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Speaking on Business: Christkindlmarkt

Allyson Chard lived with her family in Germany for two years and fell in love with the country and culture.

Chris Redgrave Nov 29, 2016


This is Chris Redgrave for Zions Bank Speaking on Business.

Allyson Chard lived with her family in Germany for two years and fell in love with the country and culture, especially the world-famous Christmas markets. After she returned to the U.S., she wanted to share her experience in Utah. So, five years ago she founded Christkindlmarkt.

Christkindlmarkt, held at This is the Place Heritage Park in Salt Lake City, features 65 vendors offering handcrafted items including toys, ornaments, jewelry, with a focus on European or German products. This includes beautiful nutcrackers and pyramids, handmade rolling pins and bags. It’s a great place to find a unique gift you can’t buy anywhere else. There’s also daily entertainment and delicious foods like Dutch pancakes and crepes, European waffles and authentic German bratwursts.

Allison says Christkindlmarkt has a focus on service. At this year’s market, Friend2Friend children’s service group will be preparing 500 meals to feed those in need. Pamela Atkinson, known throughout the community for her service, will be walking with these kids and others in the Lantern Parade on Thursday, Dec. 1, when the Christkindlmarkt kicks off.

This year’s Christkindlmarkt begins this Thursday, Dec. 1, and runs through Saturday, Dec. 3 at 8 p.m. It’s held at This is the Place Heritage Park, 2601 Sunnyside Ave. in Salt Lake City. Admission is free.

Find more online at christkindkdlemarkt-slc.com.

For Zions Bank, I’m Chris Redgrave, speaking on business.

Christkindlmarkt
Dec. 1-3 at This is the Place Heritage Park
2601 Sunnyside Ave.
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
http://www.christkindlmarkt-slc.com/

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