[Gatesedge] German Christmas Market “Weihnachtsmarkt Texas Style”

Eadric Anstapa eadric at scabrewer.com
Wed Dec 9 11:43:11 PST 2009

German Christmas Market “Weihnachtsmarkt Texas Style”
December 12th, 2009, “Second Saturday in December”
10 am – 10 pm
Tomball, Texas, Old Town near the historical Train Depot Plaza, 201 S. Elm

Free Admission and No Parking Fees

Herzlich Willkommen! You do not have to be German to enjoy this festival.

Come and enjoy the family-friendly ambience - Gemütlichkeit - of this 
unique music/street festival and open air market along with antique 
shops, and the old town area.

Tap your feet to the music of Chris Rybak, Das Ist Lustig, Valina, and 
get into the festive spirit with the sounds of the Christmas musical groups.

An estimate 80 unique and interesting street vendors will line Market 
and Walnut Street, selling German Christmas items, arts and crafts, and 
much more.

The German Tent and music stage will be located near 200 Market Street. 
The tent will house the beer garden decorated in a German theme and 
Christmas lights. Tables and chairs will allow you to relax with your 
Dunkles Bier (dark beer), or a warm cup of Glühwein. Don’t miss the 
traditional Dutch Santa and live Nutcracker.

The Kinderfest (kid’s area) will provide entertainment and fun for the 
young visitors. It includes bungee-jumping, petting zoo, large 
inflatable bounce house, and more. Enjoy the large outdoor movie screen, 
a hayride or the Christmas lights tour.

Food vendors will include traditional German food and drink, Glühwein 
(mulled wine), beer, Christmas Stollen, Kaffee und Kuchen (coffee and 
pastry), Bratwurst, red cabbage, sauerkraut, apple strudel, etc., and 
will, also, include festival foods like funnel cake, corn dogs, hot 
dogs, hamburgers, kettle korn, and barbeque.

Highlights of the Festival will include: The lighting of the City 
Christmas tree, music on the Depot Stage, Santa, ice skating rink, and 
the dedication and unveiling of a new bronze statue “The Train Conductor”.

The Market is sponsored by the City of Tomball, Tomball Sister City, and 
German Heritage Festival

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