DECEMBER 14 - 16, 2017
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News and other updates about the 2017 Christkindl Market will be added here throughout the year. The following were some of the highlights leading up to our 2016 Market.
The Joy of Collecting Nutcrackers
A display and PowerPoint presentation on the Joy of Collecting Nutcrackers will be offered Friday afternoon, Dec. 9 and late morning Dec. 10 at the Lutheran Church during Christkindl. Nancy Klink of Bloomsburg and her friend, Lois McClintock, Doylestown are long-time, passionate collectors of authentic German nutcrackers, smokemen and candle arches. They will talk about the history of the prominent manufacturers, the various characters represented and their origin, how to detect a reproduction and much more. Presentations will be given on Friday at 1pm and Saturday at 11am in the Lutheran Church Sunday school room.
Seiffen, the Craft Center of Germany
Daily presentations on Seiffen, the craft center of Germany, our featured theme this year, will be offered. Slightly smaller in population than Mifflinburg, this little nook on the Check border was a thriving mining community in the Middle Ages. As the natural ores became depleted, the miners used their next available natural product, wood, to produce holiday toys, decorations and Christmas ornaments. Small cottage industry families developed, but were then stifled by the Communist occupation from 1945 to 1990. Again the handicraft was revived and is a world-wide business today. Matt Wagner and Brett Holsterman will give an introduction to this charming town on Thursday at 5:30pm, Friday at 3pm, and Saturday 3pm at the Lutheran Church Sunday school room.
New Roving Character - A 13' Tall Nutcracker
Don’t miss the newly-acquired, giant nutcracker who will glide through the Market greeting children and adults.
Holiday for Organ
Matthew Wagner, organist and retired Mifflinburg Area School District band director, will give a concert of Christmas organ music on Friday, December 9 at 8pm at the Lutheran Church.
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