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Sneak peek into Milwaukee's new outdoor holiday market

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The new Bucks arena will be hosting the Christkindlmarket, an authentic German holiday festival, from November 17 to December 31. 

The Christkindlmarket Milwaukee will transform the plaza into a picturesque holiday village featuring around 30 vendors in traditional candy cane striped wooden huts. There will be live entertainment, festive shopping, delicious European and German delicacies, hot spiced wine, fine beer, hand-crafted ornaments, entertainment, family fun, and more.

The Christkindlmarket market is based in Chicago; this is the first year the outdoor market will be in Milwaukee.

"Milwaukee has such a good German heritage, and the State of Wisconsin has German heritage. We are really excited to have Milwaukee as our first step out of the Chicago area," Kate Bleeker of German American Events said.

Fiserv Forum staff believes this market is a step in the right direction. They hope to do more events on the Fiserv Forum plaza.

"The vision is to make the plaza a great gathering spot for everyone," Fiserv Forum Event Programming Manager TJ Sagen said. "If you're not in the holiday spirit, you will be when you get here."

The hours for Christkindlmarket Milwaukee will be as follows:

  • Sunday-Thursday: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Friday-Saturday: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Thanksgiving (Nov. 23), Christmas Eve (Dec. 24), and New Year’s Eve (Dec. 31): 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Christmas Day (Dec. 25): Close

Admission to Christkindlmarket Milwaukee is free.


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