories, interviews from past years, holiday crafts, recipes, and so much more," Reid said.
The Downtown Kitchener Business Association will sell Christmas trees for curbside pickup Dec.4 and 5. A limited number of Christkindl-Market-In-A-Box packages will also be available for sale.
The Christkindl Market isn't the only tradition that's changing this year. The annual Santa Claus parade has been reimagined as two "reverse parades" that will be held in Kitchener and Waterloo.
The group Omas Siskona of Kitchener-Waterloo is also hosting its annual marketplace fundraiser online.
The Kitchener Christkindl Market has been running since 1997. As many as 40,000 visitors typically visit the downtown over the four-day period, the city said in a release.
More information about the online plans will be available at www.christkindl.ca.