20,000 Visitors Flock To German Christmas Market

20,000 Visitors Flock To German Christmas Market

The Third annual Quebec City German Christmas Market can only be deemed a huge triumph.

The Quebec City German Christmas Market opened on Friday December 3rd, with welcoming speeches from the organising committee, Quebec City Deputy Mayor Michelle Morin-Doyle, Christian Schreiner (Dean and Rector of Holy Trinity), German dignitaries and others.

There was also a visit from the Christkind (Christmas Angel).

Over the five days of the market’s duration, organising team member Susanne Bergmann confirmed that over 20,000 visitors had been to site in the grounds of the Holy Trinity Cathedral to have a look around.

And, when they got there, what did the visitors see?

Many wooden booths manned by traders and volunteers selling their wares just in time for Christmas.

There were food stands selling traditional German food such as bratkartoffeln (sausage and potatoes), wurst, German beer and more.

Toys, wood carvings, stollen, German biscuits, tradional jewellery and other items were also available around the market.

One of the stalls, manned by volunteers of the Holy Trinity parish, sold small wooden santas ideal for decorating the tree with.

All of the santas were made by parishioners and the proceeds will be used for the needy in the Quebec City community.

The market closed on Sunday 12th December for another year.
Hope to see you all there in 2011. 

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