Holidays, Local

Salt Lake City Christkindlmarkt


There’s a place in Salt Lake City called This is the Place Heritage Park. It’s dedicated to preserving the history of the people that pioneered out to the Salt Lake valley and settled it, so it’s your basic cabins + butter churning + rock candy type attraction. I brought Kyle to the park for the first time on Pioneer Day (the celebration of Utah’s statehood) and the trauma of waiting two hours in a crowded park for some lukewarm hot dogs hasn’t quite faded. So, I was happy when I found out that the park would be hosting a German Christmas market (Christkindlmarkt) complete with handmade gifts, Father Christmas, and traditional holiday trimmings. All of our bad summer memories have been washed away by the sounds of caroling and the smell of gingerbread.


The last day of the market is tomorrow and it’s both free and quite charming, so if you’re in the area you might want to stop by!


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  • Reply J.R.

    Our city does an event called “kindlefest” once a year that has vendors selling similar things, focusing on German Christmas trinkets and goodies. However, it is super small and they do it at night. Dark, chilly, and over priced pfeffernusse, no thanks. Wish I was in SLC though! That looks like a fun way to feel the Christmas spirit 🙂

    November 30, 2012 at 8:32 pm
  • Reply J.Darling/Humenay

    Yeah! I love local festivals! Tomorrow I’m going to check out JuleFest, our little Scandanavian town’s holiday festival. The roots of our hometown are mostly Norwegian, but I doubt there will be any smoked fish. There will be LOTS of great baked goods. 🙂 Though the forecast is typical Washington (pouring rain), it’ll still be a good time – and I’m taking out a fellow Navy Wife and her kiddoe, so that should be a blast. (Too bad it’ll be raining otherwise, my furkids would be in tow too! I’m sure Odin the Polar Bear Dog would be a huge hit. ;))

    November 30, 2012 at 9:43 pm
  • Reply Christkindlmarkt SLC

    We want to say thank you so much for posting about the market! We are so excited to have it again this year on December 4th, 5th, and 6th. We hope to see you there! We would also really appreciate it if you wrote again about the market and invited all your friends to come! When you come this year please stop by the hot chocolate stand and we’ll give you one on the house 🙂 My name is Danielle and I am one of the girls who works there. Thanks again and we are glad you had so much fun!

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    August 18, 2014 at 1:57 pm
    • Reply Carly Morgan

      Thank you! I’ll see you this year for sure!

      August 19, 2014 at 12:34 pm

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