Christkindlmarkt serving up German food, unique gifts in Dayton this weekend only

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The Christkindlmarkt is an annual German Bazaar hosted by the Dayton Liederkranz-Turner German Club in downtown Dayton. This year’s bazaar is a two-day event held at the Liederkranz building from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8 and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 9. The Liederkranz is located at 1400 E. Fifth St., across from Stivers High School.

The centuries-old Christmastime market tradition originated in Nuremberg, Germany, in the mid-1500s and is now celebrated in German communities around the world. 

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Dayton Liederkranz-Turner now serves lunch on Mondays.

“Quality vendors will offer hand-crafted ornaments, handmade bath soaps and accessories, beer steins, amber jewelry from the Baltic, German collectible items, antiques, stained-glass items, unique jewelry, note cards and gifts, paper cutouts, etc. The annual Liederkranz Christmas Raffle will also feature many wonderful items. The kitchen will be open with delicious German lunch items and pastries, and traditional holiday beverages,” according to the event page.

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Dayton Liederkranz-Turner now serves lunch on Mondays.
Photo: Amelia Robinson

WHAT: Christkindlmarkt - German Bazaar

WHEN: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 & noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9 

WHERE: Dayton Liederkranz Turner German Club, 1400 E. Fifth St.

INFO: Facebook