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Cambria Christmas Market

California Christmas Markets

Not many are the Christmas markets in European style taking place in California. Among the more the visited is undoubtedly the Cambria Christmas market, Cambria is a town located along the California coast about halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. In the city of San Francisco you can visit the Great Dickens Christmas Fair where you can go back to the atmosphere of Victorian London. In the Silicon Valley there is the German Holiday Market (Weihnachtsmarkt) at City Hall Plaza, Mountain View. While in Los Angeles the right places are the German Christmas Market at Old World Huntington Beach and the Alpine Village Christmas Faire in Torrance. Even in the state capital, Sacramento, you can find a typical German Christmas market, the Sacramento Christkindlmarkt.

Cambria Christmas Market 2016

Cambria Christmas Market 2016

Cambria Christmas Market – 2905 Burton Drive, Cambria, CA 93428. A Christmas market reminiscent of the typical German Christmas markets that take place every year in Cambria, California. The market is enhanced by lights, food, drinks, live music and fun for all. You will also find the typical Glühwein, the traditional German wine, hot and spicy. A must see for anyone. Fantastic light show!

Opening: November 25 – November 27, 2016; November 30 – December 4, 2016; December 7 – December 11, 2016; December 14 – December 23, 2016. Opening Hours: 5:00pm-9:00pm. The Market is closed November 28 & 29, December 5 & 6 and December 12 & 13.

For more information: Phone (805) 927-6109.

LOS ANGELES CHRISTMAS MARKETS

German Christmas Market at Old World Huntington Beach 2016

German Christmas Market at Old World Huntington Beach 2016

German Christmas Market at Old World Huntington Beach – 7561 Center Ave, Huntington Beach, CA 92647. About 40 art and crafts vendors taking part in this market in the Banquet Hall and Beer Garden of the Old World Restaurant. Enjoy original European and German specialties like Bratwurst, Stollen, Sauerkraut, original German Cookies and Pastries, hot chocolate, coffee and tea, German beer and wine, and the famous “Gluhwein” (red mulled wine).

Opening: November 27, 2016. Opening Hours: 10am – 4pm.

Info: T. (714) 895-8020

Alpine Village Christmas Faire 2016

Alpine Village Christmas Faire 2016

Alpine Village Christmas Faire – 833 W Torrance Blvd. Torrance, CA 90502. Christmas Faire is an indoor-outdoor market with festive events for the whole family.  This market is inspired by the traditional outdoor markets that can be found across Germany in Christmas time. This faire will take place over the first three weekends in December.

Opening: December 3 – December 4, 2016; December 10 – December 11, 2016; December 17 – December 18, 2016. Opening Hours: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm.

Info: T. 310-327-4384. E-mail: fun@alpinevillagecenter.com

SAN FRANCISCO CHRISTMAS MARKETS

The Great Dickens Christmas Fair 2016 San Francisco

The Great Dickens Christmas Fair 2016 San Francisco

The Great Dickens Christmas Fair – Cow Palace Exhibition Halls, 2600 Geneva Avenue, Daly City, CA 94014 – San Francisco. This fair is held at the Cow Palace Exhibition Halls and is the reconstruction of Victorian London with costumed characters. You will find lit halls, pubs, dance floors, and Christmas shopping. The setting is that of the London of Charles Dickens, a city with streets full of literary and historical characters where you can appreciate the seductive aromas of roasted chestnuts and hearty foods typical of Christmas. Dozens of shops lit by the lamps are filled to the brim with Christmas gifts. The Dickens Christmas Fair is a valuable tradition in the Bay Area since 1970, and a wonderful way to celebrate the holidays. The Fair is open for five Weekends including the Friday after Thanksgiving.

Opening: November 19 – November 20, 2016; November 25 – November 27, 2016; December 3 – December 4, 2016; December 10 – December 11, 2016; December 17 – December 18, 2016. Opening Hours: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm.

Info: T. (800) 510-1558. Email: office.dickensfair@gmail.com

German International School of Silicon Valley’s German Holiday Market (Weihnachtsmarkt) 2016

German International School of Silicon Valley’s German Holiday Market (Weihnachtsmarkt) 2016

German International School of Silicon Valley’s German Holiday Market (Weihnachtsmarkt) – City Hall Plaza, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. The German Holiday Market takes place at City Hall Plaza in Mountain View, CA and recreates the festive atmosphere of the open-air winter markets found in villages throughout Austria, Germany and Switzerland. this is a unique village market. This traditional German Christmas market offers typical German products such as Glühwein (warm mulled wine), Würste (sausages), Bier (beer), Kinderpunsch (warm cider), Bretzln (pretzels), Stollen (cake with candied fruit and dusted with powdered sugar), Lebkuchen (gingerbread) and Gebrannte Mandeln (toasted candied almonds). You will find also examples of handicrafts from Germany.

Opening: December 10, 2016. Opening Hours: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm.

For more info contact: E-mail: holidaymarket@gissv.org

SACRAMENTO CHRISTMAS MARKETS

Sacramento Christkindlmarkt 2016

Sacramento Christkindlmarkt 2016

Sacramento Christkindlmarkt – Turn Verein, 3349 J St, Sacramento, CA 95816. A Christmas market in the tradition of the German outdoor Christmas Markets. Christmas Music, Arts, Crafts, Ornaments,Cookies and Cakes, Gebrannte Mandeln (candied, toasted almonds), Nussknacker (carved Nutcrackers), Nurnberg sausage dinner, Gluhwein, Zwetschgamännla (figures made of decorated dried plums), Christstollen or Stollen (a sort of egg bread with candied fruit). 28 booths featuring local vendors.

Opening: December 3, 2016. Opening Hours: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm.

Info: T. 916.442.7360. E-mail: stv@sacramentoturnverein.com

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