Stroll through the Christkindlmarkt through December 23rd

This is one of my favorite things to do in downtown Belleville during the holiday season!  Thru December 23rd, you can head downtown and check out the Chriskindlmarkt.  Don’t worry if it is a bit chilly, as they have warming stations throughout the market!

While at the market, you can stroll through and look at the amazing retailers and don’t forget to try some of the awesome food that will be there from Roemer Topf, Babushka’s Polish Food, Oma Gisi, Sister Cities of Paderborn, and Abe’s Carmel Corn (a hometown favorite).  Don’t forget to check out all of the great events, as they are adding in more to complete the season.  There are activities for kiddos, music, and more…you can check that out on their events page.  Also, make sure to bring your camer on December 21 from 2pm – 5pm, when you can see the live reindeer.  You can visit with Prancer and Sven and friends!  How fun is that!!!

Here are the Daily Hours:

  • Monday – Thursday – 11am – 7pm
  • Friday – Saturday – 10am – 9pm
  • Sunday – 10am – 7pm

Plus, there is a fun scavenger hunt for the kiddos!  Look along the shops on Main Street for the little elf, Gustav!  He’s hiding throughout the different stores and market areas, so make sure to keep an eye out for him.  Once you spot him, make sure to get your activity page stamped.  Once you have all of your stamps collected, then take it to Local Lucy’s at 310 E. Main St. for a chance to win a prize!  You can get a little gift just for turning in your completed form too (while supplies last).  You can pick up your activity page at all participating stores and in the market, or you can print it out here!

Hope to see you there!

Don’t forget to check out many more happenings at Scott AFB!