Meet the Christkindlmarket Des Moines 2023 Christkind

BySuzanne Hull

Meet the Christkindlmarket Des Moines 2023 Christkind

We would like to introduce Karlie Latterell as the Christkind for this year’s Christkindlmarket Des Moines. Karlie is a student at Norwalk High School.

The Christkind is the namesake of Christkindlmarkets. The Christkind is often described as a fairy-like being dressed in gold and white robes with a crown upon their golden locks. Christkind folklore dates back to the 1500s and stems from traditional customs: parades during the holiday season were guided by one “grand” angel, the Christkind. They are the bearer of gifts to most children in German-speaking countries, much like Santa Claus is in the United States.

Our Christkind will be making appearances at the festival during our opening ceremony December 1, 2023 from 6pm – 7pm. She will also make appearances on December 2nd and 3rd from 2pm-4pm.

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