Christkindlmarket Des Moines will take place in Western Gateway Park (just west of the downtown Des Moines Library) December 2 – 4, 2016. There will be something for everyone, so please mark your calendars and invite your friends to Like the Facebook Fan Page.
Have all the Carolers already been booked? I sing with the Glastonbury Revelers. We sing madrigals and period music In costume either victorian or renaissance. We may be interested in caroling at this event… How do we become involved in this?
Hmm…sure you can’t make this happen THIS year? My wife has been chomping at the bit to go back to Germany over the Christmas season…
I am so happy to see this. We were stationed in Germany with the Army and we really enjoyed Christkindlmarts. I am looking forward to this event!
Would there be a need for guides or information people?
I am part of a VFW Auxiliary and I can ask if they would like to help out.
As time gets closer and details are worked out, can you let me know what your volunteer needs are? I can forward them to the local Auxiliaries to see if we could help. I almost can’t wait for next December to get here!
Also, the high schools in the area have something called the Silver Cord. This is something that high school students can earn by doing community service.
I’m sure you could get a lot of volunteers from the local high schools. 🙂
Johnston High High School participates in the Silver Cord program too.
What a great idea. I will try to visit the weihnachsmarkt with our friends from Des Moines next year.
I guess there is a lot of planing before.
Stefan from Germany
My spouse and I have been booked in past years as “Dickens style” strolling characters – we would be interested in being booked for your Inaugural Christkindlmarket 2016.
I just sent a detailed email to the gmail address offering my help and assistance. My wife and I have visited hundreds of Germany Christmas markets over the years and are so excited about helping get this started in Des Moines. We will be at this year’s markets for almost three weeks again…can’t wait!
This sounds incredible!! Although I’m sad that there will not be one this year, I understand that in order to do it justice, there needs to be some planning. As a new resident of Des Moines, what are some other cool Christmas things to visit here??
I was getting so excited, then saw it was next year!! Can’t wait. This is a fabulous idea.
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